Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe Collection

A collection of steel cut oatmeal recipes including refrigerator oats, overnight oats, slow cooker, fruit-filled and chocolate versions. 
27 Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipes - The Lemon BowlSteel cut oats have a special place in my heart. From the minute I could hold a spoon, I have been eating steel cut oatmeal. My beautiful mother made them for me and my sisters on a very regular basis along with buckwheat pancakes, shredded wheat or cream of wheat.

As an adult, I now crave the chewy, nutty texture of steel cut oats. Don’t get me wrong, I love old fashioned oats as well but there is just something extra special about taking the time to prepare steel cut oats in all of their whole grain, un-rolled glory. 

Bob's Red Mill Spar for the SpurtleIn honor of Bob’s Red Mill Spar for the Spurtle contest, I thought I would inspire you to get in the kitchen with a collection of steel cut oatmeal recipes. Whether you prefer cold, overnight refrigerator oats or making a big batch in the slow cooker or any version in between, this collection is sure to get you hungry.

Overnight Refrigerator Oats with Fresh Fruit and Honey - The Lemon BowlOvernight:

Coconut Pecan Overnight Oats by Poet in the Pantry
Orange Infused Overnight Steel Cut Oats by Running to the Kitchen
Overnight Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal by Pass the Sushi
Make Ahead Steel Cut Oats For Breakfast All Week Long by NoshOn It
Overnight Baked Apple Oatmeal with Crunchy Brown Sugar Streusel by Farmgirl’s Dabbles
Overnight Oats with Apples and Whipped Maple Mascarpone Cheese by Bakeaholic Mama
Overnight Refrigerator Oats with Fruit and Honey by The Lemon Bowl


Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal by Spoonful Of Flavor
Irish Oatmeal with Hot Buttered Apples by An Edible Mosaic
Maple Walnut Steel Cut Oats by The Lemon Bowl
Steel Cut Oats with Rhubard and Apple Topping by Two Peas & Their Pod
Vanilla Porridge with Honeyed Apples by Girli Chef

Strawberry Banana Steel Cut Oats with Chia Seeds by The Lemon Bowl
Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oatmeal by It’s Yummi
Coconut Triple Berry Steel Cut Oats by The Lemon Bowl
Raspberry Overnight Oatmeal by Cooking with Jax
Steel Cut Oats with Blueberries and Walnuts by The Lemon Bowl


Chocolate Almond Steel Cut Oatmeal by Very Culinary
Make-Ahead Chocolate Oatmeal by Chrumb
Almond Joy Oats by Running to the Kitchen
Crock Pot Cocoa Steel Cut Oats (No Sugar Added) by Sugar Free Mom
Overnight Crockpot German Chocolate Oatmeal by I Heart Eating

Slow Cooker Banana Nut Oatmeal - The Lemon BowlSlow Cooker:

Carrot Cake Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal by Rachel Cooks Blog
Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal by A Cedar Spoon
Slow Cooker Banana Nut Oatmeal by The Lemon Bowl
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal by 52 Kitchen Adventures
Sunday Slow Cooker: Basic Steel Cut Oats by The Slender Kitchen

Your spoon is waiting.

Disclaimer: Bob’s Red Mill has compensated me for my time to create this post. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.



  1. says

    What a sure fire way to get my mouth watering first thing in the morning! I agree about that special, nutty texture and taste of steel cut oats. It’s something that really look forward to!
    Thanks so much for sharing my recipe, Liz! Now I’m off to make a bowl of that apple cinnamon version from Spoonful of Flavor. YUM!

  2. says

    I had steel cut oatmeal this morning some of my strawberry basil freezer jam stirred in and some fresh strawberries. So yummy. Thanks for including my slow cooker oats!

    • says

      Oh my gosh strawberry basil jam sounds so so good!!! My mom’s boyfriend is a strawberry farmer and we are getting our first batch next week – FINALLY summer!! xo

  3. Cristina Calvo says

    Hey Liz, these are amazing varieties. I got that overnight oatmeal recipe first from Jack’s show on youtube. He used milk and/or yogurt and added in some mango bits. I did it myself with mango and banana bits overload, and oh boy was it so good.

  4. Beverley says

    love steel cut oatmeal and your recipes are so refreshing, thank you. Love your page and your updates in email. Have a great week xoxo

  5. says

    Yay for a healthy breakfast!! This is definitely a roundup for the ages. I’ll be coming back to it every time my breakfast needs a pick me up!

  6. Liz D says

    I filed this away and didn’t get around to pinning it until today, and I noticed that it’s been pinned 2K+ times already! Local girl makes it big- congrats :) And I’m with you- I love oatmeal, and steel cut especially.

  7. Huma says

    Why Oatmeal is always sweet? I love salty Oatmeal pancakes, waffle and tortillas served with veggies. Must try for weight loss.

  8. says

    I don’t know what took me so long to find this post, but I could happily spend weeks trying out all of these recipes now – steel cut oats are my favorite! I’ve always wanted to participate in the Spar for the Spurtle. Thanks so much for including one of mine in this delicious list!

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