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Classic Creamy Steel-Cut Oatmeal

20 min



10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

This is a classic breakfast staple. A hearty and warm porridge that feels so comforting in the morning.



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  • ⅔ cup (107 g)
    steel-cut oats, soaked overnight, rinsed, drained*
  • 2 cups (480 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk**
  • ½ tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp
    pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp (7 g)
    ground flaxseeds
  • 1
    banana, sliced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)


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  1. In a medium pot, add the drained oats, plant milk, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat further, if needed, to maintain a simmer and to avoid burning.
  3. After 8 minutes, add the ground flaxseeds, banana, and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. When the oats are cooked through, it’s done! Add more milk if a thinner consistency is preferred, or cook for another couple of minutes to thicken.
  5. Add toppings and enjoy!


  • * When we have time, we like to soak our steel-cut oats beforehand to help decrease the cooking time and to help increase nutrient absorption. Soaking, though, is not necessary for this recipe; if using unsoaked oats, double the cooking time and add about 30% more milk. Learn more about the benefits of soaking in our PUL article.
  • ** Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat leftovers on the stove or in the microwave. If possible, add the banana fresh the next morning.

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Riya Agrawal - Nov. 28, 2021, 6:06 a.m.

Thanks for sharing the recipe. Will definitely try with True Elements steel cut oats as they are really good and a clean label food brand. You can also give it a try!

aishwarya sen - Oct. 27, 2021, 1:51 p.m.

Very interesting blog. I would definitely recommend this to my family and friends. I have been using Gluten Free Whole Oat Groats from True Elements - a clean label food brand after my gym workout for breakfast and I find it very tasty and healthy. Thank you.

Siddhi Raina - Oct. 13, 2021, 8:13 a.m.

This recipe is so easy to understand and looks so yummy. Even the information shared is so apt about steel cut oats and rolled oats and it is very detailed. A perfect blog for steel cut oats. I would recommend this blog and the recipe to my friends and family. I have been using Steel Cut Oats from True Elements - a clean label food brand and I am going to try this recipe now.

Brunettebakes - Sept. 15, 2021, 10:27 a.m.

Just made it with quick oats and a mix of almond and oat milk and topped eith frozen blueberries, flax seeds, chia seeds, banana and some date syrup. So incredibly delicious! Tastes very different to making oats with water I definitely recommend trying this out :)

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2021, 5:06 p.m.

Mmmm that does sound tasty! So glad the oatmeal was enjoyed, Brunettebakes 🙂

Manali D - Aug. 20, 2021, 6:42 p.m.

I tried this recipe. Its now one of my most favourite breakfast😊
Thank you for all the tricks to make it so delicious 😊❤️

Nahida Shahidi - July 24, 2021, 6:34 p.m.

I love this recipe and don't how many times had it during my breakfast!!!

Sragdhara Ghosh - June 14, 2021, 8:35 p.m.

Hi!! If we are using old fashioned rolled we have to soak it overnight?? and can it be prepared and stored??? or finish it that day itself!!

PUL Team - June 15, 2021, 3:36 p.m.

Hello Sragdhara, thank you for the questions! When we make oatmeal with old-fashioned rolled oats, we usually do one of two things: 1) don't soak it overnight at all, and just cook it in the morning in plant-based milk, or 2) soak it overnight in milk in the fridge, and then cook it on the stove in the morning to heat it up.

Since rolled oats aren't as dense as steel-cut, they'll soak up liquid easier and cook faster. You'll want to use less liquid (such as a 1:2 ratio) and cook it for less time. It may be worthwhile to taste as you cook in case the spices need adjusting as well. The storage will be the same. We hope this helps for now and happy cooking ✨😃

Sragdhara - June 15, 2021, 9:25 p.m.

thank you soooo much!!

Ram Rathi - June 2, 2021, 2:05 p.m.

I tried this recipe at home. It was really classy and creamy. I used True Elements steel-cut oats for it which was a perfect Oat for this recipe. Thank you for this recipe.

Ram Rathi - June 2, 2021, 2:05 p.m.

I tried this recipe at home. It was really classy and creamy. I used True Elements steel-cut oats for it which was a perfect Oat for this recipe. Thank you for this recipe.