The Best Bowl Of Oats

The Best Bowl Oats

How to make the perfect steel cut oats in 3 simple steps:
Soak, boil, simmer. Soaking the oats is the secret to ultra creamy, fluffy, delicious, tender oats. Plus, it improves digestibility! Just FOUR Ingredients required for this staple breakfast recipe.

Author: Minimalist Baker
PREP TIME: 6 hours 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 3 Days


1 cup steel cut oats
2 cups water (and more as needed for cooking)
1 Pinch sea salt
1 Tbsp flaxseed meal (optional)
1 Tbsp maple syrup or coconut sugar (or another sweetener of choice), And more to taste
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, plus more to taste

FOR SERVING optional
Fruit compote
Fresh fruit (such as banana)
Dairy-free milk of choice
Nut butter (Like peanut butter or almond butter)
Hemp seeds


1. Add 1 cup oats to a large saucepan then top with 2 cups water (or, if making more or less, just make sure there is double the water as there are oats).

2. Cover and soak about 6 hours or overnight (see notes for shortcuts). This will improve digestibility and slightly speed cooking time, It also yields fluffier, creamier oats!

3. The following day (or 6 hours later), add a pinch of salt then bring to a bubbling boil over high heat.

4. When bubbling, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 12-15 minutes or until the water is mostly absorbed and the oats are tender.

5. If the oats appear dry, add more water as needed, And remove from heat.

6. Scrape any oats off the bottom that might have stuck to the pan. And Add in flaxseed meal (optional), sweetener of choice, and cinnamon. And Stir once more to combine.

7. For creamier oats, put in a splash of dairy-free milk of choice at this time (optional).

8. To serve, divide between serving bowls then top with any additional garnishes. And Our go-to is berry compote with chia seeds, banana, peanut butter, almond milk, and hemp seeds.

9. Best enjoyed fresh, And Store leftovers covered in refrigerator up to 2 days. Re-heat on the stovetop with water or dairy-free milk until hot.


*If you do not want to soak your oats, simply bring the listed amount of water to a boil in a saucepan. When boiling, add oats, stir, and reduce to a low simmer. Cover and cook until tender 20 minutes.

*Prep time includes soaking. If not soaking the oats, the prep time only takes 5 minutes.

*Nutrition info is a rough estimate based on 1/2 of the recipe calculated with maple syrup and without optional toppings.

Nutrition The Best Bowl Oats Per Serving (1 of 2)

Calories: 369
Fat: 4.7g
Saturated fat: 0.8g
Sodium: 39mg
Carbohydrates: 70.9g
Fiber: 9.8g
Sugar: 6.8g
Protein: 11.3g

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