Ditch Sugarbomb Instant Oatmeals and Choose Steel Cut Oats Instead

Ditch the instant oatmeals and try steel cut oats instead! They're way better for you and can cook in the same amount of time in the microwave.Ditch instant oatmeal and try steel cut oats instead! Not only is instant oatmeal filled with sugar, it also contains added preservatives!

Doesn’t Steel Cut Oatmeal Take Longer to Cook?

Do you love instant oatmeal because it’s so convenient and easy to cook in the microwave? Well, let me let you in on a secret: you can cook any type of oatmeal in under 5 minutes in the microwave, not just instant!

Steel cut oats are also much smaller and almost rice like so you might need to get used to this difference. You can also use steel cut oats to introduce kids to oatmeal or oatmeal cookies before giving them the chewier, bigger pieces of rolled oats. It’s a great way to expose them to new flavors and textures!

Oats Take Way too Long to Cook in the Morning

If you hate using the microwave, you can always cook your oats the conventional way. Oats can usually can up to 30 minutes to completely cook but you can find the precooked rolled or steel cut oats that are then redried before being packaged. When they are precooked and redried, it cuts the cooking time in half.

Another great tip: try making overnight oats! Most recipes use rolled oats but you can definitely used steel cut if you like their texture better.

My mom also precooks a huge batch of oats that lasts her about 3-4 days so she doesn’t have to cook them every day. Eat them cold with fruit for a refreshing breakfast or warm them up!

If you’re thinking of ditching that sugar-laden instant oatmeal, try one of these steel cut oat recipes out! There are a ton of varieties on this list.

More Breakfast Ideas:

Quinoa & Steel-Cut Oatmeal Bake

Quinoa & Steel-Cut Oatmeal Bake
Quinoa & Steel-Cut Oatmeal Bake

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Get the recipe here for this Quinoa & Steel-Cut Oat Bake… with berry & banana layers

 

 

Individual Steel Cut Oatmeal Cups

Individual Steel Cut Oat Cups [Pre-soaked, No Sugar]

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Get the recipe here for this Individual Steel Cut Oat Cups [Pre-soaked, No Sugar]

 

 

Crock Pot Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

Crock Pot Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

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Get the recipe here for this Crock Pot Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

 

 

Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal

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Get the recipe here for this Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oats

 

 

Overnight Slow Cooker Eggnog Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Overnight Slow Cooker Eggnog Steel-Cut Oatmeal

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Get the recipe here for this Overnight Slow Cooker Eggnog Steel-Cut Oatmeal

 

 

Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal

Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal

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Get the recipe here for this Crockpot Steel Cut Oats

 

 

Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

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Get the recipe here for this Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

 

 

Personalized Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal Cups [No Added Sugar]

Personalized Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal Cups [No Added Sugar]

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Get the recipe here for this Personalized Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal Cups [No Added Sugar]

 

 

Peaches and Cream Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal

Peaches and “Cream” Overnight Steel Cut Oats

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Get the recipe here for this Peaches and “Cream” Overnight Steel Cut Oats

 

 

Orange Infused Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal

Orange Infused Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal

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Get the recipe here for this Orange Infused Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Single Serve Steel Cut Oatmeal Topped with Blueberries

Single Serve Steel Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries

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Get the recipe here for this Single Serve Steel Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries

Overnight Chai Steel-Cut Oats

Overnight Chai Steel-Cut Oats

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Get the recipe here for this Overnight Chai Steel-Cut Oats

 

 

Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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Get the recipe here for this Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats 

 

 

 Perfect Steel-Cut Oatmeal

 Perfect Steel-Cut Oatmeal

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Get the recipe here for this How To Make Perfect Steel-Cut Oatmel

 

 

 Creamy Make-Ahead Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Creamy Make-Ahead Steel-Cut Oatmeal

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Get the recipe here for this How To Make Creamy Make-Ahead Steel-Cut Oatmeal 

 

 

Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal (In a Mason Jar!)

OVERNIGHT STEEL CUT OATS (IN A MASON JAR!)

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Get the recipe here for this Overnight Steel Cut Oats (In a Mmason Jar!)

 

 

Brown Sugar Pear Steel Cut Oatmeal

Brown Sugar Pear Steel Cut Oatmeal

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Get the recipe here for this Brown Sugar Pear Steel Cut Oats

 

 

Ditch the instant oatmeals and try steel cut oats instead! They're way better for you and can cook in the same amount of time in the microwave.

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