Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Apples Recipe

14th October 2023 | Recipe
Photo shoot of steel-cut oatmeal with apples.  Recipe by Chad Armstrong.

My staple breakfast. The apples provide a nice texture and sweetness so no extra sugar is necessary.



  1. Boil ⅔ cup of water in a small sauce pan. Add a dash of sea salt.
  2. While the water is heating, prepare the oats. Pour ⅛ cup of steel-cut oats into a ¼ measuring cup. Put a dash of ground cloves and nutmeg on the oats. Shake the cup to even the oats.
  3. Pour another 1/8 cup of oats into the cup. Then add a dash of ground cinnamon. Shake the cup to even the oats.
  4. Once the water is boiling, pour the oats into the saucepan. Stir, then cover with a lid.
  5. Lower the heat to low so the oats simmer.
  6. While the oats are cooking, dice 1/3 of a medium-sized Honeycrisp apple.
  7. Stir the oats occasionally. The oatmeal is done cooking when small bubbles start appearing, after ~10-15 minutes.
  8. Pour the oatmeal into a bowl.
  9. Add the sliced apples on the oatmeal.
  10. Add a dash of cinnamon to the apples.
  11. Drizzle 1 ounce of water onto the oatmeal and apples, then stir together.