Prepare these apple cinnamon steel-cut oats the night before and wake up to a healthy, wholesome breakfast!
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Apple and Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

Prepare these apple cinnamon steel-cut oats the night before and wake up to a healthy, wholesome breakfast!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, oats
Method: Stove Top
Skill Level: Basic
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Marilyn


  • 4 cups water best to use filtered water
  • 1 cup steel cut oats use gluten free if desired
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 medium apple cored and diced (I used Honeycrisp)
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cranberries golden raisins, strawberries, blueberries, golden raisins or peanut butter can be added on top as desired


  • In a medium pot over high heat, bring water to a boil.
  • Once water is boiling, add oats, salt, apple, flaxseed, cinnamon and maple syrup. Boil for about two minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent overflow.
  • After two minutes, remove pan from heat. The oatmeal should stop boiling. Stir in vanilla. Cover pot and allow mixture to sit overnight.
  • In the morning, heat pot over medium heat to warm through. Top with additional cinnamon and maple syrup, if desired. Seasonal fruits are also delicious choices.


Cook's Notes:
Oats are naturally naturally gluten-free. They don’t contain gluten in their natural form. They’re typically processed in facilities that also process wheat and other gluten grains, so there’s where the gluten comes into play. The reason why gluten-free oats cost more is because they have to be processed at a certified facility that only processes them alone. Basically the only difference between regular oats and gluten-free oats is the facility where they’re processed. So, If you’re allergic to gluten, look for certified gluten-free oats.
Oats help restore and calm the nervous system, have beneficial effects on blood sugar, lower cholesterol and regulate weight.
Sometimes tap water can cause a greenish slime to appear on top of the oats. It’s not mold and the oats are still safe to eat, you just need to scrape off the slime. Oats can turn brown-green or even blue-green in color when they are cooked in alkaline conditions. Alkaline conditions are achieved when the water used to cook the oats has a pH balance of 9 to 12, so use filtered water when making oats, if you can. If it’s not the water, it may be your pan. Sometimes a new pan can leach metal ions into your food and that could cause the same reaction.
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2.5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg