Apple and Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

Since discovering the amazing taste and texture of Steel Cut Oats versus regular old-fashioned rolled oats, I’ve been trying new combinations of flavors regularly.  One combination that I keep coming back to is the classic cinnamon and apple combo.  I just cannot resist the aroma of apples simmering in cinnamon!  I used the base of my basic Steel Cut Oats recipe and tweaked this recipe from Taste of Home to create a delicious, healthy, and hearty breakfast.

Enjoy! 🙂




Apple And Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

Yield:  4 – 6 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • ¾ cup raisins (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Chopped nuts, for garnish (optional)
  • Maple syrup, for serving (optional)


In a large pan over medium heat, melt butter.  Add oats and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often.  Add apple, raisins (if using), brown sugar, cinnamon, and boiling water.  Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 30 minutes.  Do not stir.

Add milk and salt, stir, cover, and cook for an additional 25 minutes.  Remove from heat and allow the oatmeal to sit undisturbed for 10 minutes before serving.

Garnish with nuts and maple syrup, if desired.


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