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Creamy Steel Cut Oats with Maple Applesauce
Creamy Steel Cut Oats with Maple Applesauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
This ain't no ordinary breakfast cereal! These steel cuts oats are extra creamy, loaded with toppings, and pack an eye-opening tasty punch for your morning.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: maple applesauce, steel cut oats
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 310 kcal
Creamy Steel Cut Oats
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
Maple Applesauce
  • 2 large apples (Gala, Fuji, Braeburn, etc.)
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • a few turns of freshly ground black pepper
  • *additional toppings: apple slices, toasted nuts, frozen cranberries, a drizzle of maple syrup
Creamy Steel Cut Oats
  1. Melt butter in a med/large saucepan over med/high heat.

  2. Stir in the oatmeal and cook until toasty, about 2-3 mins.
  3. Stir in the milk, water and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently for about 25 mins.
Maple Applesauce
  1. Core apples (you can leave the skin on for a more rustic applesauce) and roughly chop them.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until apples are very tender, about 15 mins.
  3. Blend with an immersion blender or in a food processor.
To Serve
  1. Divide the oatmeal into four bowls. Top with applesauce and additional toppings if desired.

Recipe Notes

Oatmeal can be made several days ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Rewarm with an additional splash of milk over low heat or in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Steel Cut Oats with Maple Applesauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 518mg23%
Potassium 406mg12%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 485IU10%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 264mg26%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.