Cinnamon Walnut Steel Cut Oats

Last updated: March 2022

Steel cut oats have a delicious nutty flavor and a hearty texture. They are high in fiber and a good source of protein to help minimize spikes in blood sugar and leave you feeling satisfied and fuller longer.


  • 3/4 cup water
  • small pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 Tablespoon Toasted Walnut pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Makes 1


  1. In a small pot over medium-high heat bring water to a gentle boil. Add salt and oats. Cover and reduce heat to low, to maintain a gentle simmer.
  2. Simmer, covered for 20-25 minutes until water is absorbed and oats are tender.
  3. Serve topped with walnuts, cinnamon and almond milk.

Tips: Don't have the time to cook steel cut oats every morning? Try preparing a double or quadruple batch over the weekend. Store in pre-portioned glass jars with lids or sealed glass storage containers. On a busy morning pull one out of the fridge, reheat in the microwave and add pre-portioned amount of walnuts, cinnamon and almond milk for a delicious and filling quick-fix breakfast.

Note: Steel cut oats are oats that have not been rolled flat into flakes. The intact oats are high in fiber and a good source of protein and can be found on the oatmeal or natural foods aisle of your grocery store.

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Nutrition facts

Serves 1 (about 3/4 cup when cooked)

  • calories: 223
  • calories from fat: 71
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • dietary fiber: 5.8g
  • potassium: 63mg
  • protein: 9.0g
  • saturated fat: 0.8g
  • sodium: 178mg
  • total carbohydrates: 30.2g
  • total fat: 7.9g
  • trans fat: 0.0g
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