Hot Steel Cut Oatmeal

Hot Steel Cut Oatmeal

*VIDEO included* Gluten-free option, wheat-free, dairy-free hot breakfast cereal that is worth the wait. Low-FODMAP in small quantities.


This is how I like to think God intended oats to be consumed. They are crunchy on the outside, smooth on the inside, creating a feeling of joy with every bite. Alas, like so many heavenly things, there is a “but” side… this hot cereal is time-consuming to prepare. Therefore, I like to make a double-batch, store it in refrigerator, and eat off of it for a week; just reheat one portion with a ¼ cup of water in microwave at breakfast time before flying out the door in a tizzy. It is tasty on its own and sublime with a little brown sugar and pecans.

According to the Monash University app, uncooked oats range from ¼ cup to ½ cup servings as FODMAP-safe...which means you should cautiously consume no more than ¼ of this recipe and care-freely eat â…› of the recipe in one sitting.


  • 8 cups filtered water
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 cups dry, steel cut oats (I use John McCann’s steel cut Irish oatmeal or Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free steel cut oats and organic steel cut oats)


  1. Bring water to a fierce boil. Add salt. Add oats. With a wooden spoon, stir constantly until oats and water begin to thicken a bit (water will become more brown in color and less watery in texture). Be certain the pot does not overflow, so reduce heat a bit if necessary, while maintaining boil. Once cereal is thickening, reduce heat to simmer and allow to simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered. Stir occasionally to be certain no grains are sticking to bottom of pot.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.


  • If you have celiac disease, look for oatmeal brands with the gluten-free symbol. Bob's Red Mill has a gluten-free product readily available at grocery stores and online.
  • Store in container in refrigerator for up to one week. Reheat with a little water.
  • The topping choices are endless. Think of oatmeal as a healthy, blank canvas. Some of my favorite toppings are maple syrup, golden flax seeds or chia seeds, fresh blueberries or raspberries, and Almond Milk.