Morning Steel Oatmeal

Morning Steel Oatmeal

Alton Brown


1 tablespoon butter

1 cup steel cut oats

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

3 cups boiling water

1/2 cup whole milk

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon low-fat buttermilk


1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/4 cup fruit such as blueberries or chopped peaches


Place a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter and when it’s melted add the oats and salt. Stir for 2 minutes or until the oats smell slightly toasty.

Add the boiling water and reduce heat to maintain a bare simmer for 25 minutes, without stirring.

Combine the milk and half of the buttermilk, gently stir into the oatmeal and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Spoon into a serving bowl and top with remaining buttermilk.

Taste before sweetening or adding any spices…who knows, you might like it.


I often add fruit to my morning oatmeal and I do so when I add the milks because I like the fruit to cook a bit…especially blueberries.


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