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Cranberry, Cinnamon, and Brown Sugar Steel Cut Oats

Rated as 4.96 out of 5 Stars

"I love instant oatmeal 'raisins and spice' flavor, but I wanted better oats, so this is my own twist. This recipe is not 'quick,' but if you make this large amount, you can refrigerate in small storage containers for a quick and easy snack or meal. This oatmeal taste great hot but even tastes good cold when you are on the go."
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45 m servings 262
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Stir oats into boiling water and cook at a boil until the mixture begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Season oats mixture with salt; stir.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer oats until beginning to soften, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir milk, brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon together in a bowl with a whisk until smooth; stir into the oats mixture. Continue cooking the oats until tender, 10 to 15 minutes more.
  4. Stir cranberries into the oatmeal to distribute throughout the mixture; cook just until the berries are warmed, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 262 calories; 4.9 50 6 7 81 Full nutrition

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Great flavor, stick to your ribs, healthy breakfast for anytime of day. I chose to omit the butter and sugar as I cooked this to accommodate my dieting daughter, so those who wanted them added ...

This was absolutely delicious. My whole family LOVED it - even my one year old. I did add an extra TBSP of brown sugar, but otherwise made it as directed. So yummy!!

This was excellent!! It was my first attempt at making steel cut oats. I did omit the dried cranberries as I don't particularly care for them. The recipe and times are spot on! I divided the p...

Made exactly as instructed though used my slow cooker because I had the time. Cooked on low for about four hours, stirring every hour. Delicious!

This is definitely one of the best oatmeal recipes I have ever made and eaten. I make it a lot and it is now my go to recipe for steel cut oats. I do substitute soy milk for the milk and Canad...

I added a tablespoon more sugar and a tsp of vanilla just bc I like vanilla. Great recipe. Easy to follow.

Very good starter recipe for me but I added raisins instead of cranberries, 2tsp vanilla, an extra 2tsp of cinnamon, extra 1tb butter & 1/4c of brown sugar. Soooo good!

So good! I'm not a fan of oatmeal in general but wanted to try steel cut oats and found this recipe. I only made 4 servings but added 1 tablespoon butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon (we're big cinnamon...

Good starter recipe. I toasted the oats in the 1 tbsp butter before anything else. I ended up using a lot more salt than 1 pinch, but I didn't measure. Used half and half in place of milk. Added...