Baked Steel-Cut Oats

Steel-cut oats in a ready-to-go breakfast bar. Lower your cholesterol and enjoy a nice treat in the morning or take it to go. My boys love it hot or cold, in a bowl or as a square, with milk or maple syrup. It's 5 stars for all of my family. My in-laws tried it and love it as well. Serve with additional maple syrup.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup steel-cut oats

  • ¼ teaspoon salt (Optional)

  • cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • ½ cup chopped dried mixed fruit

  • ¼ cup chopped mixed nuts

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Combine water, oats, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, to desired chewiness, 10 to 20 minutes. Drain cooked oats in a colander and place them into a bowl.

  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch pie pan.

  3. Whisk milk, egg, and maple syrup together in a bowl until frothy. Stir egg mixture into oats. Fold in dried fruit, nuts, canola oil, and cinnamon until batter is combined and pour into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and oatmeal has no liquid on top, 20 to 30 minutes. Let cool before cutting into bars.

Cook's Notes:

You can use frozen or fresh fruit in place of the dried fruit, if you prefer.

The best steel-cut oats are usually organic or Irish oatmeal. The taste is hearty and the results are healthy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

123 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 133mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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