steel cut oatmeal?

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2009-02-15 18:02:15 -0600
Started 2009-01-18 20:59:46 -0600

I"ve heard how much better this is over the instant. I have never seen it in stores. So can anyone tell me where to get it? thanks!

17 replies

rbergman 2009-02-15 18:02:15 -0600 Report

Well folks, you managed to stump me and my husband both on this one, I read all the posts and so did my husband and neither of us had heard of steel cut oats before now, we did go to and it showed pictures and details of what steel cut is, what rolled oats is and then how coachs does their oats, we found it all very interesting, of course we have an entire grain bin full of oats so hubby suggested he just go get a hand full and we make our own steel cut (haha)…of course they have to be shelled first he reminded me (haha again!) Anyway, sounds interesting will have to look for them the next time I go to the grocery store.

GabbyPA 2009-02-15 17:27:47 -0600 Report

I buy my steel cut oats at our local Health food store. It is about a dollar per pound, but you don't make a lot, and it goes a long way. I can eat steel cut, while rolled oats I cannot. The pharmacist told me that steel cut are far better than rolled, as they are less processed and if you are eating it for cholesterol lowering, steel cut is the way to go. I eat 1/2 Cup serving with some milk and agave.

I like them, and I pop 3:1 ratio of water:oats in a slow cooker just before bed. I cut up a little apple and add a bit of salt, stir and go to bed. When I wake up, breakfast is ready. Yum.

fun2u2007 2009-01-20 18:11:44 -0600 Report

I use Coach's Oats ( and I absolutely love it. It is steele cut and 100% whole grain. Lisa

dj7110 2009-01-20 13:30:35 -0600 Report

thanks for the post & info.. Never heard of this till now and going to have to give this a try.

shirleycc 2009-01-20 18:00:53 -0600 Report

It's so much better than even old fashioned oatmeal. So it takes longer to cook, just try the overnight in a
crock pot recipe. Works wonderfully. I
also add a "handful" of nuts—walnuts, pecans, almonds, etc. You can add a pinch of cinnamon, you can cook it in
skim milk. There's a wide variety of
ways to cook these. Instant oatmeal is
a farce. I never eat it. My doctor
encourages me to eat either the old fashioned of steel cut at least a couple of mornings a week. By the way, steel
cut oats have lots of fiber.

Another comment, all Publix stores do not carry steel cut, but if they get enough requests they will. I order mine
through an LDS food storage place.


SkipT 2009-01-19 16:26:45 -0600 Report

The local Jewel Food (Albertson's) where I shop carries McCains steel cut oats.
Not really an oat meal fan, but remember two things:
Portions size and make sure you test. That is the only way to know if you can handle it.

CutiePie2 2009-01-19 10:00:19 -0600 Report

I get it in a health food store here. I add the water the night before and take it to work with me for breakfast. I think it is great. It is like Irish oatmeal.

2009-01-19 09:54:31 -0600 Report

Steel Cut Oatmeal is more of a whole grain. It's not rolled like regular oatmeal. There are many different types of oatmeal. Instant being the most processed (and least healthy), quick cooking, old fashioned regular and steel cut. Steel cut is the best for you as it's minimally processed. It does take longer to cook because it's not processed to mush but it's a nuttier taste and very good. The slowcooker idea is good, you can cook it on low overnight and wake up to nice hot oatmeal. The Food Network under Alton Brown has a good recipe… just do a search


GabbyPA 2009-01-19 14:22:18 -0600 Report

I also had my pharmcist tell me that steel cut is all oat, where even old fashioned oat are not all oat. So she recommended steel cut for me in an effort to thwart my tryclycerides. I am glad to hear Publix carries them, I will have to search better next shopping trip.

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Meridian - 26751 2009-01-19 07:04:33 -0600 Report

Now that you have tried it, is it that much better than regular Oat Meal?

kdroberts 2009-01-19 09:54:51 -0600 Report

They're the same in taste pretty much but they look different and have a different texture.. The only real difference is that they have less processing done on them and they are not rolled so they take longer to cook. People say they have a lower glycemic index but I don't know if it's really that much different when you are talking about the portion sizes a diabetic would be eating.

Rita 2009-01-19 06:43:33 -0600 Report

You can buy it from Publix, Walmart Winn-Dixie or any health food store. I'm using McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal. The price depends on which store your buying from. Around $4-$7.