where can I get steel cut oats?

By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2011-03-13 14:46:15 -0500
Started 2011-03-10 17:12:08 -0600

They aren't at Walmart that I can see, and I have not seen them at Target. Here in the South, we have Winn Dixie and I have seen some in the Kozy Shack oatmeal which I tried, and don't like. It is a very soup type of oatmeal that I really can't stand the texture but I know they are even better for you so I am very interested in getting some. Thanks.

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takeachanceonme 2011-03-12 19:50:33 -0600 Report

I am from WI and can only find the steel cut oatmeal at health food stores. I have always hated oatmeal…sorry just can not stand the slimey texture. The steel cut are great!!! I made my mom laugh when I told her that I had oatmeal for breakfast. You might also try to find a store that sells mostly to resataurants and schools. The ones that I had were from Quaker Oats and wish I could find more. Good luck and hope you find them as they are not nearly as "yucky"! LOL

realsis77 2011-03-11 13:27:31 -0600 Report

Hi. The have a grocery store called Fresh and Ez that would have them also Trader Joes would have them. Those stores are a bit higher priced to me but they would carry them. Also you might want to look up a health food store in your area and compare prices. Good luck and God bless!

tabby9146 2011-03-11 11:53:00 -0600 Report

speaking of food, everyone loves to save money, I don't 'have' to shop at Dollar Stores, but I love to. It makes sense. I have noticed for a long time now, that they are very slowly improving the snacks they sell. Family Dollar and Dollar General, you are hard pressed to find a really healthy snack in those places and it is aggravating!! That goes for most places actually. We don't even have a Publix where I live or anywhere within reasonable distance, but I am sure we will get one in the future, and I can't wait! I'm excited about getting more variety of fresh veggies this spring and summer and fruit too. I don't have a garden, but I know how to garden I grew up eating from one all of my childhood, and there is nothing like fresh veggies. My father was a pharmacist, my parents had their own store, they did well, but they loved having a garden. The benefits of fresh garden veggies is much better than canned or frozen and the taste is dramatically better!

tabby9146 2011-03-11 11:58:54 -0600 Report

anothing thing about some of these stores, a sound-off if you will, is most all of the snacks have partially hydrogenated oils, that is trans fat as most of us know, and/or high fructose corn syrup. I just hate it!!! Everything can sound great until you read those ingredients.

vagabondgal 2011-03-11 00:33:50 -0600 Report

you can pick-up steel cut oats cheap at "fresh and e-z" or the healthy food section of most any large supermarket… buying from the bulk bins is really cheap… like $ .57 cents a pound! dont you have a "win-co" discount food store?
wal-mart only sells cheap junk… don't shop there! … good luck

Doc 720
Doc 720 2011-03-11 11:11:16 -0600 Report

But when you are on a limited income and only Cheap Junk is what you can afford; You buy what and where you can. "John McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal", which I purchased at Wal-Mart in the cereal aisle right by the Quaker dude is quite expensive for "CHEAP JUNK".

I Thank God himself for providing me with an Oat alternative where I can get it.

By the way, Pick up your EXPENSIVE Steel Cut Oats and put it next to Cheap Quaker Oats. Nutrition info is commensurate within 1-2 calories and CARBS!! Just a different Texture, slightly different taste (more woody/nutty), and exponential PRICE difference!

Ok, I am off the soap box now.

Hugs to everyone. I just hate to be put down for obtaining Cheap Junk when it is still Excellent.

GabbyPA 2011-03-10 19:13:24 -0600 Report

Publix sells them in the cereal aisle and also in the organic aisle. There is also a website that I use for hard to find items. It's called Nutsonline and they have all kinds of varieties. http://www.nutsonline.com/search?q=steel+cut+oats

tabby9146 2011-03-11 11:48:55 -0600 Report


GabbyPA 2011-03-11 20:05:57 -0600 Report

The cool thing is that you can also use steel cut oats to make coarse oat flour for baking with. I love to do that.

takeachanceonme 2011-03-12 19:52:21 -0600 Report

OK…here comes the blond brain again…do you make the oat flour in the blender? and can you use only steel cut? I run a daycare from my home and I am trying to get both my daughter and my daycare kids to eat healthier…Just made my own noodles for the first time. The flour would be great too!

GabbyPA 2011-03-13 06:49:37 -0500 Report

I have a grain mill. It is just a little hand crank one. I just used the steel cut oats or you can use whole oats and grind it up. My mill has an adjustment on how fine you want to make it. I also make almond flour from when I make my almond milk. So it is kind of cool to have some options to wheat. The oat flour is "heavier" in a bread, but I use it when I make my banana bread sometimes, and people seem to really enjoy it. I still bake with a blend of wheat and other flours. I really need to experiment more and find some good recipes.

You don't want to use regular rolled oats and I think they will just gum up your mill, but I'm not sure. I have never tried that.

tabby9146 2011-03-10 18:04:13 -0600 Report

Where I live we don't have many organic sections in the stores, but there are a few so I will try that. I go there often, and get organic produce when I can, when it is available. I go to a farmer's market type place near home that definitely does not have it.

CaliKo 2011-03-10 17:55:44 -0600 Report

Do you have any of those farmer's market style grocery stores that have bulk items? We have a grocery called Sprouts that carry them in the bulk section with all sorts of grains, nuts, etc.

pixsidust 2011-03-10 17:46:35 -0600 Report

Steel Cut Oats can be found in almost any grocery store. They are usually not with the regular oatmeal. They are usually in an organic section near the fresh foods. Ask the store courtesy desk/customer services desk where Bobs Red Mill products are and then be more specific. It will also be where they sell packaged flax seed so you can ask for that and they will be sitting next to each other. They have an almost nutty texture and I like them for that reason alone

jayabee52 2011-03-10 17:30:08 -0600 Report

If you have a Trader Joe near you, they probably would have it. I found it a couple of TJs here in Lost Wages. If your fave. groc. store carries "Bobs Red Mill" products they may also have it or can get it, (But Bob's red mill products can be rather expensive).

Pynetree 2011-03-10 21:02:10 -0600 Report

Trader Joe's , at least the local one, carries a couple brand of steel cut oats. McCann's and their own brand.

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