Big Batch Breakfast – Steel Cut Oats with Apple Cinnamon
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
55 minutes
4 servings


2 tbsp (30 ml) butter
1 cup (250 ml) steel cut oats
1 cinnamon stick
OR 1/8 tsp (a dash) cinnamon
1/8 tsp (a dash) vanilla (optional)
8 cups (1 L) water
1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
1 (medium) apple, diced
1 cup (250 ml) sultana raisins
2 cups (500 ml) low-fat milk
4 tbsp (60 ml) maple syrup (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat butter, add steel cut oats and cook for about four minutes until fragrant, stirring constantly.
  2. Add cinnamon stick, vanilla and water and bring to a boil. Notice some extra company in the kitchen? It’s thanks to the enticing aroma filling the house. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add apples and raisins and cook for an additional 8 – 10 minutes until all moisture is absorbed.
  4. Serve with low-fat milk and a drizzle of maple syrup.