What is Steel Cut Oats?

My Favourite Ingredients

Steel cut oats, also known as Irish oats, coarse oatmeal or pinhead oats are whole oat grains (groats) that have been chopped into two or three pieces (using steel blades). They are traditionally used to make porridge and are often imported in tins from Ireland or Scotland.

Steel cut oats require a fairly long cooking time (about 20-30 minutes) and have a chewy, nutty and hearty consistency. Like lentils of beans, they can be pre-soaked and cooked in about half the time. They have a lower Glycemic Index (GI) so will usually make one feel full for a longer time compared to instant oats that have a high GI.

Steel Cut Oats, Large

Steel Cut Oats, Large

Last Updated: November 25, 2018

Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

7 thoughts

    1. Hi Gretchen,
      I have truly missed you. I shall be visiting your blog soon. I am busy with this and that etc etc etc…. Every time I see steel cut oats I think of you. My warm regards to your family. Best wishes!

        1. So glad your back!! I really missed you. I have dreams of listing regularity again, twice a week. Time will tell if that happens. Mathis water boiling due to the flood really makes cooking and washing dishes challenging though.

        2. I don’t worry about being regular. Will just post whenever I can. Oh yes having to boil water is not an easy task. I hope things will get back to normal soon. Wish you all the best. Take care!

Please join the conversation.....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.