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Steel Cut Oats

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Haven't you heard that Bob's™ has the best oatmeal in the world? It's true - this variety of oats took home the winning trophy at both the 2009 and 2016 Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Carrbridge, Scotland and is now known as World Champion Oatmeal. It makes a delightful, full-bodied hot cereal with an appealing texture.


Steel Cut Oats are simply whole oat groats that have been cut into neat little pieces on a steel buhr mill. We use high protein, whole grain oats that have been lightly toasted to create our hearty steel cut oats. Also known as Irish oats or pinhead oats, steel cut oats create a chewy, full-bodied hot cereal.

Steel Cut Oats have always been a universal customer favorite at Bob's Red Mill. Their robust oat flavor, texture and ease of preparation plus proven nutritious benefits and cholesterol reduction make them a perfect breakfast. A few years back we learned of the World Championship Porridge Competition in Scotland called the “Golden Spurtle.” At that point we had yet to discover the spurtle, a centuries-old Scottish wooden porridge stirring implement.

The Bob's Red Mill team traveled to Carrbridge, Scotland to compete in the Golden Spurtle World Porridge Championship. We competed against fourteen other teams from around the globe. Our team's belief in our porridge skills and our consistently superior oats never wavered. That crisp October morning all teams paraded through town behind a bagpipe band. After three heats of competition, we remained one of five finalists. All five finalists prepared their traditional recipe (oats, salt and water) for the judges. Finally, the announcement: “Bob's Red Mill, is the new Golden Spurtle World Porridge Champion.”

The Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats we knew to be superior were now proven the “WORLD'S BEST”. The simple, winning recipe using oats, salt and water is on our package so you can make the World's Best Oatmeal at home.

Oats are a notoriously healthy breakfast choice, being high in soluble fiber and protein. They are also incredibly versatile. Steel cut oats can be used to make risotto, pilaf, dumplings, arancini and more! Browse our extensive collection of recipes using our steel cut oats here.

To Your Good Health

  • Kosher

    As a continued commitment to the quality of the products we make and sell, all of Bob’s Red Mill products are certified kosher pareve or kosher dairy by Rabbi Avrohom Teichman of Kehilla Kosher, Igud HaKashrus of Los Angeles.

  • Whole Grain

    This product is 100% whole grain. It includes all of the nutritious bran, germ and endosperm that whole grains offer.

  • Vegan

    All Bob’s Red Mill products are vegetarian. This product is also vegan, meaning it is made without the use of any animal products including eggs, dairy, and honey.

60 Reviews For "Steel Cut Oats"

  1. The flavor and texture are fantastic. Best breakfast choice.

    by Mama K on 02 Tue,2016


    About a year ago, someone suggested eating steel cut oats as a nutritious and filling breakfast - and they were right. To my amazement, the taste was fantastic. Unlike any oats I've tried. I make the traditional, slow recipe and add a few raisins right at the end. Perfect! Nice 'bite' and nutty flavor. I've tried other steel cut oats but the texture wasn't as good. Now, the health benefits are secondary. This is my favorite go-to breakfast. I make several days worth at a time and store it in the refrigerator. My entire family thinks the oats are a breakfast treat.

  2. Pressure Cooker Oatmeal

    by Mary on 02 Tue,2016


    Most delicious oatmeal, made in my pressure cooker, with milk, water, lemon peel & blueberries! So, so good!

  3. I have never liked oatmeal....until today!

    by CAT on 01 Thu,2016


    I have never liked oatmeal....until today! I slowly simmered mine for 30 minutes for a perfect creamy consistency. It was spectacular! I ate it with a tiny pat of butter, splash tablespoon of whole milk, and 2 teaspoons cane sugar. It was so good. Nice and hearty. I noticed they have an organic version, so, I will definitely try that once this runs out. I am slowly working on being dairy free, vegetarian and low fat. I am so glad to find this whole grain resource. Keep up the good work!

  4. Super Food

    by Dapper Dan on 01 Mon,2016


    Using this food as the basis of my diet (breakfast and dinner), I went from being 185lbs/24% body fat down to 140lbs/8% body fat over the course of about 8 months. The recipe changes often for me, but lately I just cook the oats on the stove with hemp hearts and add salt. Love that crunch!

  5. Great Breakfast Item

    by Robyn on 12 Fri,2015


    Recently while staying out of town and having breakfast at our hotel I had the opportunity to try Bob's Red Mill steel cut outs. They are fabulous! When we got home from our trip I purchased a bag for home. I am not sure I could eat any other brand of oatmeal again. Thank you so much for such a great product!

  6. Yum!

    by Shauna on 12 Thu,2015


    Love this steel cut oatmeal. Very satisfied with the flavor. I make them according to the directions put some in a mug and add a teaspoon brown sugar, mashed banana and a dash of cinnamon. I had made them in the crockpot too with apples ext. always delicious and filling. I do not like any other type of oatmeal.

  7. The best oats on the planet!

    by martha1 on 12 Mon,2015


    I cooked steel cut oats today for the first time. WOW! They are delicious and I love the texture. Other oats are not even in the same ballpark.

  8. Best oats ever!!

    by Blondie on 09 Fri,2015


    I got a 25 lb bag for $16.99 at a local restaurant syore. Yummy!! I love this stuff. Best oats ever!!

  9. My wallet is as happy and I am

    by Lawry on 08 Sun,2015


    I usually purchase steel cut oats at the local grocery and discount stores. However, those sold in the grocery stores are so very expensive and the discount stores can't always keep them in stock. I'll be purchasing directly from Bob's in the future. Thanks so much for the world's best steel cut oats and terrific pricing!!!

  10. This is not your mom's squishy mush!

    by Moonblue54 on 09 Wed,2011

    All my life I've been gagging on what I thought was oatmeal! Hated it, but I choked it down for the health benefits. THIS is the real deal! No gagging! I threw some walnuts and flax seed meal in, added my French Vanilla International Coffee creamer (that's just a personal preference, but oh so delish), and went to town! No mushy mess here!

  11. Great raw!

    by Regular guy Mik on 09 Sat,2011

    I love the steel cut oats cooked and mixed with fresh fruit. When in a hurry I don't skip out on my favorite oats, but instead eat them raw! Mixed with fruit, nuts, Bob's Red Mill flaxseed and some almond milk it is delicious. The cool thing is I do not get hungry for hours, well into my lunch hour. Love the quality product.

  12. I could LIVE on these!!!! EXCELLENTE'!!

    by Chris on 08 Sun,2011

    I will never ever eat any other kind or type of oatmeal again and like it as much as I do these!!!

  13. Love this stuff!

    by Runnergirl Liz on 06 Thu,2011

    I have been trying to eat more healthfully over the past few years and had been eating regular rolled oats. I had been hearing a lot about steel cut oats over the years and finally decided to give it a try, so I picked up some Bob's at my local grocery store. This stuff is fantastic! I love the chewy texture and nutty flavor and it fills me up for most of the morning! I make a big batch in the

  14. I eat them RAW!!

    by Spinning mom on 05 Sun,2011

    I actually eat these raw with juice or milk(I use almond milk)just like a regular bowl of cereal. It is very satisfying-especially because of all the chewing. Often I will smash a banana through them and/or some peanut butter, and add no liquid at all. It makes a granola texture and flavor.

  15. Crock pot favorite

    by Libby on 05 Fri,2011

    I put steel cut oats in the crock pot with some water and apple juice for six+ hours and it was great!

  16. this is good stuff!

    by chris the pharm on 04 Sun,2011

    I recently discovered steel cut oats and I have got to say that I LOVE them! The store had several brands to choose from, so I tried Bob's, as I had previous good luck with thie brand. I was not disappointed. I like mine with a bit of brown sugar and a banana on top, but after reading the comments from others, I can hardly wait to try other ways! I am singing the praises of steel cut oats!

  17. Love Steel Cut Oats!

    by Mo on 04 Sun,2011

    [...] my family loves slow cooker steel cut oats! [@]

  18. Outstanding!

    by Linda \"The Oatm on 03 Thu,2011

    I am an oatmeal lover and also like the fact that it is good for me. I have heard and read that steel-cut oats are better than regular oats. While grocery shopping a few days ago I happened upon this brand and decided to try it. Let me just say I was pleasantly surprised by not only the taste but the texture. I don't think I can go back to plain oats after trying this one. Very delicious and

  19. Diabetic

    by Dean on 03 Mon,2011

    I used to eat oatmeal every morning, partly to help moderate my high cholesterol. About a year ago, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes but thinking oatmeal was healthy, I kept eating it 6 times a week. Then, I heard a radio program on foods diabetics should avoid, and oatmeal was one of those foods (especially "instant" oatmeal). Instead, steel cut oats was recommended. I was unable to find s

  20. Eating a bowl now and love it!

    by JES on 03 Wed,2011

    Like alot of these people, I've tried and failed at eating oatmeal. I've tried the instant and I just couldn't ever stomach. But this product I like. Now this is good. Will be buying this again!

  21. Fantastic!

    by Oat Lovin' Mama on 02 Tue,2011

    Our family loves Bob's Steel Cut Oats! We eat them about twice a week for breakfast. They will even reheat well in the microwave IF you have leftovers. I will add dried or fresh apples, cranberries, banana (fresh), other berries, a little bit of butter and a little brown sugar or honey to the oats. I usually add the fruit with about 5 minutes left to cook and I add the butter and sweetener onc

  22. delicious - oatmeal convert

    by an oatmeal conv on 02 Fri,2011

    never ever liked oatmeal. but now that i am a big girl of 40+ thought it time to start eating. this is AWESOME. encouraged by a friend and I tried reluctantly. you can "spruce" it up any way you want. i eat with a little agave syrup, a 1/2 tsp of honey and a banana. very filling. MY HUSBAND likes molasses, and sometimes chocolate chips and/or peanut butter. sometimes he eats it just plain.

  23. AMAZING!

    by RaisyDaisy on 02 Thu,2011

    I have never been a fan of oatmeal. I dreaded the mornings I would be presented with a bowl of mushy, sticky, bland mess. No matter how mom and dad dressed it up, I didn't like it. Don't even get me started on 'instant' oatmeal.||In a recent bid to get 'healthy', I re-visited this childhood dish, and it wasn't as bad as I remembered, but still not great.||Yesterday I discovered Bob's Red Mill Stee

  24. The Real MacCOY

    by Johnnie Walker on 02 Wed,2011

    Being Scottish I am only too glad to have found the Real thing in N.America.This is the CREME de la CREME of all PORRIDGES (Oatmeals).I tried many many others but this is "THE REAL ONE" in ALL aspects.I buy the 25lb Bag and have just brought on board 4 other friends who also buy the 25lb bags saves on [...].My cholesteral took a dive after I started and I now feel great. I had both Prostate and C

  25. Dr. Oz was right!

    by Kim on 01 Sat,2011

    I am a healthy eater and while watching Dr. Oz on Oprah a few years ago, I learned about steel cut oats. He was right...they are awesome! I haven't tried other brands, but I can't imagine anything being as good as your product is. It is incredibly satisfying and really stays with you throughout the day. On Sunday evening, I make two batches per package instructions. When almost done, I add a


    by BOB on 01 Fri,2011

    BREAKFAST CEREAL - usually with creamery butter, local honey, and milk


    by Andrew the Worl on 01 Wed,2011

    Okay, I am always a bit hesitant to try any "health food" and am skeptical of any alleged health benefit. Simply put - I am all concerned about taste and quality. I have often been an eggs and bacon type of guy.||However, I have become addicted to steel cut oats and eat about 4 times a week. I must say I have been feeling like a WORLD CHAMPION mirroring the award received from this product. I

  28. Easy no-cooking overnight recipe!

    by KISS on 01 Tue,2011

    I prepare this in an insulated food jar the night before and it's ready to eat in the morning or to take with you!||For 1 serving, into jar add 1/2-1 teaspoons cinnamon (the flavor will infuse into the oats), raisins or cut up apples (if desired), 2-3 tablespoons oats (depending on the thickness you like), then fill the jar to the top with boiling water (about 3/4-1 cup boiling water) put on seale

  29. My new fave!

    by Jazzercise devo on 01 Sat,2011

    Recently when my usual source wasn't getting Irish steel-cut oats, I switched to yours. WOW! So much better in taste and texture, you have me for life! Steel-cut oats has been my breakfast for decades. I usually set it up the night before (1C water to 1/4C steel-cut oats), cover, set aside, and it cooks beautifully on the stove next morning while I'm getting dressed. Special treat on weekends?

  30. Awesome breakfast choice

    by hollybick on 01 Fri,2011

    I love this product. I have been cooking 1 cup of the oats with 4 cups of silk vanilla soy milk light in a crock pot. Easy to reheat in microwave throughout the week. I also like to add apple or banana slices with a little bit of maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon). I found it is also more flavorful than the store brand oats I used to buy.

  31. Put them in a small crock pot.

    by del on 01 Fri,2011

    Google Alton Brown overnight oatmeal.Comes out great and your ready to eat and go in the morning.The 1.5 proctor- silex is perfect.

  32. Who Knew I Liked Oatmeal?

    by msbookwormgeek on 01 Mon,2011

    I thought I hated oatmeal then, I discovered these steel-cut oats. I make a special trip to [...] when I run out just to buy them. They are that good. YUM! Please keep up the great work!

  33. Down 25 pounds in 9 months!

    by Vicar Dan on 12 Wed,2010

    I cook steel cut oats in the microwave. Use a deep bowl with a cover on it. 1/3 cup oats with 2/3 cup water. Cook in a 1200 watt microwave for 6 minutes at 40% power. Let it stand for a minute or two. I add 1/2 container of fruit yogurt.||I put it into the microwave and get it going, then take a shower and by the time I'm out it is done. It usually fills me up so that I don't eat again until

  34. Great stuff

    by Andy R. on 12 Wed,2010

    Great alternative to the typical Irish oatmeal--I have made a permanent switch to Bob's. Very good flavor and easy to prepare. Don't agree that you can cook these for 10 minutes and get edible al dente porridge, per the instructions. I like to start off with about 5 minutes uncovered to set the oats nicely and cook down the water and then I follow the covered cooking direction, with a total cookin

  35. Ed and his Oats

    by Aunt Deen or Na on 11 Mon,2010

    My husband was amazed with this type of Oats, however, none to say we would eat seconds! We ate for health reasons. This Steel Cut Oats change the way we eat Oats now. When I bought the bag of Oats I thought my husband was not even going to try it. WRONG! He loves the Steel Cut Oats now. I am so pleased. Thank You very much! I ate two bowls!?*! I LOVE THE OATS!!!!!!! My family waits for new things

  36. the best hot cereal I have ever eaten!

    by Bobi on 11 Tue,2010

    Breakfast is 100% better and healthier. We are totally addicted. There are NO "things that aren't so great about it. It is the best ever.

  37. My favorite breakfast

    by Busy mom on 09 Thu,2010

    I just switched from Old Fashion to Steel-Cut oatmeal. I love the texture. Oatmeal has become our main breakfast and my pantry has an official "oatmeal bar". Always on hand I have air-tight containers that have dried cranberries, sliver toasted almonds, dry toasted pecan pieces and brown sugar. (If we have fresh apples, peaches or strawberries, I'll use them for a treat - cut into small pieces.)|

  38. It's Not Just For Breakfast

    by Mealy Puddin' on 09 Sat,2010

    Steel cut oats aren't just for breakfast. They're a staple in Scotland and make a delicious and satisfying side dish known as Skirlie. Just saute in a little oil with onions and add just enough stock (or water) to slightly moisten. This becomes a pilaf-like, chewy side that is wonderful. If you like spicier foods, add cajun seasonings or whatever you like.

  39. Our favorite oatmeal, hands down

    by Lucky wife on 09 Wed,2010

    I had my husband pegged for an instant oatmeal type of guy, (he operates pretty last-minute a lot of time), but was shocked to find he'll willingly get out of bed 30 minutes early several times a week to make Bob's steel cut oats instead. He's got such a taste for "the good stuff", that he won't even touch the instant brands. It's so amazing to wake up to a pot of hot steel cuts on the stove!

  40. Perfect! Chance for organic steel cut?

    by JJ on 08 Tue,2010

    I love these steel cut oats for any meal of the day really! Everything about them is great, but I'd love to see organic steel cut oats, how about it Bob? Thanks for a great product and keep up the good work!||J-

  41. Bang for the Buck

    by Queen of Oats on 08 Fri,2010

    I use 1 bag per week. My husband and I have it every single morning for breakfast. Where are you going to find the quality and taste that serves 2 people breakfast for a week for under $3.00 and not to mention how healty it is for you.|Best part I use a small crock pot and prepare it the night before. For 2 servings:|1/2 cup steel cut oats|2 cups water|1/4 cup half and half|combine all ingredients


    by Stephanie the s on 07 Thu,2010

    THE BEST BREAKFAST!! I don't cook mine. I soak the oats overnight in water with lemon juice. In the morning, I rinse and drain. Then I make it into a sort of cereal. I cut up some green apple and add flaked unsweetened coconut and some agave nectar...then a splash of almond milk and you have the BEST BREAKFAST EVER!!!!

  43. Best oatmeal ever!

    by Snakegrrl on 07 Fri,2010

    I love this oatmeal....it's one of my favorite breakfasts. So much better than those slimy old quick or instant oats from the grocery store. (Not sure what Bob's rolled oats are like, but I'm sure they're better than the grocery store ones.) Anyway, I probably won't ever go back to rolled oats again. This stuff just has an amazing texture, you can actually feel like you've eaten something beca

  44. These are great!

    by George the Food on 07 Sun,2010

    These are great eating. Oatmeal isn't so much about taste as it is texture. Bob's Mill Steel Cut oats have an incredible satisfying texture. Eat a bowl of these for breakfast and you feel like you've eaten real food. They're also great for carrying flavors. I've made them with various kinds of fruits and berries, with different sweeteners like honey or molasses, and with other spices like cinnamon

  45. These steel cut oats are ...

    by Susan on 01 Sat,2010


    These steel cut oats are wonderful! I eat them every morning! If you like oatmeal...you'll LOVE steel cut oats!

  46. Just on ABC's \"Dr. Oz\" ...

    by Debra on 01 Sat,2010


    Just on ABC's "Dr. Oz" show: Steel cut oats as daily breakfast assist one guest in dropping over 100 lbs.

  47. Since being diagnosed ...

    by Carol on 01 Sat,2010


    Since being diagnosed with Diabetes, I have been looking for a good breakfast product. These are wonderful and filling. Also, I can cook ahead and have them all week.

  48. I try to have a good ...

    by Shaney on 01 Sat,2010

    I try to have a good breakfast every morning. Now that I have tried Bob's steel cut oats, I can have a great breakfast every morning. I will never eat rolled oats again...

  49. Like eating this and ...

    by Astrid on 01 Sat,2010

    Like eating this and leaves you satisfied for hours.

  50. Absolutely delicious, ...

    by Peter Rabbit on 01 Sat,2010


    Absolutely delicious, absolutely healthy! This is such a great breakfast food! The young ones even like it! My diabetic mother eats them because of Steel Cut Oats' lower glycemic index. We, too will never go back to rolled.

  51. Have eaten rolled oats ...

    by Norm on 01 Sat,2010


    Have eaten rolled oats for years... wish I had discovered steel cut sooner. Good stuff!!

  52. I am 65 years old and ...

    by Joseph on 01 Sat,2010

    I am 65 years old and have been eating oatmeal since it was forced on me when I was a kid. You know.(its health for you). Not to mention cheap. Over the years I have grown to love it. But Nothing compares too your steel cut oats. What A great flavor. I don't even use milk. Thanks for A great product. Joe.

  53. My hubby and I love the ...

    by Pat on 01 Sat,2010


    My hubby and I love the steel cut oats. We use out rice cooker to make them - we have a great breakfast almost like magic. The crunchy texture really makes your mouth happy!

  54. I never could stomach ...

    by Betty on 01 Sat,2010


    I never could stomach regular oatmeal and then I tried steel cut oats. Wow! I love it and eat it every morning.

  55. AWESOME!!! I make them in ...

    by Wendy on 01 Sat,2010


    AWESOME!!! I make them in my rice cooker every morning. I never thought I would be eating oatmeal every morning till I bought this rice cooker and I read online about making 3/4 cup oats to 1 1/2 cups water. Plug it in...hit cook and let it do it's thing. I love them I love them I love them! I just wish I could find them easier!

  56. I love

    by Sarah from Minn on 01 Sat,2010


    I love your "World Champion" steel cut oats! I make up a batch once a week and then warm up a portion each morning. I follow your exact recipe for a great taste. Topped with Agave Nectar (great for diabetics), it's the best.

  57. I Love these!

    by Hannah on 01 Sat,2010


    I Love these! Typically I eat Bob's rolled oats during the week to save on cooking time and on the weekends I treat myself to these!! Favorite breakfast food!

  58. We make a huge batch ...

    by Jaime on 01 Sat,2010


    We make a huge batch Sunday nice, portion it out into daily servings for the busy week. Top with Almond Milk and a little honey or agave nectar.

  59. I was a rolled oats ...

    by Tobin on 01 Sat,2010


    I was a rolled oats fanatic! Now, after having eaten steel cut oats, my wife wants to know what to do with the rolled ones!!

    We suggest making cookies! -Customer Service

  60. I just wanted to tell you ...

    by Janel W.-Alaska on 01 Sat,2010


    I just wanted to tell you that my 9-year old son and I recently made the switch from Quaker Instant Oatmeal to your award-winning Steel-cut Oats. He can't get enough of them. Just this morning he heard me cooking and he jumped out of bed, ran down and the stairs, and declared that he could eat porridge for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 cup dry (44g)
Servings Per Container: 15
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 170
Calories from Fat 25
Total Fat 3 g 5 %
Saturated Fat 0.5 g 3 %
Trans Fat 0 g 0 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 0 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 29 g 10 %
Dietary Fiber 5 g 20 %
Sugars 0 g N/A
Protein 7 g 14 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 10 %
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients whole grain oats

*Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts, soy, wheat, and milk

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