Steel-cut oats are larger than ordinary rolled oats because they're cut into pieces rather than being rolled. If you've never had them, try this breakfast recipe.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the water, steel-cut oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, allspice, and cloves or nutmeg.

  • Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until desired doneness and consistency, stirring occasionally. Serve with milk.


Tip: If using a brown sugar substitute, we recommend Sweet 'n Low(R) Brown or Sugar Twin(R) Granulated Brown. Use 1-1/2 teaspoons Sweet 'n Low(R) Brown or 1 tablespoon Sugar Twin(R) Granulated Brown in place of the packed brown sugar. Nutrition Facts per 1/2-cup serving with brown sugar substitute: 149 calories; 2 g total fat (0 g saturated fat); 2 mg cholesterol; 106 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber, 9 g protein. Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1/2 milk, Carb choice: 1/2

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

158 calories; protein 9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 27g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars -1g; fat 2g 3% DV; saturated fat -1g -5% DV; cholesterol 2mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu -1IU; vitamin c -1mg -2% DV; folate -1mcg; calcium -1mg; iron -1mg -6% DV; magnesium -1mg; potassium -1mg; sodium 106mg 4% DV; thiamin -1mg -100% DV.