Rice Cooker Steel Cut Oats

Make your fall and winter breakfast even easier by cooking these healthy steel cut oats in a rice cooker. Fast, nutritious and delicious!

As we finally start to cool off with the fall season, it’s time to bring back the hot cooked cereals.

If you are a busy working mom or just a busy professional with not a lot of time in the morning, using a rice cooker takes the stress and time drain out of making a healthy breakfast.  It takes just a few minutes to add the ingredients to the pot, but then you just press start and continue getting yourself (and the kids) ready.  When you come back 20 or so minutes later, voila, breakfast is waiting!  Gotta love that.

Despite the name, rice cookers make a lot more than rice!  I use mine to make all kinds of hot cereals.  The steel cut oats, due to being less processed, take longer to digest so stick with you longer, spreading out the energy through the morning.

Rice Cooker Steel Oats


  • 1 c. steel cut oats (also called Irish oats)
  • 4 c. liquid (water, dairy milk, non-dairy milk)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 whole cardamom pods, optional
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ dried fruit (raisins, unsweetened cranberries, cherries) or fresh blueberries, optional
  • 2 tsp. ghee or butter
  • Toasted seeds, nuts


  1. Add the oats, liquid, spices, dried fruit and ghee or butter to the rice cooker.
  2. Stir.
  3. Press the start button (or set to brown rice or porridge if you have multiple settings).
  4. Go get ready for you day.
  5. Return and enjoy your oatmeal, topped with toasted nuts and a spoonful of maple syrup or raw honey.


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