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Steel-Cut Maple Oats with Raisins

Steel-Cut Maple Oats with Raisins



I’ve been eating oatmeal ever since my Mom poured boiling water over a packet of instant oats. First, my favorite flavor was maple-and-brown sugar, then raisin and spice. It wasn’t until I was a mom myself that I realized there were other, non-instant options. And what made oatmeal a regular breakfast item in my house was the morning I ordered the  Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Maple Sugar and Milk off the menu at New York City’s happening restaurant, the  Breslin. I just ordered it again Monday morning. Since I can’t seem to get enough of its creamy lusciousness, I decided to make it myself.

Steel-Cut Maple Oats with Raisins


2 cups dairy-free milk, milk or water

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup gluten-free steel-cut oats

Handful of raisins

Maple sugar, for topping.


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk and salt almost to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the oats, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the oats have reached your desired consistency, 10 to 15 minutes. Spoon into small bowls and top with raisins and maple sugar, if using.