Steel Cut Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Raisins


This steel cut oatmeal recipe comes from the Idiot’s Guide to Total Nutrition Cooking.  The author recommends the use of soymilk, however, soymilk tends to curdle when boiled.  I made this recipe with unsweetened almond milk and the results were tasty.  You may need to add more water to avoid sticking.


Special Diet Notes: Steel Cut Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Raisins

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Steel Cut Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Raisins
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk alternative
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup Irish steel cut oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener of your choice (author recommends Splenda, I used honey)
  1. Place milk, water, oats, cinnamon, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes until soft but still liquid.
  3. Remove from the heat and let stand.
  4. Mixture will thicken as it stands.
  5. Blend in raisins and almond extract. Sweeten to taste

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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