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Apple Cherry Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Do you want to get something out of your breakfast? Go from regular to healthy, delicious, and hearty with this Apple Cherry Steel-Cut Oatmeal. It's a warm, fall recipe that you can cook in 1 pot.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 2 people
Author: Marinka


  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 apples peeled, cored and cubed
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts roasted and coarsely chopped
  • brown sugar, honey, maple syrup optional


  • Transfer the steel-cut oats to a pan and cook them on low until fragrant. Stir constantly for a few minutes.
  • Add water, apples, dried cherries and salt and bring mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for about 25-30 minutes. Stir frequently. Oats have absorbed all the liquid and are creamy. Apples are soft and cherries are full and moist.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cinnamon. Allow the mixture to rest and cool just a little bit. Oats will thicken.
  • Depending on the type of apples you used and depending how much of a sweet tooth you are, you may want to add some brown sugar, honey or maple syrup at this point.
  • Divide the oatmeal over 2 bowls, sprinkle with the roasted chopped hazelnut and enjoy.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 11.7% | Vitamin C: 5.6% | Calcium: 4.1% | Iron: 8.5%