Steel-Cut Oats with Blueberries and Lemon Zest

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Steel-Cut Oats with Blueberries and Lemon Zest
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 27, 2023

Start your day off with a healthy and satisfying bowl of steel-cut oats topped with sweet blueberries and a refreshing hint of lemon zest. This recipe is packed with fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins, making it a perfect choice for a nutritious breakfast. The creamy texture and burst of flavors will leave you energized and ready to tackle the day ahead. The best part? It's quick and easy to make!


  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the steel-cut oats and salt to the boiling water.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. While the oats are simmering, rinse the blueberries and set aside.
  5. Once the oats are thick and creamy, remove them from the heat.
  6. Stir in the maple syrup and lemon zest.
  7. Divide the oats into serving bowls.
  8. Top each bowl with a handful of blueberries and a sprinkle of chopped nuts.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Steel-cut oats are a less processed form of oats, providing more fiber and nutrients compared to rolled oats.
  • Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and can help improve brain health.
  • Lemon zest adds a refreshing twist to the oats and also provides a dose of vitamin C.