Whole Grain 'steel-Cut' Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - Food.com (2024)


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"I just recently started eating Coach's 'steel-cut, cracked and toasted' Oats and it's got me hooked. It's nutty and full of flavor. The original recipe from the package the brown sugar is packed and the table salt is regular salt. Please note that I'm not sure how this will work with regular oatmeal. The number of cookies will depend on the size you make them. Okay, I bought another brand of 'steel-cut' oatmeal to see if there was a difference. There was enough difference in the texture, flavor, cook-time and overall quality (to me) that I recommend you use the Coach's brand for this recipe."


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Ready In:
1hr 20mins


36-48 cookies



  • 34 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 34 cups all-purpose flour
  • 14 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups coach's 'steel-cut' oats
  • 34 cup pecans, chopped
  • 34 cup dried cranberries (optional)



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cream butter.
  • Add both sugars, salt, baking powder, baking soda, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and half the flour. Beat to combine.
  • Beat in the remaining flour.
  • Add oats, pecans and cranraisins.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

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Whole Grain 'steel-Cut' Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - Food.com (11)

  1. the recipe does not call for soaking the oats, or whether you are supposed to use quick oats. Please explain what type, and whether you are to soak beforehand.


  2. I made these yesterday. They tasted amazing, but they came out more cake-like than a cookie. I don't know what I did wrong. The only thing I changed was that I used Ben's quick cooking steel cut oats and soaked them in water for an hour and then drained them. I also used a loose cup measurement of flour and oats instead of a packed one. Maybe this changed the texture. I would really appreciate any insights. They tasted great! If I can fix the texture, the recipe is a keeper!


  3. What temperature water are you pre-soaking steel cut oats in? Thanks

    Pamela T.

  4. Can this cookie dough be frozen raw?


  5. Can I use margarine

    Maisy F.



  1. Delicious! My Gluten Free (and other) adaptations: Only 1 cup of sugar (plenty sweet!), added one extra egg, upped cinnamon to 1 Tb, added 1tsp ginger, added 1/2 tsp of almond extract and more vanilla than called for, used 1.5 Cups GF flour blend + 1 cup Almond flour, 1/2 cup cranberries and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

    Flo T.

  2. I love Steel Cut Oatmeal cookies, but while this recipe is OK, I have always soaked/boiled the oats ahead of the cookie recipe, and this method makes a chewier cookie overall,while being the most healthy as well.<br/>I also sometimes soak the raisins in Bourbon for about an hour, which adds a bite to the cookie as well. Very yummy cookie;)


  3. Like similar reviewers I soaked my oats for about an hour. During that time I was also soaking a half cup of raisins in Meyer's rum with a splash of natural vanilla extract added. I reserved some of the liquid in place of straight vanilla for the cookies, and added a dash of ginger and ground clove. I added some toasted coconut I had in the kitchen as well as semi-sweet chocolate chunks (No cranberries or nuts). Came out fluffy with a crunch at the edge, and a nice balance of flavors. I will make these again...


  4. Wow! These are really good! Changes I made: soaked the oats for half an hour (Bob's steel cut), put half an once of whiskey with the raisins (I used one cup, and only raisins) and used coconut sugar instead of regular. I think soaking the oats and using whiskey for more flavor made them even more amazing!

    Jerucia S.

  5. I used a different brand of steel cut oats, margarine instead of butter, and Stevia baking blend instead of sugar. I did not use cranberries or pecans, just sunmaid raisins. These came out fantastic. Soft and textured, delicious! Just sweet enough! Next time I will soak the steel cut oats a little to open then up more. Love this, looking forward to making again!

    Angelica W.

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  1. I used a different brand of steel cut oats, margarine instead of butter, and Stevia baking blend instead of sugar. I did not use cranberries or pecans, just sunmaid raisins. These came out fantastic. Soft and textured, delicious! Just sweet enough! Next time I will soak the steel cut oats a little to open then up more. Love this, looking forward to making again!

    Angelica W.

  2. The flour type and added a few pieces of chopped chocolate.


  3. I just made a double batch of these. To make it gluten free I subbed 2 different gluten free flours, I also added 3 more farm fresh large eggs than it called for and about 1 + cup of almond milk because gluten free flour needs more liquid than regular flour. I added a half cup of hemp seeds, a cup of chocolate chips, about 1.5 -2 cups mixed nuts, dates, craisins and raisins that I threw into the ninja food processor first.


  4. Hi! I literally made these 30 minutes ago! I made larger ones then the recipe said, and used chocolate chips instead of pecans. My family loves them! Although, I baked the first 2 batches for 15 minutes, and they could of done with a bit more time ( but it's probably because I made them a lot bigger, and all ovens are different) but on the third batch I baked them for 17 minutes and they were perfect! I also would recommend soaking the steel cut oats before using them. Thanks, and great recipe! I will definitely make again!


  5. I used all organic ingrediants and didn't add the cranberries. I added the brown sugar but not the white sugar and added a bit of stevia. I also used almond flour instead of the white flour. Oh......and I added a couple of drops of doterra orange essential oil. I like that they are crunchy. I posted a photo of me making the cookies on my Facebook wellness page, Sampurna. Cheers!

    Terry B.

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Can I substitute steel cut oats for rolled oats in cookies? ›

The short answer is no. Steel cut oats are much more dense than old fashioned oats. They require more liquid and longer cooking than their traditional cousins. While you can, in most cases and with some accommodations, substitute quick oats for old fashioned oats, and vice versa, steel cut oats are not interchangeable.

Is it OK to eat steel cut oats everyday? ›

Steel cut oats are a good source of fiber. This is about 20% of your recommended daily intake. Because the American diet today can be so deficient in many ways, eating steel cut oats on a regular basis can help you meet your body's daily fiber requirements and help keep your body healthy and functioning at its best.

Is steel cut oatmeal better for you than rolled oats? ›

Steel cut are less processed so they have more fiber and a lower Glycemic Index. They won't spike your blood sugar as much as rolled oats. Other than that, they are nutritionally identical.

Why are my homemade oatmeal cookies hard? ›

Overbaking is the most common cause of hard oatmeal cookies. Cookies continue to cook on the baking sheet even after they're removed from the oven, so try taking them out when they're just lightly golden and still a bit soft in the middle. They'll firm up as they cool, resulting in a chewier texture.

Can you substitute steel cut oats for quick oats in cookies? ›

Steel cut oats take a lot longer to cook than rolled or quick oats. It's unlikely they will completely cook before the cookie is done. You could try it, but I'd recommend presoaking them in hot water for an hour, or maybe even parboiling them for a few minutes.

Are steel cut oats and old fashioned oats the same? ›

Quaker® Old Fashioned Oats are whole oats that are rolled to flatten them. Quaker® Steel Cut Oats are whole oats that have not been rolled into flakes. Instead, they are cut approximately into thirds. Quick Quaker® Oats are simply cut into slightly smaller pieces so they cook faster.

Do steel-cut oats raise blood sugar? ›

Your body digests steel-cut oats slowly, but that doesn't mean they're hard to digest. It's actually better to digest slowly because it doesn't cause your blood sugar to spike.

Are steel-cut oats good for belly fat? ›

Including steel cut oats in a balanced diet may encourage weight loss. Oats' fiber may contribute to feelings of fullness, which may in turn lead to reduced calorie intake ( 7 ). Studies in both humans and animals further suggest that oat fiber may help reduce fat accumulation, especially belly fat ( 8 , 9 ).

Are steel-cut oats anti inflammatory? ›

Steel-cut oats are an excellent soluble fiber to add to the diet that also acts as a prebiotic food. These oats are beneficial to promote anti-inflammatory integrity in the intestinal bacteria. Steel-cut oats are less processed than old fashion rolled oats and have a lower Glycemix Index.

Is steel-cut oatmeal good for your kidneys? ›

Oatmeal is nutritionally dense, with many health benefits, such as lowering LDL cholesterol and blood sugar. Generally, less processed options, such as steel-cut oats rather than instant oats, are healthier for renal patients.

Why not steel-cut oats for overnight oats? ›

We love the chewy, hearty texture of steel-cut oats, but they're too firm to use for overnight oats. Steel-cut are much better simmered slowly, although if you are short on time, soaking them in water overnight then draining them before simmering will drastically cut down the cooking time.

What is the healthiest breakfast? ›

The healthiest breakfast foods include a protein, healthy fat and source of carbohydrates, according to Smolen. For a healthy breakfast, consider eating foods like oatmeal with nut butter, avocado toast with an egg, chia seed pudding or a greek yogurt parfait with nuts and berries.

What is the secret ingredient to keep cookies soft? ›

If you enjoy your cookies soft and chewy, chances are likely the recipe contains a common ingredient that serves a very specific purpose. No, it's not granulated sugar, nor the butter. It's not the egg, all-purpose flour, or even the vanilla extract. The simple, yet oh-so-necessary component is cornstarch.

Why do my oatmeal cookies taste bitter? ›

Rancid oxidized oil gets those bitter soapy flavors. I pick the oil over the baking soda because there is hardly any baking soda in these cookies! But a fair bit of oil.

What makes cookies fluffy and not flat? ›

Room temperature butter is just the right consistency to incorporate air when it's creamed with sugar. These trapped air pockets result in risen, fluffy cookies. If the butter is any warmer, it won't incorporate enough air and your cookies will have less rise.

Can I substitute steel-cut for rolled oats in baking? ›

Yes, you can substitute steel cut oats for rolled oats in recipes. Steel cut oats are slightly chewier and have a nuttier flavor than rolled oats, so the texture and flavor of the finished dish may be slightly different.

What is a substitute for rolled oats in cookies? ›

In baking, rolled oats can generally be substituted with a ½ + ½ blend of flour (gluten free or not), and almond meal.

What can I substitute for rolled oats in oatmeal cookies? ›

Oat Substitutes

Quinoa flakes have a slightly nutty flavor that can enhance the natural sweetness of oatmeal cookies and give them a similar texture to oats. Chia seeds have a hardly-noticeable nutty flavor and create a more crumbly oatmeal cookie.

What happens if you use quick oats instead of rolled oats in cookies? ›

You can use quick oats in a pinch, but it will result in a texture difference. In my experience quick oats make for a kind of thicker, denser cookie. They aren't quite as melt in your mouth. And the oats themselves will kind of disappear into the cookie more.


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