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Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats: Cook Breakfast While You Sleep!

March 23, 2017

Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats: Cook Breakfast While You Sleep!

Suitable for VitaClay models VF7700 and VM7900 models ONLY 

Steel cut oats are amazing cooked in clay. The texture, flavor and overall results are far superior to any other cooking method I've used. The great thing about oats is that they are healthy and delicious, and since they are warm, they are very comforting and filling on chilly fall mornings. 

I love experimenting with new flavors with oats--pretty much any fruit will work with them and that just adds more nutrition and sweetness, and keeps breakfast exciting, new and different! 

Did you know you can pre-set the VitaClay multi-cooker so it cooks your breakfast while you are sleeping? Wake up to the enticing aroma of Apple Cinnamon Oats while VitaClay, your Personal Chef, does all of the work! 

Note: When cooking oats in VitaClay, be sure to only use steel cut oats: do not use quick, rolled or instant oats in VitaClay. They cook too quickly and tend to burn and stick to the bottom of the pot, which can cause an issue with the integrity of the clay. 

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes



  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, to your taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2-1/2 cups water, or a combination of water and apple juice
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium-sized apple or pear: peeled, cored and chopped


  • 2-4 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar


  1. Place steel cut oats in VitaClay pot. Add enough purified water to cover. Add salt and allow to soak for 2 or more hours
  2. Drain water and add fresh water/juice along with other spices and ingredients
  3. If using the multi-cooker, pre-set the timer to begin cooking about an hour before you wake up. 
  4. Program to cook on "soup" setting for 1 hour
  5. In the morning: wake up to a freshly-cooked breakfast! 
  6. Top with cream if desired, and serve.

***Please do not use this recipe with our stock pot cookers; any recipe that uses steel-cut oats should only be used with our multi-cooker or 2-in-1 units. Again, it is not advised to use stock pots for cooking oatmeal. If you still plan on cooking oats in our stock pot (not recommended), much more liquid is needed: about 8 cups for every 1 cup of oats. Quick-cooking or rolled oats should not be used with any of our cookers, period.

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