Spiced Coconut Steel-Cut Oats

$2.80 recipe / $0.70 serving
by Beth - Budget Bytes
5 from 7 votes
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I’ve been off the steel-cut oats bandwagon for a while because I’ve been addicted to my little breakfast egg quesadillas. But this week I got a hankering for the almighty oats. I didn’t realize how I missed their chewy goodness until now! Anyway, these steel-cut oats are packed with warm spices, sweet raisins, crunchy almonds, and super creamy coconut milk for an absolutely warm and comforting bowl.

a bowl of spiced coconut steel-cut oats topped with almonds and raisins

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Spiced Coconut Steel-Cut Oats

5 from 7 votes
Spiced Coconut Steel-Cut Oats are full of warm spices, sweet raisins, crunchy almonds, and creamy coconut milk for a rich and comforting bowl.
Servings 4
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 35 minutes


  • 1 cup steel-cut oats ($0.70)
  • 1/2 tsp salt ($0.05)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ($0.10)
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger ($0.05)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves ($0.05)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract ($0.15)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar ($0.12)
  • 1/2 cup raisins ($0.31)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds ($0.56)
  • 1 cup light coconut milk ($0.71)


  • In a medium pot bring 4 cups of water and 1/2 tsp of salt to a boil. Once it reaches a rolling boil, add 1 cup of steel-cut oats. Reduce the heat to medium/low and let simmer for about 30 minutes or until the mixture is to your desired thickness.
  • As the mixture simmers, add the cinnamon, ginger, cloves, vanilla extract and brown sugar.
  • Once the oats are finished cooking, divide it up into four servings and top each with 2 Tbsp of raisins, 1 Tbsp of sliced almonds and 1/4 cup of coconut milk. Dig in!

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Serving: 1ServingCalories: 280.48kcalCarbohydrates: 45.3gProtein: 5.16gFat: 10.05gSodium: 302.9mgFiber: 4.13g
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NOTE: As with all of my oats, I divide them into resealable containers and keep them in the refrigerator. Then, in the morning, all I have to do is grab one and microwave it for a minute or so and I have a super hearty breakfast ready to go!

A spoonful of spiced coconut steel-cut oats being lifted from the bowl

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  1. I added cardamom, turmeric to give it a beautiful golden color, and a bit of pepper to help with turmeric absorption. So delicious. A few drops of monk fruit, and with the raisins, I found it didn’t need any more sweetener. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. This made my house smell so good. I used 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats and 1.75 cups of water, per the box instructions. It took ten minutes of boiling. I added 1/2 tsp of cardamom but would only add 1/4 next time. Cranberries were fine instead of raisins and I also sprinkled coconut on top. :)

  3. This was one of the best recipies I’ve made from this site and trust me I’ve made alot absolutely amazing ! Thank you 💕

  4. Hi all,

    I’m a diabetic. Do you think this recipe could work with Splenda to help cut the sugar and carbs? Has anyone tried? Would love feedback before trying but will probably try soon anyway!