Steel Cut Oatmeal is so much more flavorful than regular oatmeal, it’s well worth the 30 minutes it takes to cook. Bring two cups of water to a boil. Add 1/2 cup of dry steel cut oatmeal and turn the water down to a simmer and stir for 30 minutes or so until done. I added about 1/8 cup of frozen raspberries that I zapped in the microwave with a teaspoon of vanilla sugar. I keep a canister of sugar with 2 vanilla beans in it to flavor the sugar. It adds an extra flavor note with more subtlety than you can get using the bean itself or extract.