Sous Vide Steel-Cut Oats

Anova Culinary

Steel cut oats are one of my favorite breakfasts when the weather turns cold. Like other creamy porridges, these nutty oats benefit from a long, slow cooking time. By using the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker, you can maximize the oats cooking time while minimizing your overall work. The oats will cook in two hours at 180 degrees; you can also set the oats up for an overnight cook by turning the temperature down to 155 degrees.Enjoy!

You can also cook this recipe in one pint-sized canning jar. Place the ingredients in the jar instead of placing them in the zipper lock bag in step 2.


Kate Williams

Kate is a freelance food writer and editor living in Berkeley, CA. Before moving to the Bay Area, Kate spent two years working as a test cook at America’s Test Kitchen, and has contributed to Serious Eats, The Oxford American, KQED and The Hypocrite Reader, among others. She's currently the editor of Berkeleyside NOSH.

Prep Time: 00:05

Recipe Time: 03:00

Temperature : 180F / 82.2C



  1. Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 180ºF (82ºC). (Alternatively, if you’d like to cook the oats overnight, set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 155ºF (68.3ºC).)
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large zipper lock bag. Seal the bag using the water immersion technique. Place the bag in the water bath and set the timer for 3 hours. (If you’re cooking the oats overnight, set the timer for anywhere between 8 and 10 hours.)

Finishing Steps

  1. When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath, transfer oats to a serving bowl, and serve with desired toppings.