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Winter Oats — Cooking with Gia and Olive

By Gia Kavanagh 1 min read
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Steel-cut oats gives this winter favourite a toothsome, chewy texture. This recipe gives you three ways to cook: pressure cooker, stovetop or slow cooker.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: Overnight (slow cooker) | 3 minutes (pressure cooker) | 20 Minutes (stovetop)

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 bananas, peeled and chopped
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  1. Mix all ingredients in your choice of cooking implement.
  2. Slow cooker: Set on low before going to bed. In the morning, stir through and if the ingredients are not quite cooked, turn on high until the consistency thickens.
    Pressure cooker: Secure lid, making sure the vent is closed. Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Turn off and release pressure. Remove lid, stir contents and serve.
    Stove: Cover pot with lid and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Remove lid and stir regularly for a further 10 minutes or until oats thicken, adding more water if necessary.
  3. Serve with mixed frozen berries and a little cinnamon.