Costco Bob’s Red Mill Organic Steel Cut Oats

**Update Below**

These are a staple in our household. I’d say for about the last 5 years my breakfast has consisted of frozen fruit, 1 cup (dry) of cooked steel cut oats over the top & a dash of cinnamon. I never get tired of eating these oats & I always feel full without being bloated.

Some may think it’s a little bland but it’s a great, cheap, healthy way to start the day. They are organic, non-gmo & 100% whole grain. I’ve seen some recipes for instant pot steel cut oats or instant pot oatmeal but this is not the item for that. Sure you can use the instant pot, but it seems so much easier to just use a pot. These steel cut oats are quick cooking and only take about 5 minutes in a pot. It would take more time to get the instant pot ready than to actually cook. Now if you don’t have a stove, then sure, use your instant pot. The other option is to make overnight steel cut oats. I haven’t had success with these oats & always end up with watery, half cooked oats. Please let me know if you have a way to make these into overnight steel cut oats.

Price: $8.39, Item: 731962

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If you can’t find Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats at Costco please check Amazon. There have been times I am unable to find this at Costco so I just get it shipped directly to my door. Check it out………

Update 3/25/2020

So with the Corona Virus (COVID-19) spreading rapidly and people hoarding food, this seems to be a semi-popular item. They had a fairly large stack as you can see below & I was able to buy 2. Before you judge, I normally buy 4-6 at a time because we go through this stuff so quickly. It’s breakfast for 3 people in the household every morning. The price went up from $8.39 to $8.79, but it’s still a helluva deal.

23 thoughts on “Costco Bob’s Red Mill Organic Steel Cut Oats

  1. I love these oats. Like others I use the instant pot to make these almost daily.

    Alas it’s been over a year that the Costco I frequent in Montreal doesn’t carry them and they also haven’t been available online. So I’ve been obliged to buy from Amazon for about 80% more expensive a price.

    1. Best Oats! Still eating them every single day. Bummer to hear they stopped carrying them at your Costco. Our Costco recently changed the packaging from this big bag to a box. Is there any change you are missing the box? My Costco’s have also been known to not have them in stock, so keep an eye out and they may show up. If they do, make sure to buy multiple boxes! We go through this stuff so quickly

    1. I’ve seen these in almost every Costco I’ve been to. They don’t come in the bags anymore. They come in a box with a similar color / logo pattern & have 2 smaller bags inside that. It’s actually convenient for it to be broken up into 2 smaller pouches. It’s easy to miss sometimes. Let me know if you end up finding it

  2. These are the absolute best if you first toast them in the pot with some salted butter. A few minutes over medium high heat until stirring so the butter coats them and they brown a bit. Add 2x+ the amount of water turn down the heat to med low and cook until the water is gone. I add chia seeds (at costco too) and flax seeds. Sweeten with brown sugar. If you love these oats you must try this way. Now someone tell me when they will come back in stock.

    1. Wow. I’ve never heard of cooking oats that way. I’ve been eating these oats pretty much the same way for years now. I will surely give that a try & come back to let you know how I like them. I usually cook them & throw them on some frozen fruit the night before work. I’ll give that a try one of these weekends. They seem to rotate in and out of stock. They’ve repackaged them in a box now, so make sure you’re not looking for the bag. It’s easy to miss. I need to put up a photo of the new box. Thanks for the comment

  3. I make this in my instant pot in the mornings, which is now my preferred method. I can throw in some maple sugar or raisins along with some milk and the texture is always impeccable. Unfortunately living in Dallas this is intermittently available at Costco, so occasionally I have to order it from Amazon. It is the best!

    1. It really is the best. We get it intermittently too. I usually buy 4 big bags of this stuff when it’s in stock. We eat it everyday. I eat it almost exactly the way you do. I try to limit the brown sugar and use bananas for sweetness. Thanks for the comment!

  4. This is a “specialty item” at the Costco in NJ. What I mean by that is they don’t stock it year round. There are other items that I buy that are the same. Example…The Good Bean Crunchy Organic ChickPeas or the organic sprouted pumpkin seeds. The organic edamame spaghetti was another one but I’ve since stopped buying that. As of Aug/Sept 2020 the chickpeas are back in stock but once they are sold out they won’t be back in stock until next year. I need to start writing down what months which items come in stock to confirm that it’s the same month every year or there about.

    1. Interesting! Maybe it’s the same here because there were a few months I didn’t see it on the shelves. They did just redo the packaging & it comes in a box (with 2 smaller bags inside) as opposed to 1 big bag. I actually preferred the originally big bag because it was quiet (have a little one) & resealable. Thanks for the tip on the other items. We love the sprouted pumpkin seeds! And you’re right, we can’t find them all the time. That’s a great idea about tracking the months for different products. I should try to start doing that too & create a master list or something. Thanks for the comment

    2. Yesterday, I was told by Sequim, WA customer service that Bob’s Red Mill Organic Steel Cut Oats is a “rotational item”. Apparently, this product rotates “in-and-out” of stock with another product “because Costco has limited space” in warehouses and online. It will be in stock October/September for about six months.

      1. Sorry to hear. Ya…I’ve gone months without seeing it. We had to spend the extra money & get it from Amazon or another store. We buy 3-4 bags at a time now, so we always have a 1-2 month buffer of oats. It’s too cheap & too good & stores easily.

    1. They may not be stocked at your Costco for now. I’ve had weeks where I haven’t seen them. Fortunately, they have been stocked at my local Costco for a little while now. I always buy 3-4 at a time because I can’t stand running out of them. I hope you find them soon! Just curious……did they stock them in the past? & now they don’t?

  5. Corbett says
    I have not found Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats at any Dallas AREA Store for two months.

    1. I had a similar issue here in the Bay Area, CA. I couldn’t find it for a couple months. It eventually was back in stock so I generally grab 3-4 bags at a time. We go through this stuff pretty quickly. Good luck finding it…..hopefully it’s back in stock soon

  6. I recently got hooked on to these and absolute love them. It takes me 5 minutes to cook them in a pot with water & a pinch of salt. I eat these with black berries and walnuts. Would try cinnamon after reading your blog. Due to covid situation, my costco didn’t have these. I regret not picking up more than 1 bag. Costco should also sell Gluten free oats since I am looking to start my gluten free journey.


    1. Glad to hear! They’re awesome. Great idea on adding salt. I always forget that. I’ll have to try walnuts next time. Sorry to hear Costco was out of stock. My Costco was hit or miss with them as well & I think I just got lucky that they were in stock the day I went. As far as the gluten free, I’ve got a close friend who eats these almost every day & he is sensitive to gluten. Bob’s Red Mill doesn’t seem to be a problem for him, so maybe it’s the same for you. Good luck on you’re gluten free journey! We are on & off with the gluten free but it’s nice to see Costco has a large selection of gluten free items. Thanks for commenting!

      1. RE gluten free oats, I did some research and it turns out oats are originally gluten free but can get contaminated with gluten during: harvest, cutting in the same machines where other grains are processed/cut, packaging. I would think these would have minimal amount of gluten, if any. So you are right about your gluten intolerant friend having no issues with this.

        1. Good to know. Thanks for the information. Were you able to get that information off their website?

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