Steel Cut Oats Poridge

Steel cut oats porridge

Friends, you have been asking me for warm and quick recipes with oats. So here it is. This recipe will come handy on a busy day. My family loves this warm breakfast on a cold morning.

I like steel cut oats nutty, chewy texture but they take more time to cook than rolled oats. Nutritional benefits are same in steel cut oats as rolled oats, but they vary in cook time and texture.

I include wheat germ, wheat bran and Flax seed powder in  any of my hot cereal breakfast to make it more nutritious. Wheat germ is a part of the wheat kernel and is rich in Vitamin E, Folic acid, Vitamin B, protein and dietary fiber.

Wheat bran is a outer layer of wheat grain, which is removed in the process of making  white flour. It is very rich in dietary fiber.

Servings: 2


  1. Steel cut oats – 1/2 Cup
  2. Milk – 1 Cup
  3. Fruits – Fresh or Frozen 1 Cup ( Banana, Berries, Pears)
  4. Honey – 1 Tbsp
  5. Water –  2 Cups
  6. Wheat Bran – 2 Tbsp (Optional)
  7. Wheat Germ – 2 Tbsp (Optional)
  8. Ground Flax seeds – 2 Tbsp (Optional)
  9. Dry Fruits & Nuts Chopped – 2 Tbsp ( Dried Cranberries, Walnuts, Almonds, Raisins) (Optional)


  • Heat a vessel on medium – high and  bring the water to boil.
  • Add oats, wheat bran, wheat germ and ground flax seeds, then turn heat to medium-low and cook until the water is absorbed. Switch off the heat and wait until it becomes warm.
  • Add warm milk, chopped fruits and nuts and  stir in honey.
  • Serve warm.

Steel cut oats porridge

Make – ahead Method:

  • If planning to prepare ahead for a busy week, do first 2 steps then refrigerate it in microwave safe bowl( probably to-go bowl too) until your busy morning begins.
  • Add milk and microwave it for 1 minute, combine with fruits, nuts and honey.
  • Enjoy this warm breakfast on the go.

2 Responses to Steel Cut Oats Poridge

  1. Neelima says:

    Swathi…This is really interesting!!! I want to try, can you please include where can we buy wheat

    bran, wheat germ and flaxseed powder? It might be a dumb question but you know me :)

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