• Hannah Faith

Classic Steel Cut Morning Porridge

I am many things, but I am shamelessly an oatmeal addict.

One of my favorite go-to breakfasts over the last couple of years has been quick and easy oatmeal because well duh, the simplicity of it is beyond enticing but also because it is a bowl of creamy, chewy goodness that provides your body with the proper nutrients and fuel needed for a full and busy day that may or may not be waiting for you around the corner.

Most days it's my microwave, quick oats, a bowl, and some delicious plant milk that do breakfast sufficiently enough, but on days where time is more on my side, I like to ... slow down... and actually enjoy taking my time with creating a delicious and conscious effort filled breakfast.

Now if you like oats, you know that the variety can be a little intimidating. For this recipe, we will be using steel-cut oats because, given the proper time and patience, these oats make for a truly amazing bowl of oatmeal that can't be replicated with other kinds of oats. If time though is still the hiccup for you, not to worry, cook your oats, whichever kind they may be, as you please, and just add in the other ingredients from this recipe at the very end.

Just like people, no type of oat is better than the other, so hopefully, with these few additional ingredients, your morning bowl will become increasingly more delicious than it was, to begin with.

Classic Steel Cut Morning Porridge


  • 1 ½ Cup of Steel Cut Oats

  • 2 Cups of Plant Milk

  • 1 Cup of Water

  • 1 Banana (Optional)

  • 2 Tbsp of Agave/Maple Syrup

  • 1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract

  • 1 Tsp of Cinnamon

  • ¼ Tsp of Nutmeg

  • Shredded Coconut (Optional)

  • Fresh Berries (Optional)

  • Nuts & Seeds (Optional)


  1. In a medium-sized pot, bring your water and milk to a boil.

  2. Add in your oats and cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes until they become tender and thick.

  3. While your oats are cooking, in a small bowl, mash your banana then add in your sweetener of choice, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg stirring until it all comes together in a creamy mixture.

  4. Add to your oats, stir till fully combined then turn your heat to a simmer and cover for 10 minutes.

  5. To serve, top with fresh berries of choosing, shredded coconut, and any nuts or seeds you desire.

Serves 2 people.

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