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Steel Cut Oat Porridge

Updated: May 23, 2022

Oats are low GI (Glycemic Index), stabilise blood sugar and keep you feeling full for longer. Steel cut oats are the least refined option as they are the closest to their original grain form.

Steel cut oats are made by cutting whole oat groats into pieces using a steel blade. This makes them thicker and require a longer cooking time but it's worth the wait! Make up a big batch and store in small containers or jars in the fridge for a quick 'grab and go' breakfast.

Steel Cut Oat Porridge (SERVES 2)


  • 1 cup organic steel cut oats (rinsed or soaked overnight to increase digestibility)

  • 2 1/2 cups milk of choice, I love almond milk

  • 2 tablespoons rice malt syrup or rapadura sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 tablespoon slippery elm powder (optional)

To serve

  • ½ cup berries or 1 grated apple

  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or tahini


  1. Add oats, milk, salt, cinnamon, rice malt syrup and slippery elm powder into a saucepan.

  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes until porridge thickens, stirring throughout.

  3. To serve, stir through nut butter and top with berries.


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