Oat Porridge Recipe

Oat Porridge

Donna Griffith


  • 1 cup  steel-cut oats
  • 2 tablespoons  oat bran
  • 2 tablespoons  chia seeds*
  • 1 tablespoon  cracked flaxseed
  • dates, chopped roughly
  • prunes, chopped roughly
  • 1/4 teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon  ground clove
  • 1/8 teaspoon  ground ginger
  •  Pinch of  sea salt
  •   Low-fat milk or milk replacement, for serving

It's no secret that I love oats. I also love the holiday season! There is something about cuddling up indoors with loved ones that makes me feel so cozy inside. I make this dish throughout the year and it always reminds me of those special celebrations.

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Place all of the ingredients except for the milk in a medium-sized saucepan with 3 cups water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally. Cook for 10 minutes for a chewier texture and 12 minutes for a softer texture.

Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 3 minutes. Serve hot with low-fat kefir, low-fat milk, or milk replacement, such as soy, rice, or almond milk.


*Note: Chia seeds can be found in health food stores or online.

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