Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

A creamy, "risotto"-like porridge made with Steel cut oats(sometimes called Irish or scotch oats). This keeps you going all morning long!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine Oats and Milk in a covered container and soak in fridge overnight.
  2. Bring oats and milk to a boil over medium high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer and add salt.
  4. Just before oatmeal reaches your desired consistency, stir in brown sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
  5. Remove from heat and pour into bowl and add more cinnamon and sugar, if necessary.


Most Helpful

I just found Scotch Oats at Costco and made this recipe! Really nice. I forgot to put in the cinnamon but it was really good, even without it! (I'll try to remember next time!) Thanks!

Maven in the Making October 31, 2009

Delicious. And very filling! After soaking overnight, I simmered it for about 15 mins. until it had a thick consistency. One tbsp sweetener is just enough (I used palm sugar), and a pat of butter on top finished it off. I had some fresh strawberries that I fogot to sprinkle on... darn it! It is VERY creamy so next time I'll use half water to soak it. Nice recipe!

Kathy228 June 07, 2009

I had steel cut oats in my cabinet but I'm not sure why. I decided to try this out and it is delicious! I used skim milk. It mentions cooking to desired consistency, but I didn't really know what I desired, so I just kept stirring until it looked like it wasn't going to reduce anymore. Not sure if I was supposed to, but I stirred continuously to prevent the milk from burning in the bottom of the nonstick. Thanks, I'll make this again!

mikey & ev August 11, 2007

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