Healthy Steel Cut Oats Porridge

Healthy Steel Cut Oats Porridge with Chia Seeds

Steel cut oats are less processed than rolled and instant oats. My motto is to try to eat minimally processed food and to choose the option closest to the way it is found in nature. Oat groats are even less processed. Check out my oat groats porridge recipe here
Oats contain a lot of phytic acids which inhibit the absorption of essential minerals, particularly zinc, iron and calcium. Therefore, please remember to soak the oats as described in the article on soaking nuts, grains and legumes, which you can find here.
This healthy steel cut oats porridge is a low-calorie breakfast which will keep you going all morning. It's a great way to kick start your day.
This recipe tops the healthy steel cut oats porridge with mixed berries and kefir but you can mix it up and add whatever fruit you like and substitute Greek yogurt for kefir if wish.
Prep Time15 mins
Soaking Time8 hrs 20 mins
Total Time8 hrs 35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Healthy
Keyword: Gluten-Free
Servings: 4
Calories: 357kcal


  • 2 cups organic steel cut oats
  • 2 cups filtered water for soaking
  • 1 cup milk or nut milk
  • 1 cups filtered water for cooking
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/4 cup organic chia seeds soaked in 1/2 cup filtered water for 20 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey
  • 1 cup frozen organic berries
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup organic sultanas, raisins or currants
  • 1 cup kefir mixed with 1 tablespoon honey


  • Cover oats in warm filtered water. Add 1 teaspoon whey, kefir or apple cider vinegar. Soak oats overnight or up to 24hours. See post on soaking grains here
  • In the morning strain and rinse well
  • Bring steel cut oats to boil in milk or nut milk and water, cinnamon, cardamom and ground cloves with a pinch of salt. 
    Making Steel Cut Oats
  • Turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered or until the water has evaporated.  
  • Add coconut and chia. Lets oats cool. Add flaxseed
  • Layer oats on the bottom of a jar, layer honeyed kefir, mixed berries of your choice and drizzle with molasses


serves 4
Healthy Steel cut oats nutritional information