Steel Cut Oats Milk Porridge

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This recipe involves the use of the whole grain oats that have been cut and hence the name. This bowl of breakfast does not contain any sugars and is still very hearty, satisfying and healthy. It has a very chewy, nutty texture which is accentuated by the addition of nuts and seeds.


  • 1 serving spoon of steel cut oats
  • Milk
  • Water – approx. double the amount of oats
  • 5 Soaked almonds – cut into pieces
  • 1 walnut – broken into pieces
  • 1 Fig – cut into pieces with a knife/scissor
  • 5-7 pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp honey – optional


  1. In a pressure cooker boil the steel cut oats in water. Give it a whistle.
  2. Once done, add the milk and bring it to a boil.
  3. Then let it simmer on low flame for 5 minutes.
  4. Take it off the heat once it becomes a uniform consistency.
  5. When still hot, add the walnuts, almonds, fig and pumpkin seeds.
  6. The fig provides the sweetness but in case one wants it sweeter, they can add honey to the porridge.
  7. Serve hot.


  • The complexity of the carbohydrates in steel cut oats is maximum in comparison to other cereals. Due to this there is a minimum spike in the blood sugar levels after consuming them. Therefore, they are truly beneficial for diabetics.
  • Steel cut oats are a good source of protein.

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