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Steel Cut Oats Porridge with Cinnamon and Apples

Adity Kaushal
This porridge recipe is a quick and easy, healthy and vegetarian breakfast. It is dairy-free and refined-sugar free, filled with dietary fibre and complex carbs. Enjoy this nourishing warm breakfast porridge especially during Winter
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine vegan, vegetarian
Servings 2 people


  • Sauce pan


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 medium apple grated
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup Non-dairy mylk of choice e.g. Almond, Oat
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp mixed seeds of choice Sunflower, pumpkin, sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or sweetener of choice optional
  • 1 tsp Nut butter of choice optional


The Night Before

  • Soak the steel cut oats in water for app. 8 hours

The Next Morning

  • Rinse the soaked steel cut oats under running water
  • In a deep sauce pan, combine the soaked steel cut oats, water, cinnamon powder and grated apple. Cook on a medium flame for 20 min and keep stirring occasionally.
  • Keep adding additional water in the sauce pan and keep stirring to ensure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan and is thoroughly cooked. The steel cut oats should be chewy and soft once cooked.
  • Once cooked, add chia seeds and oat milk or almond milk (as per choice) in te sauce pan. Wait for a few minutes until the chia seeds start to soak up the additional liquid. Give it a good stir.  
  • Once the chia seeds have soaked in the extra liquid, put toppings of choice i.e. mixed seeds, nut butter, slices of fresh apple and serve
Keyword apples, cinnamon scrolls, dairy-free, Oat Milk, refined sugar-free, steel cut oats