Steel Cut Oat Porridge


A comfort to your entire digestive system and a healthy way to start your day. I usually make enough for the week because my mornings are so busy with milking chores I don‘t have time to prepare breakfast every day.


  • Steel cut oats
  • Buttermilk, whey, or any enriched edible liquid such as sprout water or kombucha
  • Cinnamon
  • Raisins
  • Fruit
  • Kefir

This is the best breakfast on earth!!!

This porridge is soaked overnight. Soaking grains helps break down the outer coating of the grain and makes them more digestible. When you soak them in buttermilk or whey you are also fermenting them, and that adds nutritional quality to the start of your day. If you don’t have a cow, or access to buttermilk and whey, you can soak them in kombucha, sprout water, or any edible enriched liquid you enjoy. This meal is the glory of my day!!!

Soak 1 part steel cut oats to 3-5 parts buttermilk, whey, or water (try this out in different ratios, depending on the final result you want. If you like it very soft, increase the liquid. Mix the liquids too if you like.) As you make butter, you will have buttermilk remaining. This is a beautiful food that will increase in acidity as it sits in your frig after you have made butter. The more acid the better I say! So don’t worry about it putrifying, it never will if you are using raw milk. Soak your oats in this lovely rich food for 12-24 hours before cooking.

Add cinnamon if you like it, raisons, or any other dried fruit, and cook it very slowly on low heat in a nice big cast iron or stainless steel pot
Stir frequently so you don’t burn the bottom of the pot.
Let the porridge rest after you have finished cooking for an hour or so to form a nice thick oatty crust. Yum!!

Topping your oat porridge with fresh apple sauce from your fall canning, or blueberries from
your frozen stash you picked last July, (or fresh of course), and kefir. Ready to enjoy!!

porridge2This is a good time of the day to take your cod liver oil. Wash it down with Oat Porridge!

Each morning I share my porridge with my farmcollie pups! Keeps them in tip top shape for herding and protecting our Dexter cattle.