Oat Porridge is a healthy, delicious breakfast that's great for all ages. This homemade porridge is fragrant with warm, comforting notes of maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon — the most perfect way to heat up on cold winter mornings. It's creamy. It's rich. It's just plain cozy.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups milk, dairy or non-dairy
- 2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup (or honey) (optional, to sweeten)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional, for serving)
- In a medium saucepan, add oats, milk, water, honey, salt, and vanilla. Stir well and heat over medium heat.
- Bring mixture to a simmer, and continue to for 5 minutes, stirring often.
- Divide into serving bowls and serve with your favorite toppings such as a sprinkle of cinnamon on top and chopped walnuts.
How to store: Once the oat porridge has cooled to room temperature, transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to 6 days.
How to reheat: You can reheat leftover porridge in the microwave or on the stove. To reheat in the microwave, place the oatmeal in a microwave-safe dish and heat on high for 1-2 minutes until warm. You can reheat in a saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat until warm, stirring occasionally. You may need to add a splash of water if the oatmeal has thickend too much when stored in the fridge.
How to freeze: Spoon leftover oatmeal porridge into a freezer bag and freeze flat. When you’re ready to reheat it, thaw overnight in the fridge or use a warm water bath to release the oatmeal from the bag. I recommend freezing in portions for easy reheating just the amount that you want.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
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