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Classic Creamy Steel-Cut Oats

20 min



10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

This is a classic breakfast staple. A hearty and warm porridge that feels so comforting in the morning.



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  • ⅔ cup (107 g)
    steel-cut oats, soaked overnight, rinsed, drained*
  • 2 cups (480 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk**
  • ½ tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp
    pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp (7 g)
    ground flaxseeds
  • 1
    banana, sliced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)


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  1. In a medium pot, add the drained oats, plant milk, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat further, if needed, to maintain a simmer and to avoid burning.
  3. After 8 minutes, add the ground flaxseeds, banana, and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. When the oats are cooked through, it’s done! Add more milk if a thinner consistency is preferred, or cook for another couple of minutes to thicken.
  5. Add toppings and enjoy!


  • * When we have time, we like to soak our steel-cut oats beforehand to help decrease the cooking time and to help increase nutrient absorption. Soaking, though, is not necessary for this recipe; if using unsoaked oats, double the cooking time and add about 30% more milk. Learn more about the benefits of soaking in our PUL article.
  • ** Nutrition tip: aim to use plant-based milk that is fortified with calcium.


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat leftovers on the stove or in the microwave. If possible, add the banana fresh the next morning.

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