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Perfect Oatmeal Porridge For Breakfast - Stove Top Oatmeal

Best, perfect way to make oats porridge on stove top. You can enjoy the delicious oats porridge/oatmeal porridge as its own or add your own favorite topping be it fruit, nuts, dried fruits, seeds etc and use your favorite sweeteners. Oats porridge makes a quick, easy and healthy option for breakfast for adults and kids which you can even make in advance if you wish.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword how to cook oats on stove top, oatmeal porridge, oats porridge
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 186kcal


  • 1.5 cups oatmeal (I used old fashioned steel cut oatmeal)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar adjust as needed
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • chilled milk as needed, optional

Few Recommendations For Toppings (optional)

  • chopped apples as needed
  • raisins, chopped nuts, cut strawberries, bananas etc as needed


  • Add the oatmeal, water and milk to a medium sized saucepan.
  • Also add the sugar and cinnamon powder and mix well.
  • Heat the contents and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally to avoid the mixture burning at the bottom of the pan.
    As the mixture gets heated and is nearing to boiling, you will need to stir more frequently. This will take around 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Once the mixture starts boiling, reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 3 minutes or until the oats is cooked and soft.
    Make sure to keep stirring or the oatmeal porridge may burn at the bottom of the pan.
  • Once the porridge is cooked, allow it to cool down a bit and if needed, you can add a little more chilled milk if its more thick for your preference (adding chilled milk will help with cooling down the oatmeal fast and also reduces the chances of thickening it further).
    Delicious oatmeal is ready to serve, you can serve the oatmeal warm with your favorite toppings for best results!



The porridge will thicken as it cools down, so you may add more milk as needed if you prefer a more thin consistency.
If you use quick cooking oats instead of steel cut oats, you can follow the same method preparation, but the cooking time will reduce so just monitor while you cook the oats and you can stop the cooking once the oats is cooked.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 334IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 1mg