10 Oatmeal & Porridge Recipes to Get You Through Winter

updated May 2, 2019
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Looking for something to brighten a cold, dark morning? How about a bowl of oatmeal with brûléed bananas? Or slow cooker steel-cut oats made with buttermilk and apricots? DIY instant oatmeal you can blend up and keep in your office drawer for quick snacks? This is porridge at its best — rich, thick, hearty, and tailored to your own schedule. Read on for 10 hot porridge recipes to warm your winter mornings, plus tips for better oatmeal and hot cereal.

Sure, oatmeal and porridge sometimes have a bad rap when prepared poorly, but a really good bowl of steel-cut oats will quickly banish any memories of gruel. Take a look at all these recipes — some are chunky with roasted nuts or sweet with vanilla, while others are easy to make ahead in the slow cooker.

More Tips for Making Better Oatmeal & Porridge