Danish Oatmeal Porridge (Havregrød)

Oatmeal isn’t just beloved by the Scots. Soften this oatmeal overnight for an easy and nourishing breakfast.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 8 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1⁄2 cup milk
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. butter


  • In a medium saucepan over high heat, add water, cinnamon stick, and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in the oats, and turn off the heat. Cover saucepan and let it rest on the stovetop overnight.
  • In the morning, stir the milk into the oats and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes, or until the oats are cooked through. Remove cinnamon stick.
  • Spoon into 4 bowls and top each with 1⁄2 teaspoon of butter and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon.