Magically Delicious, Quick & Easy Steel-Cut Oats

Porridge/oatmeal has always been a staple for my family and I. Though I recently upped my porridge game with steel-cut oats and lentils.

My oatmeal journey began when I was a kid. As a kid, I was always like UGH. I remember my pop making the best oatmeal ever and even then I would load it up with Brown sugar. Spoonfuls of brown sugar. And there was never any texture.

I do not make oatmeal anymore. I make porridge (an oatmeal like meal that is made with more than oats!). I find it has more texture and is a fantastic high protien breakfast, naturally.

One that is easy to meal prep and eat no matter how much time you have! I used to add protein powder to my porridge/oatmeal but it made it …. interesting now instead I have come up with a much better solution.

This is my combination of steel-cut oats (less processed and delicious) and lentils (HELLO superfood!).

This porridge is super easy and is a set-and-forget porridge! Made in the instapot so it is impossible to mess up!


  • 1.5 cups steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 cup lentils (I use brown or red).
  • 2.5 to 3 cups water (I used 3 normally).
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 to 5 tbsps maple syrup!

**As a proud Canadian porridge/oatmeal is not a proper breakfast without maple syrup!


Everything goes into the insta pot and is stirred up then sealed in. I press my porridge setting on the instapot but if you don’t have an automatic setting it needs to go on for 20 minutes then vent slowly!

Once the time goes I vent the instapot and take the lid off. There is always a bit of water left on top but it should be thick.

Next, I portion it out into 5 jars, seal it up and have it in my fridge for breakfast for the week!

The next day I heat it up with a half cup of non-dairy milk, and top it with fresh fruit, walnuts and chocolate chips!

This porridge is DELICIOUS and super high protein-like 12 grams a portion and with toppings, it tops out at 20! It also gives me a daily dose of lentils!

Lentils are amazing because they are high fibre, high protein and have been shown to help keep your digestive system clear (thank you fibre!) – which helps prevent colon cancer – and no one wants that!

They also help lower cholesterol.

As I am on a high protein vegan diet this recipe is CRUCIAL!

Jess eating her steel cut lentil oats with bananas, walnuts and maple syrup
Breakfast if my favourite meal!

Also as an added bonus I ALWAYS top mine with 2 tbsps. of walnuts for 2 reason, the first would be the crunch – they add a lovely texture and 2 for the omegas!

Approximate Nutrition Information

Calories: 327. Cabrohydrates: 60 grams. Fat: 5 grams. Protein: 12 grams Iron: 20%

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If you are looking for other ways to up your oats game check out my high protein overnight oats or my apple-baked oats!

PS my family gives this recipe a ten!

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