Basic Maine Grains Oatmeal Porridge

For hearty flavorful oatmeal~ served sweet with maple syrup, butter and/or cream~ or savory, with herbs, a poached egg, and steamed greens!


1 part Maine Grains Rolled or Cracked Oats. Cracked Oats are like steel cut and make a more full-bodied oatmeal porridge
2 parts Water Add more water for a thinner oatmeal if desired


  1. Cook over medium-high heat until the liquid boils. (Stir occasionally to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot.)
  2. Once it boils, turn heat down to low and cover for 15 minutes. Cracked oats, which cook much like steel cut oats, may take a few minutes longer. For a thinner porridge, add more water. For a softer texture, or quicker cook time, you can soak the oats overnight and cook in the morning.


For cooking in a microwave, use the same ratio of 1 part oats to 2 parts water, and cook in a microwave safe bowl on high for 1-2 minutes, to desired tenderness.

A customer who raves about our Rolled Oats uses the microwave method and adds raisins – claiming they keep the oatmeal from boiling over!

Serve with your favorite toppings like butter, maple syrup, a pinch of salt, nuts, fresh fruit, cream or milk~ however you desire. Our oats have a naturally creamy texture, and fresh sweet flavor cooked just in water, but substituting milk for water is also an option.