Savory Porridge with Butternut Squash and Apples

Savory porridge is comfort food at its best – especially when it’s topped with earthy Butternut Squash, fall apples and seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Soak your oats the night before for a quick and filling breakfast or dinner! The recipe makes two servings – but if you plan to eat oats during the week, double or even triple the oat recipe. Once you’ve soaked them overnight, place them in the refrigerator to enjoy all week!

Savory Porridge with Butternut Squash and Apples
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 cups hot, cooked steel cut oats
  • 1 cup butternut squash cut into ¾ inch dice
  • 1 honeycrisp or gala apple, cut into ¾ inch dice
  • ¼ cup red onion, cut into ¼ inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon apple pie spice OR ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg and ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoons chopped and toasted pecans
How To Make
  1. In a medium skillet, heat the 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the butternut squash and cook for 5 – 6 minutes until the squash begins to color.
  3. Add the onions and apples and sauté for another 2 – 3 minutes or until the apples are tender and the onions are golden brown.
  4. Sprinkle the apple pie spice and the salt over the butternut squash mixture.
  5. Stir to combine for 1 minute.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons water and cook, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  7. Stir in the flaxseed to the oats and divide them between 2 bowls.
  8. Divide the butternut squash mixture between the two bowls.
  9. Sprinkle with the toasted pecans and serve.

  10. Prepare the oats:
  11. Overnight method: In a medium saucepan bring 2 cups of water to boil with ½ teaspoon salt. Add the oats and stir for 1 minute.
  12. Remove pan from the heat and cool. Cover and let sit overnight.
  13. If making without pre soaking after adding the oats in the step above, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently for 20 – 30 minutes until the oats are tender and the mixture is thick.
Savory Porridge with Butternut Squash and Apples Recipe

Savory Porridge with Butternut Squash and Apples Recipe

Savory Porridge with Butternut Squash and Apples Recipe