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AUTHENTIC IRISH Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Whiskey Butter ~ this whole grain porridge is the perfect fall and winter breakfast or brunch dish.


Serves 2 generously

Total time

0 minutes


  • 3½ cups water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • whiskey butter
  • 1 stick, 1/2 cup, unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste (or the seeds of 1/2 a vanilla bean, or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the salt, and take off the heat.
  2. Stir in the oats, and blend well. Cover and set aside for 6 hours, or overnight.
  3. In the morning, reheat the oatmeal with some cream or milk if you like. Stir until hot and thick.
  4. Serve with extra milk or cream, some brown sugar, and a pat of whiskey butter.
  5. To make the whiskey butter cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the whiskey and vanilla until everything is smoothly combined.
  6. Spoon the butter into a crock or cup and refrigerate until firm.

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