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Food 52’s Healthiest: Overnight Miso Porridge

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Every Tuesday, we scan Food52′s delectable menu of recipes for the healthiest picks they’ve got—bringing you seasonal, scrumptious fare that’s also really good for you.

Food 52This week, warm up at breakfast with this Overnight Miso Porridge before heading out into the arctic freeze that is New York right now. Heart-healthy oatmeal can lower your cholesterol and includes a healthy serving of fiber; miso comes with vitamin B12 and healthy trace minerals like zinc, manganese, and copper. Plus, you can always cut the butter.

Overnight Miso Porridge

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Serves 2

1/2 cup steel cut oats
2 cups water
1-2 tablespoon sweet white miso paste
1-2 tablespoon honey
1-2 tablespoon butter
1 handful toasted walnuts, chopped

1. In a medium saucepan, combine the oats and the water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, then turn off the heat and cover the pot.

2. When they are cool enough to hold your finger in the pot for 10 seconds, spoon 1/4 cup of oats into a small bowl. Add the miso to the bowl and stir well to combine. Pour the miso-oat mixture back into the saucepan and stir to combine. Leave overnight.

3. In the morning, heat the oats gently until steaming but not boiling. Stir in honey, butter, and walnuts before serving.

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