Whisky Oats For The Best Weekend Breakfast

A few years ago if you had offered me oats for breakfast I would have said “no thank you”. But now, any winter morning is good for oats. Dave and I were watching a program on Glen Grant Distillery which is in Scotland, and the master distiller stated that whisky is a good drink after any meal, especially if that meal is breakfast. Shortly after that, we were on the Isle of Skye staying in a B&B. The owner offered us whisky oats for breakfast, and it was this bowl of oats that changed my mind from ‘no thank you’, to ‘yes please’. It took us, and by us, I mean Dave, quite some time to perfect the recipe for perfectly creamy, properly cooked whisky oats. The whisky is a vital part of this breakfast meal but if you have children you can leave the whisky out. We use a good quality single malt distilled here in the Western Cape. Whichever whisky you choose to use for your oats, make sure it is one you would drink!

Whisky Oats
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Recipe For Whisky Oats

This hearty breakfast will warm you up on a cold morning.
Recipe Category: Breakfast
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 65 g rolled oats
  • 250 mls water
  • 15 mls whisky
  • A generous pinch of salt
  • 20 g butter
  • Fresh fruit and honey to serve - optional


  • Place the oats and water into a saucepan
  • Leave to soak for one hour
  • Add the whisky, salt and butter
  • Over a high temperature heat and stir until the water has been completely absorbed
  • Serve immediately with fruit and honey


If you don't have time to leave the oats to soak, it will just take longer to cook them. Add some milk to the oats if you want when serving.


Serving: 2g

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Blog-checking lines:  For the March Daring Cooks’ challenge, Ruth  from Makey Cakey invited us to start the day with something filling, warm and nutritious. We got to experiment with different techniques and flavourings to create our own perfect personal porridge.

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41 thoughts on “Whisky Oats For The Best Weekend Breakfast

  1. Mmm, this sounds scrumptious, Tandy. 🙂 It reminds me of the Baileys Oats an Irish friend made me in Ireland. So perfect on a cold, rainy day. 🙂

  2. I usually eat eggs every single morning for breakfast but I think these whisky oats look like a great way to change things up. I actually really like anything with oats in it, I find it very filling! Hope your week is off to a great start!

  3. I love porridge and remember on takign Big Man to Scotland for the first time he was given porridge for breakfast with a little nip of scotch in a beautiful cup – I think they called it a friendship cup!

  4. Tandy this is a perfect breakfast for me- especially the whisky part- before I go to work! I also have to share it with some of my work mates- they will be delighted
    😀 People are gonna love me for this in the office 😀 xx

  5. I’ve never heard of whisky oats, but they look delicious! Love that you added some berries! YUM!

  6. Sounds good – Tandy – but not sure if they are enough to convert me! But prepared to give anything a go:)

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