If you are going to soak your oats, place the oats in a bowl and pour 2 cups of water over them, leaving them to soak on the counter overnight. (This removes an anti-growth hormone called phytic acid, making the nutrients in the oats more accessible to your body.)
In the morning, strip the nettle leaves from their stocks carefully so as not to get stung, and chop them finely until you have 1-2 cups packed. (Start with 1 cup packed if you’re hesitant about this!)
If you soaked the oats, add 1 cup of water to the pot. If you did not, add 2 cups of water. Add the salt and bring to to a simmer. Then add the nettles, simmering for a minute or two until they wilt.
Add the (soaked) oats and water to the pot, stirring well to combine, and bring it all back to a simmer, cooking until the oats are the texture you like them. It might be anywhere from 3-10 minutes. Add more water as needed if the pot gets dry and you’d like the oats to soften up more.
Serve warm with butter, coconut oil, or flax oil, berries, and nuts of your choice. On a warm morning, serve cold with a drizzle of flax oil and toppings.