Sunday, November 12, 2017

Steel Cut Oats In The Instant Pot

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I really like my Instant Pot. If you're in my Facebook Foodie Group, you probably know that I've been adventuring into a number of recipes over the months (Year! It's almost been a year.) that I have had it.

But, honestly? So far most of them have included apples.

I have spent some time living off of my Instant Pot Applesauce.

LIVING.

And I'm also a big fan of the steel cut oats in there.

They're so good.

So SO good.

Here's a step-by-step, all in one place, recipe for you.

Ingredients:


1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup almond milk (feel free to use your milk of choice)
2 cups water
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1-2 cinnamon sticks

Start with oats. 


Add in milk and water. 

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Add cinnamon and cinnamon sticks (sticks are optional, but I love the flavor they add). I have been using regular ground cinnamon, but I have some Vietnamese cinnamon I'd like to try at some point. I don't truly know the difference - but I'm up for exploring. You could also add a vanilla bean or 1/4 tsp vanilla extract if you'd like. 

This is also the point where I like to add in about a 1/2 cup raisins. I like my raisins to cook with the oatmeal, but you can always add them in after if you prefer. I also really like golden raisins in there - there's just something a little bit sweeter about them. 

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Cook on manual for 3 minutes. 

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Let the pressure release naturally and open up the Instant Pot when you complete a steam check and nothing's happening. After that give your oats a stir and see what you think. If you think they need to be cooked longer - based on your own preferences - cover them up and check again in about five minutes. If you think they're good to go, remove the cinnamon sticks and vanilla bean (if you used them) and your oatmeal is ready. 

Possible topping and addition options are:

brown sugar - if you like a little extra flavor or are very old school like me this is a must. I've also been considering giving coconut sugar a try. It's supposed to have wonderful flavor and be a bit better for you. 

nuts - pecans, walnuts, slivered almonds, whatever your favorites are!

dried fruit - same goes for the variety here, pretty much anything can work if you want it to - raisins and Craisins aren't the only dried fruit out there. Dried cherries are also really good in this.

honey or agave - if you use the brown sugar this might be a bit too much, but it can be a great replacement ingredient.

It's adaptable and you can make it pretty much however you like it.

And if you're the only one in your home eating this, you'll find yourself with breakfast for the week (give or take a day, depending on your serving size). Enjoy!

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4 comments:

  1. I have an insta pot that i got last black friday that i have NEVER opened! this might make me use it! I love steel cut oats. Thanks!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I keep seeing so many friends talking about how much they love their Instant Pot, but I'm just not sure I'm ready to make the investment. You might be twisting my arm a lot!

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  3. I need one, just to cheap to buy one

    denise

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