Preparing oatmeal has never been easier to prepare, especially if you have a busy household or want to jump-start the week by prepping breakfast early! The Instant Pot has made many household dreams, come true.
SOOOO, oatmeal has been on my list of most hated food items, since kindergarten.
That first bite made a lasting impression and not a good one. It was not only bland but they served it every. single. day. Or at least, that’s what my kindergarten mind thought. I know for certain I was cool on my very first day of school, but that 2nd day, they served oatmeal and I was not happy about that at all. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Years later, the food industry got smart and started to manufacture “instant” products. The microwave was all the rage back then and a VCR and enjoying video games in your home! I’m really dating myself, and that’s perfectly okay! Anyway, I was asked to consider trying instant oatmeal. Just empty the contents of the packet in a bowl and add boiling, hot water. Not only was I slightly intrigued, but they had flavors too. What’s that? Maple and Brown Sugar? SIGN ME UP!!! I fell in love with oatmeal and couldn’t get enough, even though it was packed with sugar. That didn’t matter at that time because I burned almost all of those calories and the sugar too!!! Oh to be young with metabolism on overload!!!
Trying to keep the pace of having everything in life, in an instant, the Universe gives us….the Instant Pot! Since I am on a gut-saving mission, (that’s a whole other blog post…maybe) and I have a family, I need to manage my time and my diet and try to live in a healthy space. I tried steel cut oats in the Instant Pot and it only took about 10 minutes, once the pot was at full pressure. It totally frees you up to do other things and not restrict you to constant stirring. Now, if you don’t own an Instant Pot, you can absolutely choose 3-minute Steel Cut Oats by Quaker.
The toppings for your oatmeal, are endless. I used loose, apple cinnamon granola, fresh berries, hemp seeds and honey. Try something different. It’s really good and really satisfying.
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal
- 1 cup Steel Cut Oatmeal
- 1 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
- salt pinch
Place steel cut oatmeal, milk and salt into your Instant Pot and close. Turn the valve to Sealing.
Choose the pressure cook setting and press the button again so that it's on High. Using the +/- button, choose 10 minutes. It may take up to 10 minutes for full pressure to be reached. Once pressure is reached, the Instant Pot will start to count down from 10 until it's done.
Once it's done cooking, you can do a quick release and turn the valve to Venting or it can naturally release.
If there is liquid on the top of your steel cut oats, just give it a stir to combine it. The consistency will still be perfect.
Serve with desired toppings like granola, hemp seeds, fresh berries, honey or maple syrup.
Of course you do not have to use coconut or almond milk in this recipe. Lactaid or whole milk is fine as well. Whatever liquid you choose, even if it's water, make sure its 3 cups total.