Is Oatmeal Healthy?
Hello there my friend! I hope you like oatmeal because I have this Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe ready for you today! I know oatmeal is one of those foods you either love or hate; fortunately for me, I absolutely love a good bowl of oatmeal. Growing up my Granny always ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and mashed banana in it for breakfast. I thought it was the grossest thing I had ever seen until I got older and my mom started making oatmeal for breakfast in the winter. Mom put heavy whipping cream, sugar, and peanut butter in her steel cut oats and it was the best breakfast I had ever tasted! So let’s address the question that has been a subject of debate down through the years, “Is oatmeal healthy?”
While I’m no doctor, I have did my research and found that according to what I’ve read, oats are among some of the healthiest grains you can consume. In fact, since discovering I have a gluten allergy, it’s one of the only grains I am still able to consume since oats are gluten-free. Turns out, Granny was always right – eating oats can promote a healthy heart! Since heart problems run on my Granny’s side of the family, I try to eat oats from time to time to keep the ole’ ticker going strong. To read more about the health benefits of oatmeal, click HERE.
Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe for Steel Cut and Rolled Oats
If you have an Instant Pot, chances are that you’ve either made oats in it before or wanted to. Instant Pot Oatmeal is the first thing I made in my shiny new Instant Pot. Since learning to make Oats in my Instant Pot, I can’t eat them any other way. The Instant Pot just has a way of making them so tender and creamy. This Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe is for two, so we will start out with 1 cup of oats. You can use rolled oats or steel cut oats, but don’t use quick oats!
Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe Using Rolled Old Fashioned Oats
Now that your oats are in the Instant Pot, add two cups of water. If you want more than two servings of oatmeal, double the recipe equally. For four servings use 2 cup of oats and 4 cups of water, and so on.
Pressure Cooker Oatmeal Recipe
Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the steam release valve to the sealing position. We’re going to use the “manual” pressure cooking setting for this recipe rather than any of the pre-set features.
Breakfast Oats in One Minute in the Instant Pot
Select “manual” “high pressure” for one minute, and then let the Instant Pot do the work. If you’re making four servings, cook for 2 minutes. Yes, it really is that simple – and fast!
Safety Tips for Quick Releasing the Pressure in an Instant Pot
Once the Instant Pot beeps, letting you know that the cooking cycle is complete, quick release the pressure. You can quick release the pressure by moving the steam release valve from the sealing position to the venting position. Please do this very carefully! The steam that will be released is extremely hot and will burn your fingers immediately. I use the long handle of a spatula or ladle to move the steam release valve so that my hand and fingers aren’t in the way of the hot steam.
The Best Oatmeal Toppings
Now that the oatmeal is ready to eat, add a pinch of ground pink Himalayan salt and stir well. Serve your Instant Pot Oatmeal in some small bowls and top with your favorite oatmeal toppings. I love using Wild Friends peanut butter on my oatmeal along with a drizzle of local honey, a dash of cinnamon, and some fresh blackberries. It might seem like an odd combination, but it is truly fantastic! Heavy whipping cream, fresh peaches, strawberries, or blueberries are also delicious in oatmeal. A small amount of Ghee or butter melted into the warm oats brings a flavorful touch as well.
Is Oatmeal Gluten Free?
One of the questions I’ve heard asked the most (and have asked myself) in regards to oatmeal is the gluten content. Since going gluten free two months ago, I have struggled at times to find food that doesn’t contain gluten. Although oats are gluten free, you should look for a “Certified Gluten Free” label on the packaging if you have a severe gluten allergy. Unless the oatmeal you purchase contains the certified label, they might have been packaged near a gluten-containing food, making them dangerous for those with Celiac Disease. Well friend, I hope you have enjoyed your time in my kitchen today, as short as it was. You know I specialize in fast and easy recipes but a one minute recipe pretty much takes the cake! Stay warm wherever you are and enjoy a bowl of hearty Instant Pot Oatmeal for breakfast today!
Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe
Delicious and hearty Oatmeal, made in the Instant Pot in only one minute. Can be customized for the whole family!
- 1 cup steel cut or rolled oats
- 2 cups water
- 1 pinch ground pink Himalayan salt
- 1 tsp peanut butter any kind
- 1 tsp almond butter
- 1 tsp cashew butter
- 1 tsp chocolate syrup
- sliced strawberries
- fresh sliced peaches
- sliced bananas
- 1 dash ground cinnamon
- 1 dash ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp local raw, organic honey
- 1/2 tsp amber agave nectar
- 1/2 tsp organic maple syrup
- 1 tbsp coconut cream
- 1 tbsp almond or cashew milk
- 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 tbsp ghee or butter
Place the oats and water in an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker and lock the lid in place.
Set the steam release valve to the sealing position and select "manual" "high pressure" for 1 minute.
Once the cooking time is complete, quick-release the pressure by moving the steam release valve to the venting position, using a long handled spatula or ladle to protect your hand and fingers from the steam.
Add a pinch of salt, stir well, and serve the oatmeal with desired toppings. Enjoy!
Calories and nutritional information have been calculated using rolled oats and 1 teaspoon of Wild Friends Cinnamon Raisin peanut butter, 1/2 teaspoon raw honey, and 3 blackberries as the topping (per serving).
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