Tuesday, January 24, 2017

PressureCooker Instantpot Oatmeal for one, just regular ole' oatmeal, not steel cut or overnight, just breakfast, or lunch, or dinner!

I really like oatmeal, I don't care for steel cut oats and their dramatic cooking requirements.  Ok, it's not that dramatic but I don't have it in me to prepare the night before for breakfast.  I buy the cheap "regular" oats, not the quick cooking or instant, it's the "Old Fashioned Oats, cooks in 5 minutes" version.

I wanted to make a single bowl of oatmeal, I didn't want to cook for a crowd or prep ahead or make any for freezing, I just wanted breakfast.  I am going to share with you the single bowl version of oatmeal cookery in the Instant Pot although I do know it works the same in all the electric pressure cookers.



2 cups water
1/2 cup oats (oatmeal)
1 cup water
pinch of salt
topping of your choice; it's light brown sugar around these parts that melts in and makes the prerequisite brown sugar puddles that makes oatmeal the king of breakfasts. OR well actually if you pour golden syrup on it, that always fixes anything that ails you so pick what you like!


Put 2 cups of water in the liner of the instant pot and put the trivet in there

Combine the oatmeal, 1 cup of water and pinch of salt in a bowl, any microwave safe bowl, I use my Ikea 365 bowls, the're deep and I just like them.

Put the bowl on the trivet, hit MANUAL PRESSURE and HIGH PRESSURE FOR 10 MINUTES.

Quick release, reach in there with a towel and stir and add your toppings and THERE you go, perfect every.single.time.


Mix the water, oatmeal and salt, stir

Be sure its on 'seal' and set manual, high pressure, 10 minutes.  When it BEEPS, turn it off and quick release, oooooh, it looks like oatmeal!

Remove from pot, stir and top with whatever makes you happy...

There you go, pressure cooker oatmeal for one! in the same bowl, perfect.  I love anything that doesn't include pre planning, prep or sharing! HAHAHA  

OH and yeah, it sure does take longer than just cooking it BUT I can pop it in, walk away and have a coffee, deal with dogs, chickens, start my book, have a bonbon or just do NOTHING while it cooks, this isn't about time, this is about convenience and in the morning, I need all the convenience I can get.


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