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Yesterday I posted a new, healthy, breakfast recipe for the Instant Pot. If you missed it, check out Instant Pot Blueberry Oatmeal. I have two favorite oatmeal recipes I make in the mornings and this post is featuring the second, Apple Raisin Oatmeal. It is a delicious (and healthy), family friendly, low fat, low calorie and anti-inflammatory breakfast.
My toddler son eats a cup of this oatmeal in the morning! Yes, he’s a big eater. Like many of my recipes, it’s not super sweet (which my family prefers) so feel free to add more maple syrup. Also my family prefers the taste of cinnamon, but if it’s too strong for you, just lessen it to 1/2 a teaspoon.
I was asked if you can make this on the stove instead of in an Instant Pot. Yes, that method works fine (but it’s more work standing at the stove). Mother’s Day is coming… time to hint for that electronic pressure cooker!
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Instant Pot Apple Raisin Oatmeal Steps
(Recipe below steps)
I love using my Instant Pot for oatmeal in the morning because it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and then I don’t have to touch it again until the Natural Release time is finished. Almost a ‘set it and forget it’ type of breakfast. You will need a baking dish that fits inside of your Instant Pot. If you don’t have one, I recommend this one. I use Old Fashioned Oats for this recipe but you can also use Steel Cut Oats (you will want to slightly increase cooking time).
Combine all of the ingredients in the baking dish. Note, shred the apple just before adding it to the dish because the shredded apples oxidize quickly . You can use a box grater or I use the shredder blade on my mandoline. Add two cups of hot water to the bottom of the Instant Pot (hot water from the tap is fine- this allows the pressure cooker to come to pressure more quickly) and then place the dish with the oatmeal on the trivet and lower both into the Instant Pot.
Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook (or Manual) for 10 minutes and then let it naturally release for 15 minutes. Release any remaining pressure and remove the trivet and oatmeal. Stir (check out my favorite cooking utensils) the oatmeal (it may look a little soupy but this is normal. It will firm up as it cools (usually within 3-5 minutes)).
Instant Pot Apple Raisin Oatmeal
Instant Pot Apple Raisin Oatmeal
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 2 apples (peeled and shredded)
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Combine all ingredients in a dish that fits inside the Instant Pot.
- Add 2 cups of hot water to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add the trivet and the dish of oatmeal.
- Pressure cook for 10 minutes. Let natural release for 15 minutes. Lift the trivet out and stir the oatmeal. It will thicken as it cools (usually less than 5 minutes)