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Instant Pot Apple Raisin Oatmeal

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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.

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Instant Pot Blueberry Oatmeal

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I’m sorry I haven’t posted since January. Without going into too much details, I went through a time of extensive dental work and a lot of pain accompanied the many procedures. But I’m starting to feel better and wanted to share this new, healthy recipe I worked on during my hiatus. It is a delicious (and healthy), family friendly, low fat, low calorie and anti-inflammatory breakfast. My toddler son loves it as much as we do! It’s not super sweet (which my family prefers) so feel free to add more maple syrup.

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Instant Pot Blueberry Oatmeal Steps
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This is one of two quick and easy Instant Pot oatmeal recipes that I prepare in the mornings. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare and then I let it cook while I go get ready for the day. 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. You can also use Steel Cut Oats but you will want to slightly increase cooking time.

Combine all of the ingredients, except the blueberries, in the baking dish. Add two cups of hot water to the bottom of the Instant Pot (hot water from the tap is fine- will allow 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. Add the blueberries and stir. It may look a little soupy but this is normal. It will firm up as it cools (usually within 3-5 minutes).

Instant Pot Blueberry Oatmeal

Instant Pot Blueberry Oatmeal

This is a kid-friendly and easy breakfast oatmeal. It is healthy, low fat, low calorie, and anti-inflammatory. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Natural Release15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Anti-inflammatory, Blueberry, Healthy, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Oatmeal
Servings: 4
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Food Tracking Momma

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup blueberries

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients except blueberries 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, add the blueberries and stir the oatmeal. It will thicken as it cools (usually less than 5 minutes)

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Instant Pot Ham Balls

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I previously posted my Grandma’s recipe for Ham Balls with Sweet and Sour Sauce. Oh, I wish she was here so I could share this new preparation of her recipe! My Grandma would wait one hour for the traditional recipe to cook in the oven. But now, with the beauty of the Instant Pot, I am happy to share with you a new 10-minute cook time for ham balls!

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As with all of my recipes, the nutritional information for this dish is listed just below the recipe. A serving of 5 Instant Pot Ham Balls comes in at 359 calories and 14.7 grams of fat. If you are on a low-sodium diet, let me say “I’m sorry.” This is pretty high in sodium.

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Instant Pot Ham Balls- Steps (Recipe below steps)

One of the first challenges when making this recipe is finding ground ham. You have a couple of options. First, if you live near a grocery store that sells ground ham, then it will be easy. For me, it’s difficult to find ground ham. So the second option is to ask your grocery store to grind some ham for you. The final option is to use a food grinder or a food processor to chop the ham to mimic a ground ham. For this recipe, I had my meat department grind the ham for me. Also, I crushed up Ritz crackers (about 10 of them) in a sandwich bag.

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Combine the first five ingredients in a large mixing bowl. To shape them into meatballs, I used a large cookie scoop. This step took me about 20 minutes. Set the uncooked ham balls aside.

In the Instant Pot (or whatever electric pressure cooker you use), add the remaining four ingredients. Whisk together to combine. The mustard wasn’t fully mixed for me but it cooked up just fine. Don’t worry about it.

Add the uncooked meatballs (it’s OK if some don’t get down in the sauce).

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Close the lid and set the valve to seal. Pressure cook (manual) for 10 minutes. When finished, go ahead and do a quick release. Gently stir or re-position the ham balls so all of them get glazed.

Instant Pot Ham Balls Recipe

Instant Pot Ham Balls

Instant pot ham balls with sweet and sour sauce
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ham Balls, Instant Pot
Servings: 7
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Food Tracking Momma

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds smoked ham (ground)
  • 3/4 cup cracker crumbs
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup (10 3/4 oz)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Combine the first 5 ingredients and shape into ham balls. Set aside.
  • Add the remaining 4 ingredients into the Instant Pot and whisk to combine. 
  • Add the ham balls and secure the lid. Turn pressure valve to seal and set to pressure cook (manual) for 10 minutes. When finished, do a quick release and carefully stir to coat all of the ham balls in the glaze.
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I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you make it, please let me know by leaving me a comment and a rating!

Thanks, Andrea- The Food Tracking Momma

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Instant Pot Chili con Carne

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I can’t even count the number of blog posts I have read that start with, “I love my Instant Pot.” Not being one to go with the crowd, I think I’ll say, “I really love my Instant Pot!” I received it in June and I have used it no less than 3-4 times per week. It is an essential tool in my house. This is why I am happy to share with you my Instant Pot Chili con Carne. Please note this recipe can be made in a slow cooker by sauteing the meat and veggies in a skillet, adding all to the slow cooker and then cooking on Low for 5 hours. If you don’t own an Instant Pot, I highly recommend you get one.  Continue reading “Instant Pot Chili con Carne”