Instant pot Pumpkin pie oatmeal with steel cut oats – A perfect fall breakfast

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But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

Say Hello to the fall with my Instant Pot Pumpkin Steel cut Oatmeal recipe!

Have pumpkin pie for breakfast with this healthy Instant pot steal cut oatmeal recipe with a step-by-step recipe and video.

It is hearty, filling, healthy, and perfect for Fall breakfast with a hint of Pumpkin Pie Spice, pumpkin puree, and topped with some nuts.

Notes, pro-tips, and fast FAQs
Be sure to buy Steel cut Oats with no added sugars, flavorings, or preservatives if your purpose in eating Oatmeal is to be healthy.
The steel cut oats will look watery when you first open the lid. Give it a few fast stirs with a spatula to combine and thicken the steel cut oats.
You can double or triple the recipe by using the same Oats: liquid Ratio without changing the cooking time. But do not fill your pressure cooker more than halfway full with steel cut oats, as it is a foamy food.

Are Steel cut Oats Healthier than Other Oats?
Though Steel cut Oats are the least processed, the differences in nutrition are less.
The only major difference is Steel cut Oats is lower on the Glycemic Index (a measurement of the rise in blood sugar) than other oats varieties.

What is the liquid to steel cut oats ratio?
I prefer a 1:3 (steel cut oats: liquid) ratio and that’s what the Instant pot cooking chart recommends.

What is the cooking time for instant pot steel cut oats?
Cook for 5 minutes if you prefer al dente oatmeal or 10 minutes if you love softer oatmeal. I love creamy yet chewy texture so I go in for 10 minutes.

What other topping I can add?
Plain oatmeal – If you don’t want to use pumpkin in your oatmeal, skip the pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree.
Nut Butter. Stir a tablespoon of your favorite nut butter love Peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter.
Seeds for some extra nutrition – hemp hearts, flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas, etc.
Apple – chop 1 or 2 apples into small pieces, and stir them into the Instant Pot before cooking.
Fresh berries – Top your oats with your favorite fresh berries. Blueberry and strawberry are two of our favorites.

How to store?
Instant pot oatmeal keeps well, which makes it great for meal prep! You can store cooled pumpkin oatmeal in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Never tried freezing them so no thought.
Before you heat leftover oatmeal, you’ll want to add a splash of water or milk to make up for the loss of moisture during storage. Microwave it until warm.

do give this recipe a try. A bowl of this warm and cozy Instant Pot oatmeal will assist begin your day on a great note, especially during cold mornings! You can easily make it ahead of time and reheat the next day!

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