Happy November! I love November. It is one of my favorite months. I love how quiet nature becomes in preparation for winter. I love brisk walks cuddled under sweaters, hats, and mittens. More than anything, I love the food. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. I roast root vegetables to go along side our hearty dinners. I make pies and crisps with apples. But pears? I tend to forget about them. Sure, I buy them and slice them up for snacks, but aside from that, not much more happens. They are under-appreciated in my house and more deserving of center stage. Today, my boys are off from school, so instead of a quick bowl of cereal, I decided to make something a bit more satisfying. I had several perfectly ripe pears and I knew combined with fall spices, maple syrup, and steel-cut oatmeal in theInstant Pot®, they would be delicious. Pears were certainly the star of this show.
I recently attempted an upside down cake in theInstant Pot®. Unfortunately, it was too wet, and while it tasted good, the end result was too messy to share. This led me to today's recipe. I wanted a dessert that would be a nice addition to a Mother's Day brunch. This blueberry coffee cake is perfect. Not too sweet, a hint of cinnamon, and loaded with juicy blueberries. This cake will not exactly be light and fluffy like an oven baked coffee cake, but it is fun (and delicious) experimenting with cakes in the Instant Pot®.
Today is the first day of spring break. Since we are not in a rush to head off to school, I had a bit more time to work on a cooking technique that I recently heard about. It is called the "pot-in-pot" method and it is used for cooking grains in the Instant Pot® pressure cooker. Instead of placing the grain (oats, rice, quinoa, etc.) directly in water in the Instant Pot®, you mix the grains with water in a bowl, place the bowl on a trivet, and then cook them that way. Most often this method is used to cook a grain WHILE you cook something else below it in the pressure cooker. I love this method, because it makes cleanup a breeze. If you like steel cut oats, give this method a try.
Do you know what happens when the calendar moves from August to September? It's officially all of the things PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON! I try not to be a crazy person. I haven't even gotten my first pumpkin spice latte from the pumpkin spice latte store and I haven't made a pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread. What prompted me to make Pumpkin Spice Steel-Cut Oats this morning? Honestly, I wasn't celebrating the start of Fall, because let's be real - I am not quite ready to let go of Summer. The truth is, I was out of a lot of food. I did have a box of almond milk, steel-cut oats, a can of pumpkin puree and three hungry kids. So ready or not, our house is embracing pumpkin spice season with this warm and hearty oatmeal.
I love Mother's Day. As both a mom and daughter, I love to spend time with both my mom and my children on this special day. We plant some beautiful flowers in the garden together and then enjoy a delicious meal, usually prepared by the moms. I plan to do some cooking in my Instant Pot® today, so I can head over tomorrow, relax, and let the boys do the rest of the work. Here are some ideas for breakfast/brunch, dinner and dessert that you could use to make your Mother's Day a little more special and delicious. If you are a mom, enjoy your special day (and send your significant other to my blog for some ideas).
MMM, instant peachy, creamy oatmeal. I enjoyed many bowls during my 80s childhood. I could make it myself, it had fruit and oatmeal -total healthfood, and finally, it was ready in about a minute. While my tastes and health knowledge have matured over the years, a creamy oatmeal filled with peaches still sounds tasty. Plus, I knew my kids would be thrilled to eat their oatmeal if it had peaches as an ingredient. I have been using my Instant Pot® to make various steel cut oat recipes, but there was a request for "regular" oatmeal. Since the Instant Pot® works just as well for rolled oats, that is what I used in this recipe.
Banana Bread Steel-cut Oatmeal is warm, comforting, and the flavors remind me of a freshly baked slice of banana bread. Cooking steel-cut oats in an Instant Pot® pressure cooker is an easy way to enjoy a hearty, whole-grain breakfast in minutes. There are so many flavor combinations and nutritious add-ins for your oatmeal, that you could enjoy oatmeal every day of the week in a different way. I make a big batch at least once a week, changing up the flavors depending on ingredients I have on hand. Banana Bread Steel-cut Oatmeal is always a favorite.
I love making potato breakfast hash. I love crispy potatoes and I definitely love intensely flavored sweet potatoes. This Instant Pot ® potato breakfast hash combines both for a deliciously satisfying and savory breakfast or brunch.
This is one of my favorite pressure cooker steel cut oat recipes. First of all, let me tell you why I love using my Instant Pot ® for steel cut oatmeal. Steel cut oats are whole oat groats that instead of being rolled are cut into pieces. They are a whole-grain, and have a nutty flavor and chewy texture. Typically, they are made on the stove top, but they require that you pay attention and take at least 25 minutes of simmering. In a pressure cooker, you add everything to the pot, and once it has reached temperature, you have PERFECT steel cut oatmeal in 10 minutes. You do not have to pay attention to it and it never burns (not that I would know anything about that).
Hi, I am Julie and welcome to Instantly Delicious. I am so glad you are here to share in my adventures with using an Instant Pot ® to make easy, nutritious, and Instantly Delicious food.
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