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.
If you have never had steel-cut oatmeal, I highly recommend it. It is chewy, and slightly nutty. It requires much more attention and time than rolled oats on the stove, but if you are using your Instant Pot® it is easy to prepare and worth the extra wait. This recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Between this and the natural sweetness of the pears, I thought these oats were perfect. Feel free to adjust the sweetness to your taste. When finished, I topped the oatmeal with some diced pears, just to lend some additional texture. A sprinkling of walnuts or almonds would also be delicious.
Instant Pot® Spiced Pear Steel Cut Oatmeal
1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil
2 pears, peeled and diced (I used bartlett)
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup steel-cut oatmeal
1 3/4 cups water
1. Set Instant Pot® to saute. Melt the butter or coconut oil. Saute pears, spices, and maple syrup together for 3 minutes. Add in salt, vanilla, oatmeal, and water. Stir to combine.
2. Set the Instant Pot® to porridge. Adjust the time to 10 minutes. Lock the lid making sure the valve is in the sealing position. When finished, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 additional minutes before switching the valve to venting to release remaining pressure. Serve immediately with your favorite oatmeal toppings.
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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