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 really like steel-oatmeal and I like it even more since I have started cooking with my Instant Pot®. It is fast, requires very little effort, and I won't burn it because I got distracted by something in another room. Oatmeal is a blank canvas for so many delicious flavor combinations. I kept this oatmeal vegan by using almond milk, but substitute dairy or water, if that is what you prefer. I also used a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, because that is what I had on hand. If you have pumpkin pie spice, just substitute that in an equal amount to the spices in the recipe. Finally, I use a little maple syrup in the recipe. You can omit it and sweeten to taste later. This recipe serves 8, which is probably more than the average family needs. I make extra and then store it in the fridge. I can just reheat a bowl for an easy and healthy breakfast.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Steel-Cut Oatmeal
2 cups steel-cut oatmeal
2 cups almond milk
1 1/3 cups water
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup maple syrup
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients in the Instant Pot®, stirring to combine.
2. Set Instant Pot® to porridge for 10 minutes, making sure the valve is in the sealing position. When finished allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick pressure release by switching the valve to venting.
3. Stir thoroughly to combine. Serve with favorite oatmeal toppings and add-ins like butter, almond milk, and additional sweetener.
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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