You may have noticed my love of my Instant Pot lately? I’ve found a new way to use it to make breakfast even more fun and stress-free. I was sent some Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats for this months Stonyfield Yogurt campaign. Before this month I had never before cooked steel cut oats and really wasn’t sure how they were different from regular “quick oats.” They are essential the same oat, but processed a little differently. Quick oats have been steamed and pressed to make them “quick” to cook. Steel cut oats are relatively unprocessed, but can take a lot longer to cook.
With an Instant Pot you can prepare a single serving or a family-sized batch in only 10 minutes (20-30 including prep time and for natural release), as compared to 7-8 hours in a slow cooker. You won’t have to watch the pot or stir anything once you have it started.
If you want to learn more about Instant Pots you may want to read, What is an Instant Pot and Why Do I Need One.
Directions for cooking steel cut oats in an Instant Pot:
- Start by coating your Instant Pot with coconut oil or butter to prevent the oats from sticking.
- Add oats and liquid (juice, water, or milk) directly to the instant pot. You’ll want a 1/3 ratio of oats to liquid for a nice thick creamy textured oatmeal. I used apple juice for our liquid and it came out with a nice sweet taste.
- Set the porridge option to 10 minutes and close the lid.
- Allow the pressure to release naturally (unless you’re too impatient like me).
- Add your favorite toppings and enjoy.
I served my oatmeal with 1/2 cup oatmeal and 1/2 cup of Stonyfield Grassfed Yogurt, topped with some fresh peaches and maple syrup. The yogurt gave it a nice smooth creamy texture which softened the rougher texture of the steel cut oatmeal. I have fallen in love with the smooth and sweet taste of the grassfed yogurt and prefer it over the thicker greek yogurt (which has been a family favorite for a long time).
What makes grassfed yogurt different? The cows are fed diets of 100% all natural grass instead of adding grains and other food to their diets giving the yogurt a richer and unique flavor. Here’s a picture of cows grazing on grass at one of the Stonyfield yogurt farms.
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