Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
I could eat oatmeal every morning and be the happiest morning person in the world… as long as there’s coffee – don’t forget the coffee.
There are so many benefits of oatmeal. “This whole-grain powerhouse has been packing serious nutrition and hearty flavor into breakfast for generations. It’s one of the few comfort foods that are as good for you as they are just plain good… [with a] proven ability to curb bad LDL Cholesterol” — I couldn’t agree more WebMD!
A healthy breakfast can help you eat better thought the day. “Oatmeal contains fiber which stays in the stomach longer and helps you feel fuller, longer” [healthyeating.org].
However, “some packets of instant oatmeal are…loaded with sugar… and high in sodium” [WebMD].
I have eaten plenty of packets of instant oatmeal in my younger days – but in these, well, older days I prefer to make it myself.
Oatmeal in the pressure cooker is not only delicious, but it is SO EASY! Anything that can make a sometimes hectic week day morning EASIER, I am all about. Thanks, Instant Pot!
This recipe can be adapted for any pressure cooker, although I use an Instant Pot (which I am OBSESSED with – LOVE it).
1 cup oatmeal (rolled oats)
2 1/4 cups water
1 apple, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes (any apple is fine, I used Fuji)
1 1/4 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt
0-3 T. brown sugar (depends on your sweetness preference. I actually skip the sugar altogether and garnish with a swirl of pure maple syrup or honey when served)
Optional toppings: Walnuts, pecans, almonds, maple syrup, honey, butter, coconut oil, fresh fruit, etc!
[Super Simple] Directions
Add all ingredients to pressure cooker and stir.