Instant Pot Power House Oats is a delicious, naturally sweetened dish that’ll kick start your day with a boost. Using the miracle IP gadget makes for a no fuss breakfast you can put together in a flash. Like me, it’ll be your favorite go to when you need plenty of energy for a productive day.
Hi folks, Connie here with a new recipe. So happy to get back to you fine foodies. I’ve been playing with this one for a while and have it perfected to my liking. (And I’m one of the pickiest eaters you’ll ever know, so ya know it’s gotta be delicious) And now, I’m bringing it to your breakfast table. This little ditty is fantastic. You can switch it up and add your favorite flavors because it’s so versatile. I mean, come on… it’s oatmeal.
So what makes it any different than regular ol’ oats? Ah, so glad you asked. It ain’t got nothin’ artificial and it ain’t loaded with sugar. Is it bland? Heck no! Honey, we’ve got honey. Oh, and a mashed up ripe banana. Ah ha! See? That’s the trick. A nanner. As bananas ripen, they get sweeter naturally. So when you mash one up (you know you’ve got bananas laying around, crying to be eaten all the time) and you throw it in the mix while you’re cooking your oats, it saves you calories and keeps you from eating processed sugar (E-gads, processed foods are the WORST for you and for your first meal of the day). I gotcher back, man.
I’m using rolled oats here. You can do the steel cut oats and soak them over night but the amount of water you need gets kinda tricky there for the pressure cooker. (for a great recipe on those, take a look at my friend, Barbara Sheiving’s recipe here —> Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats.)
The cooking part of the oats only takes 3 minutes on the manual setting and you’ll use a natural release, which in my 6 quart IP only takes about 6 minutes. You’ll only be cooking the oats, the banana, coconut oil (or butter) and water. The rest of the ingredients go in after your oats are cooled. And yes, it will seem like your oats are watery when you first remove the lid. Not to worry, they’ll thicken as they cool.
After the oats are cooled, you’ll add honey or maple syrup (if that floats yer boat or you’re one of my vegan friends) and top with fruit of your choice.
I like to add a teaspoon of bee pollen to my oats (and salads) for an extra boost of protien and nutrition. By the way, bee pollen is one of the most complete foods you can eat. Check out my post for more info on that here —> Apples, Honey, Cinnamon and Bee Pollen
Precaution about bee pollen, please note:
* If you have pollen allergies, bee pollen can cause a serious allergic reaction. So if you’re allergic to bees then please do not eat bee pollen. Reactions can include shortness of breath, hives, swelling, and anaphylaxis.
* Bee pollen is not safe for pregnant women. A woman should also avoid using bee pollen if she is breastfeeding.
* Bee pollen may cause increased bleeding if taken with certain blood thinners. Check with your doctor before taking bee pollen if you take any medications.
I hope you’ll give this one a try and let me know how you made it delicious with your favorite flavors. I’d love to hear from you. Make it a great day and as always, keep it delicious! Till next time ~ much love, Connie
Instant Pot Power House Oats
- 1 small ripe banana mashed
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon bee pollen
- 1/2 cup fresh berries of choice
- Place the banana, oats, water and coconut oil into the pot of the pressure cooker.
- Place the lid on the unit and turn to locked position.
- Turn the steam release valve to sealing.
- Press the manual button and adjust the time for 3 minutes.
- Once the unit has finished cooking, allow the pressure cooker to naturally release the steam.
- After the steam has finished releasing (about 6 minutes) remove the lid and stir the oatmeal.
- Allow the oatmeal to cool and thicken. (about 10 minutes)
- Add the honey and stir.
- Serve in bowls and top with bee pollen and fresh berries of your choice.
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