oatmeal

Melissa Clark’s IP steel-cut oats

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more for serving
1 cup steel-cut oats
¼ cup dried currants or dried fruit
1 tablespoon maple syrup, plus more for serving
¼ teaspoon kosher salt Flaky sea salt, for serving (optional)

Using the sauté function, melt the butter in the pressure cooker. Then stir in the oats, currants, syrup, and salt; stir until the oats are toasted and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Stir in 3 ¼ cups water, cover, and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes; then release the remaining pressure manually. Serve with additional maple syrup, butter, and a sprinkling of flaky sea salt if desired.

4-6 servings

Clark, Melissa. Dinner in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot® (Kindle Locations 462-468). Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony. Kindle Edition.

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Recipe
1 cup steel cut oats
3 Instant Pot or 4 (slow cooker, stove-top) cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
After cooking:
2 tablespoons maple syrup or more to taste

Maple Apple Steel Cut Oats
1 cup steel cut oats
3 Instant Pot or 4 (slow cooker, stove-top) cups water
1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 large apple peeled and cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 teaspoons maple extract optional
After cooking:
2 tablespoons maple syrup or more to taste
1/3 cup chopped pecans

Spiced Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats
1 cup steel cut oats
3 Instant Pot or 4 (slow cooker, stove-top) cups water
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 apple peeled and grated with the fine part of a box grater
After cooking:
2 tablespoons maple syrup or more to sweeten
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds/pepitas optional

Blueberry Lemon Steel Cut Oats
1 cup steel cut oats
3 Instant Pot or 4 (slow cooker, stove-top) cups water
1 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
After cooking:
2 tablespoons maple syrup
zest from 1 lemon
1-2 cups blueberries
chia seeds

Peanut Butter Chocolate Steel Cut Oats
1 cup steel cut oats
3 Instant Pot or 4 (slow cooker, stove-top) cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
After cooking:
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1-2 cups berries fresh or frozen
chia seeds

Coconut Key Lime Steel Cut Oats
1 cup steel cut oats
3 Instant Pot or 4 (slow cooker, stove-top) cups water
1 teaspoon coconut extract
After cooking:
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon key lime zest
1-2 cups strawberries kiwis or pineapple
1/4 cup toasted coconut to garnish

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Steel Cut Oats
1 cup steel cut oats
3 Instant Pot or 4 (slow cooker, stove-top) cups water
1 cup applesauce optional
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
After cooking:
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 cup shredded zucchini drained of excess liquid
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Strawberry Vanilla Chai Steel Cut Oats
1 cup steel cut oats
3 Instant Pot or 4 (slow cooker, stove-top) cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon chai spice blend *see note
1 cup chopped strawberries
After cooking:
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1-2 cups chopped fresh strawberries

Instant Pot

  • Stir together the steel cut oats, water, and other ingredients listed.
  • Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes, followed by natural pressure release (aka: unplug your Instant Pot) for 10 minutes (or more if you are busy).
  • Remove lid and stir in the ingredients listed under ‘after cooking’.

Slow Cooker

  • Spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray or use a slow cooker liner. Stir together the steel cut oats, water, and other ingredients listed.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Stir in the ingredients listed ‘after cooking’.

Stove Top

  • Heat water in a medium pot until boiling.
  • Add the steel cut oats and other ingredients listed, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 25-35 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the ingredients listed ‘after cooking’.