Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Cranberries and Almonds
By :The Ultimate Instant Pot CB for Two by Janet Zimmerman
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Nutty, creamy steel-cut oats get an extra kick from tangy cranberries and toasted nuts in this easy recipe. If you’re rushed in the morning, make this the night before and refrigerate it, then reheat and top with the nuts for a warm, filling breakfast.
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Breakfast
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Cranberries, Oats, Sugar, Vanilla
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped almonds
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Breakfast
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Cranberries, Oats, Sugar, Vanilla
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped almonds
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Select Sauté and adjust to Medium heat. Add the butter to the inner pot. When the butter has melted and stopped foaming, add the oats and stir to coat with the butter. Continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the oats have a nutty aroma.
  2. Add the salt, sugar, water, milk, vanilla, and cranberries. Stir to combine.
  3. Lock the lid into place. Select Pressure Cook or Manual, and adjust the pressure to High and the time to 10 minutes. After cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
  4. Unlock the lid. Spoon the oatmeal into two bowls and top with the almonds. Adjust to your taste, adding extra milk or sugar if you like.Double It: Oatmeal is a great recipe for doubling, since the leftovers keep well for a couple of days in the refrigerator. Double all the ingredients and increase the salt to ¼ teaspoon. Cook time remains the same.
Recipe Notes

Make It Dairy-Free: Use a neutral vegetable oil or coconut oil to toast the oats, and replace the whole milk with a plant-based milk or more water.

6 replies
  1. RagLady
    RagLady says:

    This was really delicious. I made this in fbe evening and warmed it up for breakfast. Used oat milk didn’t sweetened when cooking but a little drizzle of maple syrup is so yummy.

  2. Julia
    Julia says:

    I just bought Istant Pot and tried to cook it. It burned right after I set it to high pressure cooking. What did I do wrong? Are there any hints to prevent it from burning?

  3. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Julia,

    The starch in oatmeal can cause this.

    Make sure to cook more than one cup- this ensures there is the minimum amount of liquid needed to pressurize.

    Using nonstick spray will make sure the starches do not stick to the inner pot and set off the potential burn sensor.

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