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Apple Recipes for Your Instant Pot

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This apple cinnamon oatmeal is my go-to comfort breakfast. The sweet apples and warm cinnamon blend perfectly with the creamy oats. It's like a cozy hug in a bowl!

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I'm eager to share my morning secret - a hearty bowl of apple cinnamon oatmeal. Warm, aromatic, this simple, yet flavorful delight is both healthy and satisfying. Not your average oats, this recipe blends the sweetness of apples, a hint of cinnamon, and a dash of brown sugar. Can you taste it already? Let's start cooking!

Ingredients for This Delightful Oatmeal Recipe

  • Steel-cut oats: Hearty texture and nutty flavor add substance to the oatmeal, ensuring a satisfying and filling breakfast experience.
  • Water: Essential for cooking the oats and creating the right consistency for the oatmeal, ensuring it's not too thick or thin.
  • Milk: Adds creaminess and richness to the oatmeal, enhancing the overall flavor and making it more indulgent and satisfying.
  • Apples: Bring natural sweetness and a fruity flavor to the oatmeal, complementing the cinnamon and adding a refreshing twist.
  • Cinnamon: Infuses warm, cozy notes into the oatmeal, creating a comforting and familiar taste that pairs perfectly with the sweet apples.
  • Brown sugar: Provides a touch of sweetness that balances the tartness of the apples and enhances the overall flavor profile of the oatmeal.

Essential Tools for Making Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking time and ensures even cooking of the oatmeal and apples.
  • Stirring spoon: Essential for combining all ingredients and preventing sticking or burning during cooking.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions:

  1. In the Instant Pot, combine oats, water, milk, apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt.
  2. Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 10 minutes.
  3. Once done, allow natural pressure release for 5 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure.
  4. Stir the oatmeal well before serving.
  5. Serve hot with additional toppings like nuts or maple syrup if desired.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 280 kcal | Carbohydrates: 52 g | Protein: 8 g | Total Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 10 mg | Sodium: 80 mg | Dietary Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 20 g | Calcium: 150 mg | Potassium: 300 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 50 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Tips for Making Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the oatmeal as directed and let it cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • When ready to eat, reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop with a splash of milk.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the oatmeal to cool completely.
  • Portion into individual servings in freezer-safe containers.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating in the microwave or on the stovetop.

One interesting fact about this apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe is that you can add a splash of apple cider vinegar to enhance the apple flavor without making it too sweet. It adds a subtle tanginess that complements the sweetness of the apples and cinnamon beautifully.

Common Questions About This Oatmeal Recipe

FAQ:
Can I use old-fashioned oats instead of steel-cut oats?
Yes, you can substitute old-fashioned oats for steel-cut oats, but the texture may be different.
Can I use a different type of milk, like almond or soy milk?
Absolutely, feel free to use any type of milk you prefer in this recipe.
How can I make this recipe vegan?
To make this recipe vegan, simply use a plant-based milk such as almond, soy, or oat milk.
Can I add other fruits to this oatmeal?
Of course! You can customize this oatmeal by adding fruits like berries, bananas, or peaches.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
Yes, you can make a batch of this oatmeal ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Just reheat it with a splash of milk before serving.

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