Gluten has become the enemy in many peoples diets. But, did you know that oats are actually naturally gluten free? They can belong in a healthy diet and help with cholesterol. As a soluble fiber, they stick to “bad” cholesterol and help remove it from the body. Oats also contain selenium, a trace mineral, that can reduce the rick of cancer. Read a more in depth description about oats here: Oats Information
This morning, I decided it was time to try out my InstaPot to make steel cut oats. I love steel cut for the texture mostly, as they aren’t that mushy consistency you can get from regular rolled oats. Although, rolled oats are best for overnight oats! I love to include toppings that add to that texture but also my health. Today is was chopped dates, coconut butter, chia seeds and coconut flakes.
For the InstaPot recipe; I used 3 cups of water and 1 cup of steel cut oats. I added a pinch of salt and tossed in on high pressure for 20 minutes. My machine has a porridge button which set the machine up for the same time as the recipe I looked up.
The result was a creamy and delightful texture. I let is sit on the counter for a few minutes to cool off, then ate 1/2 cup with my favorite toppings. I’ll store the rest in my fridge for my morning bowls for the next few days. You can also portion it out and freeze it in jars or bags. Lasts longer and you have a quick meal, just toss in micro till hot and top. You can always add extra creaminess with a dash of you favorite “milk”, I use coconut.
If you don’t have a pressure cooker, steel cut oats can take a little longer to cook on stove top. The recipe is the same and can be but into a pot on stove, bring to a boil, then simmer until water is absorbed. This can take anywhere from 20-30 minutes.
Enjoy! Let me know what you top your oats with in the comments!
I’m always looking for new ways and love to hear your ideas.