This Creamy Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal is a delicious spin on traditional oatmeal. Make this quick and easy pressure cooker oatmeal in your Electric Pressure Cooker any day of the week.
I’ll be the first to admit that Breakfast in the morning is not always easy. But using the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker for oatmeal saves the day most mornings. I can make all kinds of breakfast without standing in front of a stove stirring, tossing, and flipping anything.
Why Make Oatmeal In The Pressure Cooker?
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Making oatmeal in the Pressure Cooker is pretty much hands off. Traditionally, oats on the stove requires stirring and careful watching. In all honesty, the majority of the time I made oats on the stove, they burned. I get distracted easily.
With the pressure cooker method, I just put everything in my handy dandy steamer insert, stir once, set the timer, walk away and put on my make-up, come back and breakfast is ready.
What Kinds Of Oats To Use In Pressure Cooker Oatmeal?
I use Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats to make my oats in the Pressure Cooker. I believe a lot of people like steel cut oats. I’ve had them once and I wasn’t the biggest fan. Old Fashioned is what I use to get that creamy oatmeal…plus, it’s cheaper. Win win!
Using The Steamer Insert To Make Pressure Cooker Oatmeal
I purchased this steamer insert with the intention of making baby food. I quickly realized it was the perfect vessel to make this pumpkin pressure cooker oatmeal.
It works by creating a vessel around your oatmeal and liquids so it cooks but keeps the steam inside, resulting in perfectly cooked oatmeal.
Check out my handy video for this Pumpkin Pie Pressure Cooker Oatmeal to see how I use it.
You could use a large pyrex glass dish (7cup) if you don’t have the steamer basket (I’ve used both) but I find the steamer basket an additional accessory that’s totally worth the investment. It’s much easier to place in the pressure cooker and get out of the pressure cooker.
Now For My Super Top Secret Way To Get The Instant Pot To Come To Pressure Quickly…
So here it is…I add a cup of water (as the recipe indicates) in the Instant Pot and press the sauté button. While the water is heating up, I prepare my oatmeal in the steamer basket as indicated. By the time I’m done with that, my water in the IP is already boiling. I cancel the the sauté mode and continue along with the recipe.
Generally it takes my Instant Pot about 10 minutes to come to pressure. With this top secret tip (it’s really not that top secret, I’m sure a ton of people do this) it takes about 5 minutes because the water has gotten a head start on getting warm.
If you’re going to do this method, just make sure your water doesn’t boil for a long. You don’t want that 1 cup of water to evaporate.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you’ve made it, liked it or loved, please consider leaving a comment below and sharing
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