Steel cut Irish oatmeal made in an Instant Pot – couldn’t be easier
Irish oatmeal is made from oats that are specifically grown in Ireland and has a unique texture that is slightly thicker than traditional rolled oats. It is made from steel-cut oats, meaning the oats are cut along their length rather than being rolled flat like regular oats. This allows the oats to keep their shape and texture, providing a heartier, chewier texture and nuttier flavor. It is especially nutritious because the oats are unprocessed and still contain their natural oils and fiber. Irish oatmeal is known for its nutty flavor, as well as its nutritional content. It has a low glycemic index and is high in fiber, iron, magnesium, protein and other essential vitamins and minerals. This makes it a great choice for breakfast or for adding to recipes for a healthy boost of energy. It’s also a great choice for those looking to lower their cholesterol levels and control blood sugar levels.
MAKING IRISH OATMEAL IN THE INSTANT POT
Irish oatmeal makes a perfect breakfast staple, and it’s easy to store in the pantry, so we always have some on hand. The only problem is that it takes a long time to cook. But we have found a great solution to this. We make a batch once a week in the Instant Pot as part of our Meal Prep. Then we have oatmeal the rest of the week that is already cooked and just needs to be reheated.
Making it in the Instant Pot is even easier than on the stove. You don’t have to watch it, or stir it. It’s done in forty minutes. We use an Instant Pot Ultra, that has a special porridge setting. The recipe on the container calls for four cups of water for each one cup of oats, but since we are cooking under pressure, we only use three cups of water for each cup of oats. Also, we don’t add salt until it is cooked so we can taste while adding the salt and it also seems creamier if we cook it without salt.
Also, making it in an Instant Pot is easier, and a great way to use less energy. This creates great oatmeal, allowing us to eat less meat, and also saves money.
There are lots of health benefits to eating oatmeal, which is great, but we also just like the taste. To make it even healthier, we serve it with almond milk, nuts, fresh fruit depending on the season, and other things like ground flax or chia seeds. It doesn’t get much healthier than that.
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