Ignore the bedhead, eat the steel-cut oatmeal

Steel-Cut Oatmeal with RaisinsWhether she’s stuffing a box of crayons in her onesie or blowing raspberries at the cat, our daughter knows how to keep things interesting.

But let’s be honest, this isn’t unique to Chipper Daughter.  Little kids are busy exploring a world that’s brand new to them, pushing boundaries and expanding their minds, and making their parents dance in the process. So it’s easy to forget things like, say, a pot full of oatmeal on the stove. If I’m not burning it, it’s bubbling up over the stovetop and spreading its gooey goodness into every nook and cranny. Not exactly how I want to spend my weekend mornings, cleaning up oatmeal.

Pressure cookers fix that.

And an electric pressure cooker?  Even better.  It just shuts off when it’s done.  Bing bang bam.  I can merrily be coloring with my daughter, no fears of an imminent starch explosion in my kitchen.

And, of course, the best part is she loves it.

Chipper Daughter eating oatmealThat, friends, is a happy baby.  A baby with a serious case of bedhead, but a happy baby all the same.

Pressure Cooker Steel-Cut Oats
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Don't substitute rolled oats. I am sure there are plenty of rolled oat pressure cooker recipes out there; this isn't one of them. If you're dairy free, go ahead and sub in your favorite non-dairy milk, but be aware that the lower fat you go, the less silky your oats will be. A well-shaken can of coconut milk will probably impart the same creamy mouthfeel, but I haven't tested it, so proceed at your own risk. You could probably get away with halving this recipe, but I wouldn't go further than that.
Servings Prep Time
4 5
Cook Time Passive Time
15 10
Servings Prep Time
4 5
Cook Time Passive Time
15 10
Pressure Cooker Steel-Cut Oats
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Don't substitute rolled oats. I am sure there are plenty of rolled oat pressure cooker recipes out there; this isn't one of them. If you're dairy free, go ahead and sub in your favorite non-dairy milk, but be aware that the lower fat you go, the less silky your oats will be. A well-shaken can of coconut milk will probably impart the same creamy mouthfeel, but I haven't tested it, so proceed at your own risk. You could probably get away with halving this recipe, but I wouldn't go further than that.
Servings Prep Time
4 5
Cook Time Passive Time
15 10
Servings Prep Time
4 5
Cook Time Passive Time
15 10
Ingredients
For the Oatmeal
Garnishes (For Serving)
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Pour all the oatmeal ingredients into your pressure cooker, stir, bring it up to pressure, and then maintain for 10 minutes (if you are using an InstantPot or similar electric pressure cooker, set it to run 10 minutes on Manual). Take it off the stove (or turn off the pressure cooker completely), and let the pressure release "naturally", about 10 minutes. Open up and give it a good stir.
  2. Serve with optional garnishes (sugar, butter, milk).
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