I'm really trying to post more recipes on here, but it's hard you guys. I don't know a TON about websites or photography and both are pretty crucial if you're sharing recipes. I try my best! We recently got a new camera, which I think will help but between 2 jobs and other obligations I am finding it hard to set up "shoots" that look professional. I promise I will keep trying!
Today I made oatmeal in the Instant Pot and it turned out well! Oatmeal is generally higher points than I like for breakfast so I am trying to keep my lunch lower in exchange. I generally like to use more points at dinner, but to each his own. I digress. I liked using the IP for this because it makes a lot at once and you just toss everything in. You don't have to keep watch on a stovetop or constantly stir anything, either. I actually literally forgot about it and almost burned the bottom to be honest with you, but it turned out fine. If you don't have an IP yet, this is the
one I have and I love it! It's super easy to use and clean and you can put the lid and the pot into the dishwasher! ----->
This recipe is quick and easily adaptable. You can include nuts, nut butter, honey, various fruits, seeds, spices, etc. Just remember if you're on WW to enter all of your specific ingredients into the recipe builder because different brands have different point values. For extra nutrients, I added Vital Proteins collagen peptides! They help with skin, hair and nail health and I really see a difference when I am using it regularly. I like adding it into hot things like tea or this oatmeal. It doesn't have a taste either!
Servings: 5 servings of 1 cup
WW SP: 6 per serving (not including almonds or other toppings)
2.5 cups old fashioned oats unprepared
2 cups water
2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of salt
2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
2 tbsp slivered almonds (optional)
2 packets Stevia (optional)
Fruit (I forgot to include in photo, I used frozen blueberries)
1) Add all ingredients to the IP and stir
2) Manually set IP to pressure cook for 3 minutes
3) Allow time for IP to reach pressure and then timer will start for 3 minutes
4) Once cooking is done, let the pressure release naturally (don't do anything) for 15 minutes, keep an eye on it to make sure the display doesn't start reading BURN
5) Safely open valve and release leftover pressure
6) Remove lid and distribute into servings
7) Add whichever toppings you desire
*This should be kept in the fridge in an air-tight container for between 3-5 days. Microwave in the morning, add extra liquid if needed. These are the containers that I use myself!
Enjoy! Don't forget to reach out to me on Instagram and Facebook and let me know what you think!