Saturday, October 20, 2018

Instant Pot Oatmeal That Tastes Like Apple Pie
Vegan and Gluten Free

This yummy oatmeal takes little effort in your Instant Pot.

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Gluten-Free Cool Weather Breakfast
When the temperature drops, my desire for cold smoothies wanes and I want a nice warm breakfast. I actually prefer eating a more lunch-like meal in the morning, such as a sweet potato and greens or a quinoa bowl. But when we are in a hurry and want something soothing, we turn to oatmeal. 

This is one of our favorite ways to make Instant Pot oatmeal - especially in the fall when we still have a refrigerator packed with apples from our Fuji apple tree. And it's pretty perfect for our dairy and gluten-free diet.

For seasoning, we use Penzeys Apple Pie Spice mix, which is a blend of China cassia cinnamon, Korintje cassia cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, and cloves, but you can just use whatever cinnamon you have with a pinch of nutmeg (and if you have ground mace and cloves, you can put a tiny bit of that in too.)

We use this blend in muffins, crisps, on French toast, and more.

Oatmeal is naturally gluten free but often the oats are contaminated during transportation or in the processing plant. For most people who may be somewhat gluten sensitive, it might be ok to just buy regular rolled oats. But if you are highly sensitive to gluten, or have Celiac disease, you should buy certified gluten free oats. We buy Bob'a Redmill Organic Gluten Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

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Instant Pot Oatmeal with Fresh Apples and Cinnamon Spice
Vegan, Gluten and Dairy Free
[makes 4 servings]

1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
3 3/4 cups water
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon Pensey's apple pie spice
1 packet stevia
2 cups roughly chopped, peeled apples
1/4 teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients in the Instant Pot and stir to mix.
Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed. Press "Manual" and set for 4 minutes at high pressure. When done, press "Off" and let the pressure release naturally.

Remove the lid carefully, stir well and serve.

After the pressure comes down, it will look like this.
Stir well before serving.

Per serving: 141 calories, 2 g total fat, 34 mg omega-3 and 685 mg omega-6 fatty acids, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g cholesterol, 4 g protein, 28 g carbohydrates, 4 g dietary fiber and 147 mg sodium. 

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