Everybody knows that oatmeal is a healthy breakfast option, but do you know you can cook oatmeal in three different ways? To learn more, please keep reading this post and get ideas for making the perfect bowl of oatmeal.
Today, we will explain how to make steel-cut oats in the instant pot, but I want to preface that you can use any method for cooking oatmeal and any type of oats.
Three Different Ways to Cook Oatmeal
Here are the top 3 oatmeal that you can cook whenever you want.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
The first flavor is apple cinnamon oatmeal. Add about a cup of cooked steel-cut oats into a bowl, and add in about half of a chopped apple. Add some cinnamon, and then give it a quick stir until everything is combined. Once combined, you can move on to your toppings, just the rest of the chopped apple.
Next, add some chopped almonds, a nice pinch of cinnamon, and a drizzle of maple syrup to finish it off, and then you can dig in. It is a fantastic way to have your oatmeal in the winter and fall. It’s very cozy and warm, and you could also sautee the apples if you want. That would be delicious as well.
Lemon blueberry oatmeal
Our second recipe is lemon blueberry. Again, we will add about a cup of cooked steel-cut oats into our bowl. We’re going to add some lemon juice and some frozen blueberries. And some maple syrup and stir until it is all evenly combined, and your oats should turn purple. It’s very beautiful to look at. And then topping on this one, add on some more blueberries.
Add some lemon zest, which helps brighten up that flavor and gives it a nice extra zing, and some chopped almonds for a little crunch and texture. Next, you can add some almond milk to this one because it makes it super creamy and delicious. This lemon blueberry oatmeal is bright, it’s flavorful, it’s full of berries, and it’s perfect in the springtime and summer.
Classic peanut butter and banana oatmeal
Our third flavor is a classic one. It’s peanut butter and banana. So, to make it add about a cup of steel-cut oats into your bowl. Next, add half of the mashed banana and a tablespoon of peanut butter. After that, stir this all together until everything is smooth, creamy, and combined. Once it’s all mixed, it’s time for our toppings; we’ll keep it super simple. It’s just the rest of the banana, so you’ll use a whole banana in this recipe.
I like to slice it up. You could chop it or cut it in your way. Then we’ll finish it with a drizzle of peanut butter because the more peanut butter, the better. And I like to finish it off with something crunchy. It’s good with chopped peanuts, but you can use hemp and chia seeds. So I did a blend of chopped peanuts and chia seeds for this one, and then you can dig right in.
So, after making a traditional batch of oatmeal, any type of variety you like can use these flavor options to spice it up and make it a little bit more exciting.
It’s just something about a warm, cozy bowl of oatmeal in the morning that sets the day up nicely. It keeps you full until lunchtime, gives you lots of good carbs and nutrition, and is healthy for the whole family to enjoy. We hope you like this article and share how you flavor your oatmeal.