Looking for something more filling than a cold bowl of cereal, or heartier than frozen pastries for busy breakfasts? These Instant Pot Quick Oats with Apples, Walnuts, & Honey are a healthy, easily customizable way to start the day and make everyone happy, and in 5 minutes no less.
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So today’s already the 4th day of 2018’s AppleWeek, and we’ve truly seen some stunning dishes so far. It’s hard to believe, but the second half of the week is going to be just as yummy. Earlier this week, we decided to go with a new spin on a traditional dish and infused a white chicken chili with creamy white cheddar and sweet, savory roasted apples.
Today we’re using some delicious produce from Envy Apples to create a quick & easy, Fall-infused breakfast or brunch in your Instant Pot.
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Just off the top of my head, I can easily think of several reasons to make virtually anything in my Instant Pot:
- Convenience- it’s got 8 functions in one simple machine
- It’s fast- pressure cooking definitely gets the job done faster than more conventional methods (and with less dishes)
- Energy efficiency- it uses less power than the oven or stove top, and doesn’t heat up the house
- Results- the Instant Pot is reliable, and whenever I follow a recipe it delivers fool proof results
So it really was a no-brainer for getting it involved with breakfasts on busy mornings. I’m no morning person, neither are my people. I’m not fit to socialize until after that first cup of coffee soothes my grouchy soul. My kids? They’re not too peasant either until after they’ve had something to eat. While cereal’s good, I’d like them to eat something heartier, and healthier that will hold them over til lunch time without a ton of empty carbs.
Thank the good Lord for these Instant Pot Quick Oats with Apples, Walnuts, & Honey! They’ve saved more than one morning around our house. Before I’m done savoring my first cup of coffee, these are ready, on the table,ready for the kids pile on their favorite toppings, and dig in. It’s a win-win for all of us.
Whether you call them quick oats, or oatmeal, they’re a long-standing breakfast staple. Making them in a pressure cooker, makes them magical in the expedience.
Our Instant Pot Quick Oats with Apples, Walnuts, & Honey is the creamiest oatmeal I’ve every had, without any of those from the packet preservatives or artificial flavors.
Topped with your favorite fresh fruit & crunchy nuts, a little drizzle of honey gives this healthy, fiber filled breakfast a sweet finish to fuel your morning.
Other Apple Recipes You Might Also Enjoy:
- Roasted Apple & White Cheddar Soup
- Sausage, Apple, & Herb Sheet Pan Supper
- Apple Butter Cupcakes with Cinnamon Apple Cream Cheese Frosting
- Spinach, White Cheddar, & Apple Salad with Berries, Nuts, & a Honey-Cider Vinaigrette
You can use whatever apples you, and your family prefer, but I highly suggest Envy Apples. You can’t go wrong with them. First cultivated in Australia, they’re a delicious, naturally bred cross between a Braeburn and Gala varieties. Sweet, crisp, juicy, and always fresh- they’re always good eaten as is, but are even better incorporated into yummy meals, like breakfast. If you need more inspiration for yummy ways to use them, check out their delicious Pinterest page.
Instant Pot Quick Oats with Apples, Walnuts, & Honey
- 2 cups quick oats
- 4 cups almond milk
- freshly diced apples, we suggest using Envy Apples
- honey, for drizzling
- Spray bottom and sides of inner pot with non stick cooking spray. Alternatively, add one cup of water to the bottom of the pot, and put the oats and milk in a casserole dish that will fit on top the the trivet. Stir together until evenly combined.
- Turn the pressure valve to pressure setting, and select a manual cook time of 5 minutes.
- Once the cooking time has elapsed, do a quick release. Ladle to oatmeal into serving bowls. Top with freshly diced apples, walnuts, and a drizzle of honey- and enjoy!
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