Superfood Instant Pot Oatmeal Jars (Stove top and Slow cooker options)

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 15 min
Yields 5

Superfood Instant Pot Oatmeal in Jars (Stove top and Slow cooker options). A healthy gluten free breakfast and meal prep recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats (Bob's Redmill)
  • 2 .5 - 3 cups almond milk or coconut milk (drinking milk) -- See notes to avoid dryness. 
  • 1/3 cup cream or coconut cream (see notes for substitutes)
  • 1/2 - 2/3 cup chopped apple
  • 1 large carrot, shredded into shavings or julienne sliced 
  • 1/3 cup raisins or goji berries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed or chia seed
  • 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Optional: 1/4 cup coconut sugar or maple syrup for extra sweetness 

TOPPINGS and MIX-INS:

  • Optional add-in: 1 serving (scoop) Protein powder desired (I used pea protein from Bob's Redmill)
  • Fresh Blueberries to top once cooked
  • Extra milk/sweetener to top if desired

Directions

Instant Pot Version:

  • UPDATED- If you find your instant pot burns oats easily, then add in 3 cups of the milk first. Then your oats and prepped ingredients (minus toppings) in the Instant Pot. Barely mix together. 
  • Place Instant pot on pressure cook for 10 minutes, then natural release. If you are using quick oats, only cook 7 minutes or so. 
  • Once cooked, add in optional protein, if desired.
  • Spoon into 6-7 small 1 cup mason jars or 5 medium bowls.Top with blueberries. Optional honey and pinch of cinnamon/splash of milk.

Stove Top Option:

  • Place milk in large sauce pan. Bring to a soft boil.
  • Then place all ingredients (minus toppings and sweetener) in the pot. 
  • Reduce to low and cover for 20 -25 minutes or until oats have absorbed milk and are thoroughly cooked. Mix in sweetener and protein if desired.
  • Spoon into jars or bowls and then add toppings.

SLOW COOKER OPTIONS:

  • Follow similar instructions to that of my slow cooker savory oatmeal.
  • Place all ingredients (minus protein and toppings) in slow cooker or instant pot slow cooker option. 
  • Mix all together and set on high 3 hrs or low for 5. Could be more or less depending on your slow cooker.
  • Stir the oats in the slow cooker half way. The flaxseed with help bind everything together and thicken it up like steel cut oats.
  • Add a 1/4 c more milk if you want to thin out the oats (to create more of a porridge) the last hour of cooking. Mix in protein last if using it.
  • Spoon superfood oatmeal into jars or bowls. Add your toppings of choice (listed above).
  • You can set this overnight if you have an automatic slow cooker that shifts to warm after 5 hrs. 

Recipe Notes

INSTANT POT NOTES - Updated (thanks to a reader Wihelmina). 

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