Instant Pot Pear and Date Spiced Oatmeal
This Instant Pot Oatmeal is healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened with dates and pears. But you would never know it's healthy because it's so comforting! Easy to make and perfect for meal prep!
Coconut oil or cooking spray 1 ½ cups steel-cut oats 4 cups oat milk or other nondairy milk 6 Medjool dates, pitted 2 large pears, peeled and diced 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract Pinch of sea salt 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
Lightly coat the inner pot of the Instant Pot with coconut oil or cooking spray to avoid sticking.
Add all of the ingredients to the inner pot of the Instant Pot.
Secure the lid and set the valve to Sealing (not Venting). Select the Pressure Cook setting (or Manual setting on older models) at high pressure and set the cook time to 12 minutes.
Once the 12-minute timer has completed and beeps, allow a natural pressure release for 20 minutes; then switch the Pressure Release knob from Sealing to Venting to release any remaining steam.
Open the pot and stir the oatmeal thoroughly. There may be some liquid and foam on top, but once you stir it, the liquid will incorporate into the oatmeal and thicken up.