• 2 cups oat groats—I use organic from a bulk bin at a local natural food store
  • 3 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional

Inspired by recipe from Tami of Nutmeg Notebook

Rinse and drain the oats in a colander. Put into the cooking pan of the Instant Pot. Add 3 1/4 cups of boiling water and salt, if using. Stir. Cover and set to 5 minutes on high power. Let steam naturally release for 2 hours. In other words, set and ignore for a couple of hours.

Uncover when finished and serve, or fluff with a large serving fork and turn onto a large plate and let it cool before storing.

I make this once a week. For my daily oatmeal this is what I do: Spoon out 1/2—2/3 cup cooked groats into a microwave safe bowl. You can use a small sauce pan and heat on the stove if you prefer. Cover lightly with unsweetened soy or other plant milk. Heat 2 minutes in the microwave (or bring to a simmer in a pot). Stir in 1 1/2 tablespoon of a mixture of ground flax seed, chia seed, and hemp hearts (2:1:1) which thickens the oatmeal mixture, and a heaping 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon (2:1:1). Over this I add fruit, usually 1/2 sliced banana and 2/3 cup of mixed berries. Pour in a bit of almond milk, and a sprinkling of toasted sliced almonds finishes it. Lately I’ve stirred in home grown sprouts before adding the fruit.

This is YOUR delicious and nutritious breakfast. Experiment and make it your own. ENJOY!