Apple Crisps with Oats

Is your Instant Pot used all year round? It’s perfect for every season. This
Instant Pot Apple Crisp is full of flavor, and incorporating oatmeal makes
it healthy!
From Ayurvedic Point of View:
Apples are perfect for Kapha balancing. While raw, sour apples are Vata
and Pitta aggravating, cooked apples, on the other hand, help to create
Ojas and relieve constipation. Start every day with a stewed apple.
Oats inherently tastes sweet in their grain form. These qualities and the
dominant sweet taste are especially balancing for Vata Dosha, and the
sweet taste, together with the heavy and soft qualities, is balancing for
Pitta.
A Vata-balancing breakfast, this oatmeal will please your appetite and
your taste buds. It can also work to balance the brain and lubricate the skin
and fluid pathways of the body. Vata Dosha is connected to our “Air”
energy.

Servings: 8
Time to Prepare: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

4 Granny Smith apples (peeled and diced)
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp. melted butter (sunflower or almond)
1 tbsp. flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. honey

Instructions:
  1. Mix the chopped apples in a wide bowl with brown sugar and
    cinnamon.
  2. Toss apples gently with a blend of oat, flour, and honey.
  3. Pour the water in the Pot, and then add the apple mixture.
  4. Seal and cook at High Pressure for 7 minutes.
  5. Serve gentle warm

Creamy Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

This Creamy Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal is a tasty take on
traditional oatmeal. Make this easy yet tasty breakfast any day of the week
in your Electric Pressure Cooker.
From Ayurvedic Point of View:
Ripe pumpkins , according to Ayurveda, will reduce the energy of Pitta
and help stabilize Vata. While the pumpkin is quite cooling, this quality is
reduced when cooked with ghee in particular. Unripe pumpkins should be
avoided because they will make all the three Doshas worse and are tough
to digest.

Servings: 4
Time to Prepare: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups water
½ cup pumpkin puree
2 cups rolled old fashioned oats
1 ¾ cup coconut milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup maple syrup
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Chopped pecans for topping

Instructions:
  1. Add one cup of water to the Pressure Cooker. To boil the water,
    press the Sauté button.
  2. In between, add oats, another cup of water, coconut milk,
    pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and maple
    syrup to the steamer. Stir and cover it.
  3. Press Cancel on the Instant Pot and place the covered steamer
    insert directly into the Pressure Cooker.
  4. Cover the Pressure Cooker and cook at High Pressure for 8
    minutes.
  5. When the timer is off, allow the Pressure Cooker to naturally
    release for 5 minutes, and then release the remaining pressure.
  6. Take the oatmeal from the pressurized cooker and stir. Top with
    some sliced pecans.

Notes:

  1. If this is done directly in a Pot without a steamer basket, skip 1
    cup of water and reduce the pressure to 4-5 minutes for rolled
    oats.
  2. If you hate pumpkin, this recipe can be modified into plain
    oatmeal. Just skip the purée of pumpkin and add 1⁄4 cup to the
    coconut milk.
  3. You may also substitute the sweetener if the maple syrup isn’t
    your thing.