Oats are a morning ritual for many people, especially when the weather is a little, or a lot colder outside. Breakfast porridge, as it is often called, is a great choice because it not only is loaded with fiber and keeps you full for hours, it really warms your inners and gets you ready for the day ahead.
For those of us looking for new recipes for breakfast these Instant Pot Pear & Cardamom Oats are packed with winter flavors and can be made in 20 minutes in your Instant Pot. I used Oats Groats, or hull-less oats in this recipe because they have a nice chew and are less processed than steel cut oats. However, you can always use steel cut oats in this recipe.
Ground cardamom infuses the oats with rustic earthy notes that go hand-in-hand with fresh pears. I love to make a big batch of these oats and store the rest in the refrigerator for future mornings. It’s a great way to begin your day.
1 cup oat groats
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 teaspoons agave nectar or 1 tablespoon honey
pinch of salt
brown sugar, optional
1. Dice up pear and set aside. Add the oat groats, cardamom, salt and 2 cups of water to the Instant Pot. Add pears and stir. Seal lid and set to Manual for 22 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally, about 10 minutes.
2. Remove lid and stir. Spoon into bowls and serve with a sprinkle of brown sugar and a splash of milk. Enjoy!