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Pressure-Cooker Carrot Cake Oatmeal

This warm breakfast cereal made in the pressure cooker is a great way to add some veggies in the morning and keep a healthy diet! For extra crunch, I garnish individual servings with ground walnuts or pecans.—Debbie Kain, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + releasing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 4-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Brown sugar, optional


  • In a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker coated with cooking spray, combine the first 7 ingredients. Lock lid; make sure vent is closed. Select manual setting; adjust pressure to high, and set time for 10 minutes. When finished cooking, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure. If desired, sprinkle with brown sugar.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Steel-cut oats are also known as Scotch oats or Irish oatmeal.
  • Sprinkle with toasted nuts and a dollop of whipped cream. Try topping with candied ginger pieces and fresh pineapple.

  • Editor's Note
    Steel-cut oats are also known as Scotch oats or Irish oatmeal.
    Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 197 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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