Oatmeal: The idea that started it all.

I dislike recipe pages that make you read through long stories before getting to the recipe. First thing though: This oatmeal was made using a Power Pressure Cooker XL (my new favorite kitchen gadget) and Bob’s Red Mill Organic Scottish Oatmeal that I wasn’t quite sure how to cook. On to the recipe…

Apple Pie Pressure Cooker Scottish Oatmeal
Serves: 4 Generous Portions (Nutritional info at the bottom)

  • 3 cups of  Water
  • 1 Cup Bob’s Red Mill Scottish Oatmeal
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of Apple Pie Spice
  • 3 Tbsp Monk Fruit Zero Calorie Sweetener (or your choice of sweetener)
  • Topping: I used 75G plain Fage Greek Yogurt and Raspberries. Other ideas: Splash of Milk, Apple Slices, Chopped Walnuts, Pecans, Blueberries

Place all ingredients into the pressure cooker and stir together. Lock the cover. I chose the “Beans/Lentils” selection on the Power Pressure Cooker XL (which is 5 minutes).


After 5 minutes, I allowed a natural release (didn’t open the valve). Once I was able to unlock the pressure cooker, I stirred it and let it continue to cook a little on the warm setting until it seemed like the water was absorbed and it looked done. I might try 6 minutes next time.

The timing may be different if you use another type of oats. I used this site as a guide for my time:

It was delicious. I actually ate it for lunch, because I’m an adult, and I can:


I bought the Scottish Oatmeal even though I wasn’t sure how to prepare it because the idea of “porridge” sounded great to this anglophile!

How did oatmeal inspire a blog? Well, I am a graphics & presentation freelance designer who is in between jobs. After being on long-term contracts for years, I really needed to get together an online portfolio. One snowy day in Boston, procrastinating, I decided to try to make this oatmeal. After searching the web for recipes and not really finding exactly what I wanted, I thought “a blog, I’ll make a blog… inspired by my oatmeal recipe.”

Cooking (or taking a shower) is where I seem to get my inspirations.

For my site, I have pages that I will dedicate to my portfolio and personal projects. I plan to launch a radio station as I simply love to DJ music for people and I have some ideas to talk about software and offer tips and tricks. I may turn to this blog to write opinion pieces about gaming or music, or perhaps even politics. What will come next on my blog? I am honestly not 100% sure, but I’m hoping it’s going to be awesome.

If you’ve read this far, thank you!

Here are the nutritional values for the oatmeal that I got from MyFitnessPal.com:nutrition