Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal—a hearty bowl of oatmeal with apple chunks, cinnamon and brown sugar. It’s cooked quickly in the Instant Pot with any type of oatmeal. You can also make this in the slow cooker!
Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (video)
365 Days email subscriber, Gail, sent me a slow cooker version of this oatmeal recipe and asked how to make it in the Instant Pot. It turned out really great in the Instant Pot! If you’re a visual learner here is a video of how to make apple cinnamon oatmeal in the Instant Pot:
What kind of oatmeal can I use?
You can use steel cut oatmeal, old fashioned rolled oatmeal or quick oats. Each type of oatmeal has a different cooking time so I made a note of that in the recipe card.
What kind of apples should I use?
Personally I like the Granny Smith apples for this recipe. Other great choices are Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Braeburn or Pink Lady.
Topping Ideas for Instant Pot Oatmeal
- Extra apples
- Chopped Nuts
- Raisins or other dried fruit
- Maple Syrup or Honey
- Milk or cream
- Brown Sugar
Why use the pot-in-pot method?
I’ve had mixed results and reviews on the oatmeal recipes that are cooked directly in the Instant Pot liner. I wanted to be sure that this recipe will turn out for anyone who makes it. I use the pot in pot method to prevent any burning on the bottom of the pot. Clean up is much easier with this method.
How to reheat leftovers?
Sometimes I make a big batch of oatmeal and then reheat a little bowl for myself each morning that week. I usually just use the microwave to reheat the leftovers. I add 1/3 cup of milk and heat in the microwave for 1 minute and it turns out perfectly.
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A hearty bowl of oatmeal with apple chunks, cinnamon and brown sugar. It’s cooked quickly in the Instant Pot with any type of oatmeal.
- 2 apples, cored and cut into ½ inch pieces (peeled or unpeeled)
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1 cup uncooked steel cut oats (see note for other types of oatmeal)
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 ½ Tbsp butter, cut into 5–6 pieces
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp ground flax seed (optional)
- ¼ tsp salt
- Add half of the apples, milk, water, oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, flax seed and salt to a pan that will fit inside your Instant Pot*.
- Pour 1 ½ cups of water into the bottom of your Instant Pot liner. Place the oatmeal pan on a trivet and lower the pan into the Instant Pot liner.
- Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 15 minutes. When the time is up let the pot sit for 10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
- Remove the pan from the Instant Pot. Stir the oatmeal. Serve the oatmeal with the rest of the apples and any other desired toppings.
For Rolled Oats: Use 1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup water, 1 cup milk and cook for 10 minutes pot in pot with natural pressure release.
For Quick Oats: Use 1 cup oatmeal, 1.5 cups water, 1.5 cups milk and cook for 1 minutes pot in pot with natural pressure release.
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*.
For slow cooker: Coat slow cooker with cooking spray. Add half of the apples, milk, water, oatmeal, sugar, butter, cinnamon, flax seed and salt into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Spoon oatmeal into bowls and add any toppings you like. Top with the rest of the apples. Recipe can be doubled in a 6 quart slow cooker, increase cooking time by 1 hour.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Instant Pot
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