Instant Pot Cinnamon Banana Oatmeal–old fashioned oatmeal is cooked with cinnamon, brown sugar and banana in your electric pressure cooker for a hearty, delicious and quick breakfast.
Instant Pot Cinnamon Banana Oatmeal
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My daughter is 11 years old and is training for a half marathon. I am super proud of her! She and I went on a 7 mile run this morning and it took quite a while since she’s not strong enough to run the whole way. By the time we got back we were both hungry! I quickly piled the ingredients for this Instant Pot Cinnamon Banana Oatmeal into my pressure cooker and then got some laundry started. In just a few minutes the oatmeal was ready to go. It was the perfect breakfast and we both enjoyed it.
You’ll start this recipe by lightly spraying the bottom of your Instant Pot with non-stick cooking spray. That way your oatmeal won’t stick as much to the bottom and clean up will be a lot easier. You’ll then add in old fashioned oatmeal (not the quick-cooking kind), milk, water, banana, cinnamon and brown sugar. Set the manual button to 5 minutes and you’re on your way to a healthy breakfast. I let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then carefully released the rest of the pressure. Be careful though since grains can really get foamy. The best way to release extra pressure is to gently move the valve halfway between “sealing” and “venting.” If any foam comes out move the valve back to venting and wait for 20 seconds and then try again.
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What Instant Pot/Slow Cooker Did You Use?
For this Instant Pot Cinnamon Banana Oatmeal I used this Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker. It’s 6 quarts, so the same size as most slow cookers. It cost me around $80 on Amazon. When I made a similar recipe in the slow cooker I used this 6 quart KitchenAid Slow Cooker.
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I used my 6 quart Instant Pot for this recipe.
Instant Pot Cinnamon Banana Oatmeal
I used my 6 quart Instant Pot for this recipe.
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I use Gluten Free Oats, lactose free milk,1 /4 cup ground flax, add 1-2 tsps of home made vanilla (I make a double for my work week), salt and use turbinado sugar or raw local honey. I have a no stick liner too. I add 1/4 cup walnuts just before serving and DANG!!! So tasty that you’ll want seconds if your tummy could hold it! I can eat a bowl at 9 AM and not be hungry until 6 PM.
Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing your version!
My friend adds 1/4 cup of chocolate chips to a double batch (after cooking) instead of walnuts for her kids and they BEG her to make this! KIDS! Whatever gets them to eat healthier, right? This is soooo much better than instant oatmeal and cheaper too! I’m so glad you shared this recipe! Thank you!!! ♥️
Thanks Veronica! I love that idea!
I have to say- I’m not a fan of eating bananas but I like things with bananas- I was a skeptic but first of all the smell was wonderful and I liked the taste!! Amazing and no longer a skeptic! And hey it was better than my first idea for breakfast ( a Chicken Salad Chic- cookie)! I ate better today! Thank you for this recipe!
Haha! Cookies are good but yeah oatmeal is probably better for you!
I couldn’t get my kids to eat oatmeal unless it was the instant flavored kind. I’ve even added lots of sugar and toppings to stove top and instant pot versions to no avail. I really wanted to try again and came across your recipe and just made it and the kids gobbled it up! They absolutely loved it!! I’m not sure why it tastes so much better than other recipes but it does. Thanks so much!
Wow this is so fun to hear Bev! Thanks for telling me!
Used pot in pot method on high pressure 5 mins and slow release 10 mins. Added w suggested items, 1t of chia and 1t of flax w 1/4 c frozen blueberries b4 cooking. Had no problem w burning. I had to add more brown sugar. First tried low pressure as mentioned cooking above. Was very runny. I like mine gloppy 😋
I am not a cook! Thanks to Karen and the instapot, I am getting better and have more confidence to try.
I am glad you are getting more confidence Dawn!
CJ Lusby says
Hi My husband and i LOVE this receipe, and it’s sooo yummy every time I do have one question.
I spray the bottom generously with pam and still each time i make this is sets off the burn alarm on my pot. It always burns to the bottom. I do use almond milk, do you think that is what causes this??
I think I need to redo this recipe as pot in pot. Many others have had the same issue. I will try again!
This was really good used low pressure and did the spray and had no burn or stuck on oatmeal. I will use this as a base and add fruits as I go.
Shana Ulrich says
Lee getting a burn :/ should I add more water? I did two cups of water instead of milk… should I not mix??
My husband and I love this recipe. After the first try, we decided to leave the banana out and replace it with two apples diced. We’ve also added a handful of blueberries to the mix too. It’s great!
I have only had it burn one time and that was when I mixed all of the ingredients together so everything was mixed in good before I cooked it. The burn warning came on and I had a big mess. Now I purposely add the water, then the oats, then the milk, and end with the diced apples and cinnamon on top. I don’t touch it with a spoon until after it has been cooked. I haven’t had a problem with burning since I’ve started putting it together this way.
wow it really burned and made a big mess. didn’t like the clean up but tasted good.
I’m super to this insta pot craze, bought another brand first as Amazon had a gray deal of the day. Used my earn credits/points & I love it. Got my 6 quart during Prime Member days.
Just used the instapot 6 quart to do this oatmeal recipe. Delish. I followed your recipe & used carnation milk as didn’t have enough milk.
I used low pressure for 5 min. So different then my Censori pot., and it did slightly burn, didn’t affect taste.
How do put to make less thick. I love how my Mom use to make our Oatmeal ages ago as kids, and she made less thick. Not quite so lumpy.
Also, wonder if I set it for 4 min insteadof 5 so it doesn’t start to burn?
You could try adding in more liquid. And yes different brands will cook slightly different. Perhaps 4 minutes would be best.
Jayme Funchion says
Can this recipe be made larger for a big group of people? I dont want to mess it up.
Yes for sure. You could triple it if you wanted.
Erin Meyer says
I just doubled this in my 8 quart, and I got the burn code. Although I salvaged some, I will be soaking the pan and scrubbing later. It tasted ok.
Just made it. It was delicious! I made a vegan version with coconut butter and coconut sugar. Thanks for the recipe!
My boys love this, thanks!
I’m so glad! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Just made these for breakfast and they came out soooo good! I used pot in pot method, so no clean up mess, and added some chopped nuts on top! Delicious!
Awesome! I love that idea of using the pot in pot method!
I’m doubling the recipe, should I double the pressure time?
nope!! keep the cooking time the same 🙂
Can you make in advance and reheat in microwave? Im meal prepping for weight loss.
I’m not sure. I haven’t tried it. I’d be nervous that the oatmeal would get gloopy.
I batch cook oatmeal all the time to reheat in the microwave. Add some extra liquid if it’s too gloopy. 🙂
Thanks for the idea!
It was great. I might try apples next time…
I’m making it now. I have the Ip ultra. I assumed to put it on pressure cook high for 5 min. We shall see how it turns out. Also, didn’t have cooking spray so I buttered the pan
Hope it worked out for you!
amanda maxwell says
Same happened to me
I made this and loved it and so did my family! In fact, I forgot to save it to Pinterest and just spent a lot of time looming for it to make it for Christmas morning. Thanks for the recipe!
so glad you liked it! Merry Christmas!
It burned on me. It didn’t even reach pressure it heated up and then stopped and said burn. Probably shouldn’t have used the milk. Not sure what I did wrong I followed the recipe exactly.
SAD!!! I’m sorry that it didn’t work for you.
Booklet says specifically not to use dairy. You had no problem? Just want to make sure.
It worked well for me!
I found your blog through the Google search engine. I’m looking for slow cooker recipes. It’s super hot in Las Vegas, Nevada and I don’t want to use my oven right now. Since I’m a HUGE fan of oatmeal, I don’t have a pressure cooker. Will this recipe work in a slow cooker? Thank you, Karen!! 🙂
I’m sure it would work well in the slow cooker. I’m thinking it would need to cook on high for just an hour. Let me know if you try it and how it turns out.
Could this be done the same with steel cut oats? Except that they need a 2 to 1 water ratio right? Would they take any longer to cook? Thanks!
I’m sure it would work with steel cut oats. You’d need to cook it for longer. This recipe that I did for steel cut oats calls for 1/3 cup steel cut oats,
1/3 cup milk, 1/2 cup water. I set the timer for 10 minutes on manual high pressure.
Can I use quick oats? I am gluten free and it’s all I have on hand.
you probably could. the cooking time would be a lot less. I haven’t tried it out so I can’t say for sure. Did you try it? Let me know how it turned out.