Instant Pot Strawberry Trail Mix Oatmeal

This tasty Instant Pot Strawberry Trail Mix Oatmeal is swirled with dried fruit and nuts for a super speedy breakfast that’s a breeze to make!

This tasty Instant Pot Strawberry Trail Mix Oatmeal is naturally sweetened and swirled with dried fruit and nuts for a healthy + speedy breakfast that's a breeze to make!

It’s no secret that I’m head-over-heels for my Instant Pot pressure cooker, though it was probably the most awkward birthday present my husband has ever gifted me. Really!

I had little to no no clue what it was or what it did, let alone how to even use the thing! Thankfully it’s been a breeze to use (can I confess I’ve still never read the manual?) and super intuitive with all its handy dandy shortcut buttons.

A few of my favorite instant-creations so far have been my Vegetarian Tortilla SoupLentil Veggie Chili, and Butternut Cauliflower Soup — all three pop up on the menu crazy often because of how easy they are to set, forget, and faceplant.

While I do make a mean pot of salsa or buffalo chicken in my IP and have totally mastered rice, I tend to stick to meals in the soup/stew/chili category for my IP. It’s my favorite form of comfort food!

It’s totally time to branch out, amirite?

This tasty Instant Pot Strawberry Trail Mix Oatmeal is naturally sweetened and swirled with dried fruit and nuts for a healthy + speedy breakfast that's a breeze to make!

I was recently sent a copy of Michelle Fagone’s snazzy new “I Love My Instant Pot” Recipe Book and about lost my mind thumbing through it.

I had *no idea* you could make so much in the IP! I bookmarked nearly every other page; there are just so many things I want to try! Right away I made her

Coconut Curry Chicken from page 132 (delicious!) and Trail Mix Oatmeal, which I’m so super excited to share with y’all today!

Instant Pot Strawberry Trail Mix Oatmeal

This is a total game changer for my morning breakfast routine.

With under 5 minutes of effort, I can toss everything in my IP, set it, and LEAVE THE KITCHEN! No babysitting a pot on the stove and no need to resort to powdery instant oats. I can set it and forget it and then finish getting myself and my 3 year old ready for work/school while my breakfast basically cooks itself.

Love it so!

The recipe below yields 4 small servings or 2 larger portions, depending on preference. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Strawberry Trail Mix Oatmeal
4.75 from 4 votes

Instant Pot Strawberry Trail Mix Oatmeal

This tasty trail mix oatmeal is swirled with snack mix staples like dried fruit and nuts for a super speedy breakfast that’s a breeze to make!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Amerian
Keyword Instant Pot Strawberry Trail Mix Oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 396 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice*
  • 1 TBSP dried cranberries
  • 1 TBSP raisins
  • 1 TBSP chopped dried apricots
  • 2 TBSP pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 TBSP chopped pecans
  • 1/8 tsp salt

TASTY TOPPINGS (choose your favorites)

  • 1/2-1 cup chopped strawberries (DO IT!)
  • extra cinnamon (I love adding extra to my oatmeal!)
  • extra pecans (heck yes!)
  • any additional fruit or sweetener if desired
  • milk or almond milk for drizzling on top
  • granola


  1. To help prevent sticking spritz the IP’s stainless steel liner with spray oil (we love coconut or avocado oil) – you could also melt your butter first and add that to the bottom of the pot if you’d prefer!
  2. Add all ingredients (except for toppings) to the Instant Pot bowl and stir to combine. Lock lid.
  3. Press the Manual button and adjust time to 10 minutes. When timer beeps, quick-release the pressure (using the release valve) until float valve drops.
  4. Unlock lid and stir oatmeal. Spoon the cooked oats into two bowls and pile on the toppings! I like to swirl in some extra cinnamon and pecans, a drizzle of almond milk, and a boatload of strawberries. I’ve recently been topping my oatmeal with homemade granola too and LOOOVE it!

Recipe Notes

* You’ll end up juicing one extra large or 2 medium sized oranges. I used two cara cara oranges – delicious!

Saving a bowl for tomorrow’s breakfast? Perfecto! This oatmeal reheats like a champ. Drizzle a little milk or almond milk into the oatmeal then pop it in the microwave or reheat in a pot on the stove for until piping hot. Top with strawberries and all your favorite mix-ins and dig in!

Plan on saving some for later? Make clean-up and storage a breeze by making them pot in pot!

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy! Recipe yields 4 small servings or 2 larger portions.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Strawberry Trail Mix Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 131mg6%
Potassium 268mg8%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This tasty recipe is courtesy of The “I Love My Instant Pot” Recipe Book by the talented Michelle Fagone of Cavegirl Cuisine. I’m SO happy to have this book in my arsenal!

It’s loaded with 175 healthy IP recipes, featuring a variety of cuisines with a little bit of everything from vegetarian to paleo to gluten-free eats.

Instant Pot Strawberry Trail Mix Oatmeal
This tasty Instant Pot Strawberry Trail Mix Oatmeal is naturally sweetened and swirled with dried fruit and nuts for a healthy + speedy breakfast that's a breeze to make!

I hope y’all love this Instant Pot strawberry trail mix oatmeal as much as we do!

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  • Leslie Ramsay

    How do you think honey would work in this recipe as a substitute for the maple syrup?

    • Hi Leslie! Absolutely! You may be able to use less because honey (to me at least) tastes sweeter. Adjust to taste and you’re good to go. xo

  • Jaclyn

    5 stars
    This is one of my go to breakfast recipes. I often make a double batch so that I can bring them to work with me during the week. Delicious and healthy!! I always add a little milk after I warm it back up in the microwave.

    • YAY!!!! So happy to hear it’s a go-to for you, Jaclyn. Thank you!

  • Samantha Dawn

    5 stars
    I love oats in the IP and this flavour combo is incredible!!

  • Diana Johnson

    5 stars
    What a beautiful flavorful breakfast! Love creative Instant Pot recipes like this.

  • Brandy Rouhotas

    4 stars
    Question: I am brand new to the Instant Pot. This was only my 2nd thing I’ve made. I followed directions to a T. About 30 seconds to 1 minute into the cook time, the pot started beeping and burnt came up on the screen. I then turned the pot off and let it vent naturally. The oats are cooked and it tastes good, it I would like to know what I did wrong? I would love to make it again and do it the way you wrote it. 🙂

    • Hi Brandy, I’d love to help! Two quick questions: Did you use the 1 and 1/2 cups water + 1 cup of juice and, also, did you use steel cut oats or rolled/traditional oats? Those are the only two factors I can think of for the warning on the IP. The amount of liquid in the pot is super key here because thick recipes will display the notice as a safety feature if there isn’t enough liquid present.

      • Brandy Rouhotas

        Hmmm… yes, I did the full liquid as well as using steel cut oats. I wondered if it was possibly from the dried fruit that had mostly sunk to the bottom? Not sure, but I will definitely try it again. Even with the issues, It was still the easiest breakfast we’ve had recently (outside of cereal days). My 5 year old asked if I could make it every day. ?

        • So stoked y’all both loved it! Ok so it hasn’t happened for me any time I’ve made it or to the blogger that wrote the cookbook this recipe is featured from but if the fruit stuck I could totally see it turning on the safety feature for the pot! I’d say adding the fruit in last so the oats cushion it!

          • Brandy Rouhotas

            Will do! Thanks for all your timely responses. 😉

          • Of course! Totally LMK how it works – I’ll try the fruit on top next time I make it too! <3

  • This is so good! I’ve made it a few times.

    • So glad you’re enjoying it Laura! Thank you!

  • Love that this isn’t just boring old oatmeal! Sounds so good.

    • Food is always more fun with #ALLTHETOPPINGS right?! 🙂 Thanks Tori!

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