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Ready in record time, this Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is kissed with cinnamon apples and ready to rock your busy weekday breakfast routine.

Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is kissed with cinnamon apples and ready to rock your busy weekday breakfast routine.

Recipe yields 2-4 servings (2 hearty bowls or 4 smaller servings)

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 1-2 TBSP unsalted butter
  • 2 cups peeled + diced Honey Crisp apple
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1   cup steel cut oats
  • 1.5 cups water or almond milk (no dairy in the IP as it burns easy)
  • 1 cup 100% apple juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • extra 1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon to taste 
  • 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice blend (optional but DELICIOUS!)

Instructions

  1. Set your Instant Pot to SAUTE function and add your butter.
  2. Once butter has melted add your apples. Top with 1/4 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of salt and sauté until tender, approx. 4-5 minutes. Remove apples and set aside.
  3. To help prevent sticking spritz the IP's stainless steel liner with spray oil (we love coconut or avocado oil) or rub with butter if preferred.
  4. Add steel cut oats, water, apple juice, and most of your cinnamon apples. Save about 1/2 cup or so of apples for topping your oats - YUM
  5. Lock lid and cook on manual high heat for 10 minutes. When the timer beeps, quick-release the pressure (using the release valve) until float valve drops.
  6. Unlock lid and stir oatmeal, which will appear super watery at first but thickens as it cools. Stir in pecans, an additional 1/4 tsp, and maple syrup. Spoon the cooked oats into two bowls and top with cinnamon apples. You can drizzle a little milk over the oats if you'd like or top with extra crushed pecans and cinnamon.  I've recently been topping my oatmeal with homemade granola too and adore the oat-on-oat combo.

Recipe Notes

I added 2 TBSP pure maple syrup and extra cinnamon to mine. If you're accustomed to a sweeter oatmeal, feel free to use a little brown sugar to taste. For less sweetness feel free to use a tart apple variety like Granny Smith. The apple juice in this recipe also adds a kiss of sweetness to the recipe (which I love!)

If you're making any major changes to the recipe and fairly new to the Instant Pot, shoot me a comment or email and I'd be happy to help guide you!