Instant Pot Oatmeal, a Healthy Breakfast
By :Christy Emanuel
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One of our family's favorite breakfasts is this very simple Apple Cinnamon Rolled Oats. My kids love it, its super healthy, and it is unbelievably simple to make. I simply throw all of the ingredients into our Instant Pot, push a button, and walk away! I have even set the timer the night before, so it's ready when we get up.
Votes: 22
Rating: 3.95
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Breakfast
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Oats
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups rolled oats use gluten free if needed
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 apple cored and diced
  • cinnamon to taste
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Breakfast
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Oats
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups rolled oats use gluten free if needed
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 apple cored and diced
  • cinnamon to taste
Votes: 22
Rating: 3.95
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in the Instant Pot and stir to combine.
  2. Close and lock the lid. Use the "Rice" function to cook the oatmeal. When time is up, quick release the pressure.
  3. Serve and Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
Note: If you use Steel Cut Oats increase the water to 5 cups and push the multigrain button for 20 minutes.
13 replies
  1. Bev.mitchell@shaw.ca
    Bev.mitchell@shaw.ca says:

    I added ½ tsp. Salt and used ¼ tsp. Cinnamon. Perfect.
    The rice setting on my IP set automatically to 10 Minutes which seems very long to me so i just used Manual for 3 minutes.

  2. jimkatg
    jimkatg says:

    I followed this recipe exactly using rice setting 10 minutes. It never came up to pressure or started countdown. Ended up cancelling & opening pot Oatmeal was stuck horribly on bottom but apples were still crunchy.

  3. Scanner
    Scanner says:

    Never reached pressure, never started countdown, and ended up with a bunch on burnt oats stuck to the bottom of the pot. This one gets 1 star.

  4. MLCarter928
    MLCarter928 says:

    Since the comments varied, I looked up a few recipes on Pinterest to derive the best approach. I ended up putting my oatmeal mix into a 7 cup Pyrex bowl and using the trivet underneath, rather than cooking in the insert. Used 2 cup water beneath the trivet, and in my bowl, I had 2c old fashioned rolled oats, 3c water, 1c half & half, 2 peeled/diced apples, 1/2c chopped walnuts, 1tsp cinnamon, 1tbsp butter cut into small pieces. Stir to mix. Manual 4 minutes with NPR. Perfect.

  5. Kayladwaters
    Kayladwaters says:

    I used the recipe per the directions and it turned out perfect! I added a dash of salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg before cooking. And added honey and a little brown sugar when it was finished cooking to sweeten it up a little. Turned out fantastic and ended up being a weeks worth of breakfasts for me!

  6. GailG
    GailG says:

    It came out mushy, overdone, and stuck to the pan. I wonder if which size Instant Pot you use, makes a difference. Mine is an 8 quart.

  7. Darciea
    Darciea says:

    Used large flake oats (NOT instant or quick) and can also add in Red River cereal.
    Single serving:
    1/3 cup oats
    1 1/4 cup water
    1/2 tsp butter
    Manual 10 minutes
    NPR 10 minutes
    Then QR

  8. Ckuhn003
    Ckuhn003 says:

    I used the tip which was to use 5 cups of water and the multigrain button. Consistency was good with some minor burning on the bottom. But 40 minutes to cook oatmeal is anything but instant. Sorry beginner here and just trying to learn the ropes.

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