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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats with Apples & Cinnamon

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats made deliciously flavorful with apples and cinnamon! Top with peanut butter and your favorite superseeds for a hearty breakfast. Vegan, nut free and gluten free friendly – perfect for meal prep!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 large servings 1x
  • Scale:


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk (I used oat)
  • 1 cup Steel Cut Oats
  • 2 medium apples, chopped (honeycrisp or granny smith would work well here)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp salt

optional toppings

  • your favorite nut butter, seeds, nuts, maple syrup or honey to taste


  1. Combine water, milk, oats, apples, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup and salt in pressure cooker pot. Stir until evenly combined then close and lock lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing position.
  2. Hit Manual on Instant Pot, and set timer to 4 minutes. Allow pressure to build for about 10 minutes. 
  3. Once the timer has begun the countdown and beep sounds after 4 minutes, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes. Then you can manually release the rest of the pressure (cover valve with tea towel just to be safe).
  4. Remove lid and use large wooden spoon to stir (use oven mitts if holding pot) and then serve into bowls. 
  5. Add favorite toppings like peanut butter, a sprinkle of hemp hearts or chia seeds, maybe some honey to taste. Enjoy! 

Recipes Notes:

Recipe will yield 4 good-sized bowls. If you want more leftovers to serve a family of 4, double recipe. 

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Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size: 4 bowls
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 15
  • Sodium: 122
  • Fat: 3
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 32
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 5
  • Cholesterol: 0