Pressure Cooker Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats

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Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats

Start the morning out better with a hot, fiber-filled breakfast that will keep you full all morning but also tastes sweet and delicious. 

My daughter recently decided to stop eating packaged sugar filled cereal in the morning, and gave steel cut oats a try. Her family enjoyed the steel cut oats, but my three year old grandson asked if next time she makes the oatmeal could she make it with cinnamon and apples like the instant oatmeal he likes.

Pressure Cooker Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats - cook better tasting steel cooked oats faster in the pressure cooker.

Making Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats in an Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create these delicious Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats!

My daughter used my pressure cooker steel cut oats recipe to cook the oats the first time, and asked me if I would post a pressure cooker cinnamon apple steel cut oats recipe for her.

So I went to the market and bought a Cameo apple, because its sweet and juicy, and holds its shape when cooked. Gala or Rome apples would also be good choices. Avoid Red Delicious and Fuji apples because they won’t hold their shape.

I served my cinnamon apple steel cut oats with sliced almonds, a little brown sugar, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats
Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Add butter to pressure cooking pot, select Sauté. When butter is melted add the oats and toast, stirring constantly, until they start to darken and smell nutty, about 3 minutes.

Add water, apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Select high pressure and set 10 minutes cook time.

When beep sounds, turn off pressure cooker and use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes and then do a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure.

When valve drops carefully remove lid. Stir oats. Cover and let sit five or 10 minutes until oats are desired thickness.

Top with milk, nuts and additional brown sugar, if desired


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