Here’s an easy recipe for Apple Cinnamon Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats made dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan. Make this creamy and naturally sweet healthy breakfast in 30 minutes.

two bowls of instant pot apple cinnamon steel cut oats

Steel cut oats are one of those foods I never cooked before I got an Instant Pot, because they take forever to cook. I mean, who has that kind of time the morning?

Thankfully, the pressure cooker cooks them just perfectly in 6 minutes cooking time (31 minutes total time). I recommend the 6-quart Duo Instant Pot as it is the perfect size, without too many features or unnecessary buttons.

Steel cut oats are a nutritious ingredient that are very versatile. Some people even make a savory version of oatmeal to serve as a side dish at lunch or dinnertime.

If you’re gluten-free, be sure to buy certified gluten-free steel cut oats. You might also like my gluten-free Instant Pot Amaranth Breakfast Porridge recipe.

labeled photo with ingredients for instant pot steel cut oats with apple

Recipe Steps

Step One

Combine the oats, dairy-free milk (I like unsweetened almond milk), ground cinnamon, raisins, chopped apple, and date syrup or maple syrup in your Instant Pot. You don’t need to stir the mixture.

ingredients for cinnamon apple steel cut oats in an instant pot pressure cooker

Step Two

Lock on the lid and set the time to 6 minutes at high pressure. Let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes and then remove the lid.

cooked instant pot steel cut oats in a stainless steel pressure cooker pot

Step Three

Stir the cooked Instant Pot steel cut oatmeal and serve it hot. Refrigerate or freeze any leftovers and re-heat before serving.

bowl of oatmeal with chopped apples on top

FAQs

Can I make this recipe using rolled oats?

This recipe is really meant for steel cut oats.

What kind of milk should I use?

You can use any kind of unsweetened dairy-free milk, including almond milk, oat milk, coconut beverage, or cashew milk.

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Apple Cinnamon Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

bowl of apple cinnamon steel cut oats with a gold spoon

Here’s an easy recipe for Cinnamon Apple Raisin Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats made dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan. Make this creamy and naturally sweet healthy breakfast in 30 minutes.

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 31 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Healthy
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 3/4 cups unsweetened dairy-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons date syrup (use maple syrup if you don’t have date syrup)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 apple, diced

Instructions

  1. Combine the oats, plant milk, date syrup, raisins, cinnamon, and apple in the base of a 6 or 8-quart pressure cooker. Lock on the lid and set the cooking time to 6 minutes.
  2. Once the cooking time has finished, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes.
  3. Release any remaining pressure and carefully remove the lid.
  4. Stir the cooked oatmeal and serve hot.

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  2. You also freeze any leftovers in a sealed container for up to 2 months. 

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