Do you ever have a morning when you want to just throw some things in a bowl and call it breakfast? Well, this instant pot steel cut oats recipe lets you do just that! But it’s way better – tastier AND healthier – than a bowl of cold cereal. Or perhaps that breakfast sandwich you picked up on your way to work :). You can even make an extra serving or two, and have it ready to warm up for another breakfast later in the week!
Oatmeal has become something of a breakfast staple for us in our house. Usually, we do a quick variation of microwaved old fashioned oats with any combination of flavors… I’ve summarized 5 of our favorites in this post below if you want to get some ideas:
But sometimes, a warm bowl of oatmeal sounds good but we want to change it up a little. That’s where steel cut oats come in! They have a different texture and flavor that brings some variety and “spice” to your breakfast life =D
This steel cut oats recipe takes a little longer to cook. But thanks to the instant pot it is less than five minutes of hands on time! You can mix it all together, go take your shower, and come back to a warm, hearty, flavorful breakfast.
There is something about the combination of apples and spices that I truly love. Sure, it is reminiscent of fall, but to be honest these are flavors I love any time of year! This instant pot oatmeal is an easy way to pull this tasty flavor combination together. Of course you could try other flavor variations here, but this one is so good I’ve pretty much stuck to it.
So, next time you’re looking for a variation on your morning oatmeal, give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!
- 3 Quart Instant Pot
- ½ cup steel cut oats
- ½ apple (diced small)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp maple syrup (or honey)
- salt (pinch)
- 1 ¼ cup water
- 2 tbsp hemp hearts (optional)
- 1 oz walnut pieces (optional)
- Mix everything togther in the instant pot except the maple syrup (or other sweetner) and optional ingredients.
- Seal the instant pot according to manufacturer's instructions, and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes (it will take about 5 minutes to come up to pressure and start cooking).
- Once completed, let natural release for 12 minutes. For an easy way to keep track of time, leave the "Keep Warm" setting selected when you start cooking. It will count up once cooking is finished so you can easily see how long the oats have been resting.
- Manually release the pressure the rest of the way, and remove the lid.
- Stir in your sweetener of choice, add in a few hemp hearts or nuts if desired, and serve!
- This is also delicious topped with just a little cream or half and half 🙂