Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Ooh-La-La Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is old-fashioned oatmeal cooked with tart Granny Smith apples and spiced up with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and brown sugar; a healthy breakfast staple from my home to yours.

Ooh-La-La Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is old-fashioned oatmeal cooked with tart Granny Smith apples and spiced up with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and brown sugar; a healthy breakfast staple from my home to yours.

What’s your go-to breakfast to start your day off right?

Seriously, breakfast is the most important meal of the day so I like to make count by enjoying this Ooh-La-La Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal.

I know you’re thinking apple cinnamon oatmeal, reminds me of the instant oatmeal packets from our childhood. You remember that weird, kinda chalky, sugar packed oatmeal… well my friends after having this oatmeal you’ll never want that instant stuff again. Y’all will be asking can I please eat this every morning for the rest of my life? Of course, you can because it’s healthy and it’s the perfect thing to pair with a cup of tea (or in most other cases coffee). Top that off with that fact that, it takes 15 minutes or less to make, and y’all are set to start the day off perfectly.

Now you may be asking what is an Instant Pot?

Oh, my goodness, it will become your new best friend! It is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté/browning, yogurt maker, steamer and warmer all in one amazing tool. The Instant Pot uses high pressure to reduce cooking time by up to 70% and the low pressure avoids overcooking delicate food. So, awesome! I honestly don’t think I would be happy if I couldn’t use it anymore.

So, if this is your first-time cooking with the Instant Pot it is important to note that it takes a while for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure. Meaning once you start it, it may take 10 minutes or so before it starts cooking. Once it’s done cooking, it takes time for the pressure to drop. BUT I swear to you that it’s still easier than cooking it on the stove. No more having to watch your pot and stir regularly. With the Insta-Pot, you can walk away, remind the kids to function, finish brushing your hair and come back to perfect oatmeal.

I make a batch of this, refrigerate leftovers, and reheat individual servings in the microwave. Super awesome to be able to make it ahead and reheat leftovers. Simply, spoon 1 cup serving of cooked oatmeal into a microwave proof bowl, add ¼ cup milk, cook on high for 1 minute. Stir and microwave approx. 1 more minute until hot. Breakfast is ready!

Step 1

Gather your ingredients: apples, water, apple juice, milk, old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, ginger, and butter.

Step 2

Peel and core the apples; cut them into ¼ – ½ inch pieces. You can leave the peel on for added fiber and nutrition. I don’t care for the texture of cooked apple skin, so I peel mine; but that’s a me thing.

Step 3

Throw everything in the Instant Pot and stir.

Step 4

Close lid, turn vent knob to “Sealing”. Press “Manual” which is the high-pressure button and adjust cook time to 5 minutes. The Insta-Pot will take 5-10 minutes to pressurize. It will display as “On” until it pressurizes, then cook time will display and countdown will begin.

Step 5

When the cook time is complete, quickly release pressure by turning vent knob to “Venting”.

Step 6

Open the lid and enjoy the smell!

Step 7

Enjoy a heaping bowl.

If you’re looking for an easy, nutritious, delicious breakfast, you can’t go wrong with this oatmeal. Make today start off on the right foot – the Ooh-La-La Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal foot that is!

Ooh-La-La Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is old-fashioned oatmeal cooked with tart Granny Smith apples and spiced up with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and brown sugar; a healthy breakfast staple from my home to yours.
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Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Ooh-La-La Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is old-fashioned oatmeal cooked with tart Granny Smith apples and spiced up with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and brown sugar; a healthy breakfast staple from my home to yours.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, breakfast, cinnamon, instant pot, oatmeal
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup no-sugar added apple juice
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 apple peeled and cut into ¼ – ½ inch cubes
  • 1 ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar you can use less, just depends on your sweetness preference
  • 1 Tbsp butter optional

Instructions

  1. Peel and core the apples; cut them into ¼ – ½ inch pieces.
  2. Throw everything in the Instant Pot and stir.

  3. Close lid, turn vent knob to “Sealing”; press “Manual” which is the high-pressure button and adjust cook time to 5 minutes.
  4. When the cook time is complete, quickly release pressure by turning vent knob to “Venting”.
  5. Open the lid and enjoy the smell! Enjoy a heaping bowl.

 



6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal”

  • 5 stars
    I tried this without the ginger ( I didn’t have any) and without butter( watching cholesterol). I also swapped out the milk with unsweetened plain almond milk. This was sooo good. I would even double it to serve to company. I think this recipe makes enough for 2 adults.

  • 5 stars
    I love this. I make it all the time. I think it makes 2 adult servings. I also make it without the ginger(I never have any in stock) and without the butter(just because).

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