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Instant Pot Oatmeal With Apple And Cinnamon

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If you’re wanting to know how to cook Oatmeal in your Instant pot you’ve come to the right place. Today I am sharing this fantastic Instant Pot Apple and Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe and it’s a real winner in my home. Oatmeal is a fantastic breakfast and one which keeps you going all day.

If you love Oatmeal but want to try something different then why not check out this Instant Pot Oatmeal and maple syrup recipe over on The Inspiration Edit. I love this one too!

I grew up eating porridge and this is a great recipe to feed the kids as you read the story of Goldilocks and the three bears!


Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This Apple and Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe is super tasty and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and cook (including the time needed for the pot to come to pressure)

Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes (including pressure time)

Total time: 10 minutes


Ingredients needed for instant pot oatmeal

  • 2 apples (any type), peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups oats, old-fashioned
  • 3 1/2 cups water
instant pot oatmeal ingredients

How To Make Oatmeal in the instant pot

Turn your Instant Pot to Sauté mode. Once the pot is hot, add in your butter and apples. 

Sauté the apples or about 3 minutes, or until the apples are softened. 


Press cancel on your Instant Pot.

Add in your remaining ingredients, the sugar, cinnamon, salt, oats and water.


Close your Instant Pot lid and close the sealing valve.

making porridge in the instant pot

Set your Instant Pot to High Pressure (or use the Porridge button if available) for 1 minute.


Once the time is done, do a quick release.

Stir your porridge and enjoy! Garnish with a more cinnamon if desired.

instant pot oatmeal ingredients

Tips for Serving Instant Pot Porridge

Why not try serving your porridge or oatmeal with a mixture of fruits, nuts and berries, this can make the meal even more filling and add essential vitamins to the mix.

Oatmeal is a healthy breakfast and is a great option for a balanced diet. If you’re watching your carbs, add less sugar and less cinnamon and simply use the sweetness of the apples and any other fruits you choose to add.

instant pot oatmeal ingredients

Can You Cook Your Oatmeal With Milk?

I prefer to cook my oatmeal with water. Adding milk makes a more sticky and lumpy texture and water works best in the Instant Pot. However we do at milk to the dish once served. This cools down the porridge a little and adds extra protein to breakfast.

Can You Store Porridge or Oatmeal?

Yes! Porridge and Oatmeal can be stored in both the freezer and the fridge. In fact, you can store oatmeal in your fridge for up to 5 days. Be sure to cover the porridge with cling film to prevent the top layer from becoming crusted.

Oatmeal can be stored in the Freezer for up to 3 months. In fact you can freeze your oatmeal in small bags and get one out per day. All you have to do is reheat the porridge for a minute or so in the microwave until it is piping hot, stir well and add your milk of required. Adding extra liquid once reheated is always better than no extra liquid.

Non Dairy Milk Options To Add To Your oatmeal

If you or your family member cannot have dairy, there are plenty of options to add to your oatmeal to ensure you still get that morning dose of protein. You can try any of the following options:

  • Soy Milk. 
  • Almond Milk.
  • Coconut Milk.
  • Oat Milk.
  • Rice Milk.
  • Cashew Milk.
  • Macadamia Milk.

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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