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Apple Cinnamon Instant Pot Oatmeal

Apple cinnamon Instant Pot Oatmeal is a delicious breakfast that cooks in just 3 minutes! An easily customizable base oatmeal recipe that is easy to make and keep warm.

Top view of finished apple cinnamon instant pot oatmeal in a white bowl next to two spoons on a brown towel.

I hope that picture is of Instant Pot Oatmeal is making you as hungry as it’s making me!! This oatmeal recipe is one of my favorite breakfast dishes to make for my kids.

Small pile of oats next to a small pile of apples and brown sugar.

I can cook oatmeal in just 3 minutes and if they are still sleeping, the Instant Pot will keep it nice and warm until they wake up. I love this apple cinnamon version, but I’ll give you the basic recipe as well so you can make your own customized version!

Chopping an apple on a small wooden cutting board.

I start by chopping an apple. I just use whatever I have in my fridge, any kind will do. Use your favorite!

Chopped apples with butter sautéing in an instant pot.

Then I saute the apples in a little bit of butter to get them slightly browned and caramelized before we pressure cook them.

Oats, brown sugar and apples in an Instant Pot.

Then, it’s easy! You just throw everything else into the Instant Pot and mix it up. I used to hate making oatmeal because I would inevitably end up burning a little on the bottom of the pan and it took so much time to babysit it in the pot. This is SO EASY THOUGH. And since my 3 year old will eat 3 oatmeal packets, these whole oats are a bit more filling which in turn makes it more cost-effective. Win-win!

Apple cinnamon instant pot oatmeal ready to cook in an instant pot.

Now, this is what it will look like once you put the water in. I know, it’s a lot of water. But the instant pot oatmeal really needs that much! It comes out perfect.

Vent in the sealing position on the Instant Pot.

You’ll want to flip this seal to the “sealing” position and then use porridge mode. For 3 minutes!!!!!! That’s all it takes. It takes about 10 minutes longer than that because it has to pressurize and then you have to vent the Instant Pot, but still. So fast and minimal work.

Cooked apple cinnamon instant pot oatmeal in an instant pot.

Here is what it looks like all cooked up!! The apples are the perfect softness, too. I like them to be the same texture as the oatmeal.

Cinnamon sprinkled over the top of apple cinnamon instant pot oatmeal.

And then if you’re me and you forgot to add the cinnamon, you can add it now. HA.

I’m sooooo good at documenting my mistakes for you guys!

Looking for more amazing breakfast ideas? Check out these Easy Blueberry Muffins! Or maybe you want directions for using steel cut oats? Check out this Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal recipe for those directions.

Cooked apple cinnamon instant pot oatmeal in a white bowl garnished with fresh apples.

There you have it!! An amazing, delicious, fragrant, fruit packed breakfast! I hope you love it. We also love making fruit and cream versions of our instant pot oatmeal. So delectable. Here is the apple cinnamon Instant Pot oatmeal recipe. Scroll further for the basic Instant Pot Oatmeal version!

Top view of finished apple cinnamon instant pot oatmeal in a white bowl next to two spoons on a brown towel.
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Apple Cinnamon Instant Pot Oatmeal

Apple cinnamon Instant Pot Oatmeal is a delicious breakfast that cooks in just 3 minutes! An easily customizable base oatmeal recipe that is easy to make and keep warm before the kids wake up for a good breakfast on a busy morning!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cinnamon oatmeal, apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe, instant pot oatmeal
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 296 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 apples your choice of variety
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar use less if desired
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups oats old-fashioned, NOT quick
  • 3 1/2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Chop apples into 1/2-inch square cubes. 

  2. Turn on Instant Pot saute mode. Melt butter and saute apples for 3 minutes.

  3. Cancel saute mode. 

  4. Add the rest of the ingredients

  5. Press porridge mode and set time for 3 minutes. Make sure vent is in the "sealing" position (see note). 

  6. When the Instant pot beeps, carefully move the vent to the "venting" position. I use a wooden spoon to do this to avoid burns. Let it vent completely before opening. 

Recipe Notes

The Instant Pot will take a few minutes to pressurize and de-pressurize, you don't need to push anything to make this happen. It will happen automatically. I manually vent (as described in the recipe) to speed up the process. 

Nutrition Facts
Apple Cinnamon Instant Pot Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Potassium 267mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 27g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 2.7%
Vitamin C 5.1%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Top view of finished apple cinnamon instant pot oatmeal in a white bowl next to two spoons on a brown towel, close-up.

Top view of finished apple cinnamon instant pot oatmeal in a white bowl next to two spoons on a brown towel.
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Basic Instant Pot Oatmeal

Instant pot oatmeal is a healthy and quick breakfast you can make for your family! Customize this basic version anyway you like. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot oatmeal
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 153 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups oats old-fashioned, NOT quick
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in the Instant Pot. 

  2. Press porridge mode and set for 3 minutes. Make sure vent is in "sealing" position (see note). 

  3. When the Instant Pot beeps, carefully move the vent to the "venting" position. I use the handle of a wooden spoon to avoid burns. 

Recipe Notes

This recipe can be customized any way you like! Check out the recipe for apple cinnamon Instant Pot oatmeal. 

The Instant Pot will take a few minutes to pressurize and de-pressurize, you don't need to push anything to make this happen. It will happen automatically. I manually vent (as described in the recipe) to speed up the process. 

Nutrition Facts
Basic Instant Pot Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Potassium 146mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 5g 10%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 9.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Tracy
    June 11, 2018 at 7:40 AM

    This was awesome! My kids devoured it.

    • Reply
      Alli
      June 11, 2018 at 11:17 AM

      So happy to hear that, Tracy!!

  • Reply
    Alli
    January 29, 2018 at 4:34 AM

    Love instant pot oatmeal!

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