Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe


For years, we thought that slow cooker oatmeal was the greatest thing since sliced bread. It was true, too. Talk about a great way to make from-scratch steel cut oats without spending all day laboring over the stovetop. Well, now we have the Instant Pot, and I can officially say the slow cooker version is out. This Instant Pot apple cinnamon oatmeal is in – and it’s one of my new favorite breakfast recipes.

Yield: 3 Servings | Serving Size: 1/2 cup | Calories: 132 | Total Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 7 g | Protein: 4 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 9 mg | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 6 minutes Total Time: 11 minutes


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 1/2 cups water (3 cups for a more loose oatmeal)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 apple, peeled, core removed and chopped
  • Honey to sweeten (optional)


  1. Add the oats, water, cinnamon, and apple to the Instant Pot and stir. Place the lid on the pot and ensure the valve is sealed.
  2. Press the Manual button and set to high pressure. Set the timer for 6 minutes. The Instant Pot will begin cooking and once the pressure in the pot is achieved the timer will start.
  3. After the time is up, manually release the steam and remove the lid. Stir and spoon into serving bowls. Drizzle with honey (if using). Serve hot and enjoy!