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Apple Spice Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats in a white bowl with 3 fresh apple slices on top, three red apples sit to the left of the bowl and cinnamon sticks sit on front of the apples.
Apple Spice Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Hearty Apple Spice Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats make the perfect easy, warm, and delicious breakfast for cold days. Just throw the ingredients in, set it and your tasty oats will be ready in no time!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword: apples, instant pot, oatmeal, oats, pressure cooker
Serves: 4
Calories: 193 kcal
Author: Gwen @ Delightful Adventures
Ingredients
  • 1 cup steel cut oats (gluten free, if needed, NOT quick steel cut oats, rolled oats, or quick oats)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 small apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • chopped nuts, or fresh diced or sliced apples for garnish (optional, walnuts or pecans work well)
  • milk (enough to reach desired consistency, I use unsweetened almond milk)
  • sweetener, to taste (optional, I like to use maple syrup)
Instructions
Instant Pot Method:
  1. Add steel cut oats, applesauce, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, salt, and water to your Instant Pot. Stir to combine all the ingredients.

  2. Lock the lid in place and make sure the steam release handle is closed. Set to manual high pressure for 10 minutes. Instant Pot will take roughly 10 minutes to build pressure, timer will start counting down after it has reached pressure.

  3. After the time has ended, let the Instant Pot naturally release the pressure. This will take roughly 20 minutes.

  4. Once the pressure has been released naturally (you will know pressure has been released when the float valve has dropped back down), slowly unlock and remove the lid. Stir the oats so everything recombines.

  5. Add the apples and, if using, raisins, and stir. Let sit for a minute or two so apples (and raisins) can warm up.

  6. Add desired amount of milk and stir. (see note about milk below).

  7. Add sweetener, to taste. Sprinkle nuts and/or fresh fruit on top for garnish, if using.

Stove Top Method:
  1. Bring the 3 cups water to a boil.

  2. Once boiling, add salt and the steel cut oats.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 15 - 25 minutes. Timing will depend on how soft you like your oats. Begin testing after 15 minutes. Stir often so oats do not stick to the bottom of the pot.

  4. In the last few minutes of cooking, add applesauce, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir well to combine.

  5. Once oats have reached the desired texture, remove from heat and let stand covered for a couple of minutes.

  6. Add the apples and, if using, raisins, and stir. Let sit for a minute or two so apples (and raisins) can warm up.

  7. Add desired amount of milk and stir. (see note about milk below).

  8. Add sweetener, to taste. Sprinkle nuts and/or fresh fruit on top for garnish, if using.

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Apple Spice Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 7g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 3%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.