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!
Add steel cut oats, applesauce, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, salt, and water to your Instant Pot. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
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.
After the time has ended, let the Instant Pot naturally release the pressure. This will take roughly 20 minutes.
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.
Add the apples and, if using, raisins, and stir. Let sit for a minute or two so apples (and raisins) can warm up.
Add desired amount of milk and stir. (see note about milk below).
Add sweetener, to taste. Sprinkle nuts and/or fresh fruit on top for garnish, if using.