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Maple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal in the Instant Pot

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This easy and flavorful maple cinnamon steel cut oatmeal recipe is made quicker with the help of an Instant Pot. Stir in your favorite fruit for a nutritious and delicious breakfast.

two bowls of creamy maple cinnamon steel cut oatmeal with fresh peaches on top in front of instant pot.

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you might as well make yourself something nutritious and delicious.  Steel cut oatmeal sweetened with maple syrup and a hint of cinnamon is a great start.

Add your favorite fruits or nuts if you’d like to take it to the next level.

Oatmeal is a great way to start your day off on the right foot. It is so versatile and filling.

The fiber will help keep you feeling full until lunch and the complex carbs will give you the energy you need to get there. I personally love the texture of steel cut oatmeal.

There is a slight chew and it feels like there is more to it than traditional rolled oats. The trade off for the texture is a longer cook time.

So until recently I didn’t make steel cut oats during the week. If I wanted some, I’d make a batch on the weekend and reheat the leftovers throughout the week.

bowls of maple cinnamon steel cut oatmeal in front of instant pot pressure cooker.

With back to school time upon us, I’m on the lookout for healthy but quick breakfast options that we’ll all like. I don’t want a hungry belly keeping Little Dude from doing his best.

Luckily with the help of an instant pot, making steel cut oats during the week is within reach. It’s as easy as tossing everything in and setting the timer.

Breakfast can cook while you get everyone ready. That is like a little extra piece of mind on a busy morning.

close up of bowl of maple cinnamon steel cut oats with pecans and fresh peaches on top.

Easy Variations on Maple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

Stir in your favorite fruit. We used fresh peaches, but bananas, apples or berries would all be delicious too.

Add nuts for more crunch and flavor. Pecans are my favorite, but walnuts or slivered almonds would be great too.

Prefer honey? Use that in place of the maple syrup.

Bowls of maple cinnamon steel cut oatmeal with peaches and pecans in front of pressure cooker.

Storing and Using Leftovers

I love making a big batch of oatmeal and reheating it throughout the week. Just put the leftovers in a covered container and refrigerate for up to a week.

For even easier grab and go breakfasts,  put the leftovers in small jars or covered bowls. Then your family can grab one when they meed it.

I like to add a little extra liquid when I reheat oatmeal. A splash of water or milk will help it reheat without getting too clumpy.

bowls of pressure cooker maple cinnamon steel cut oats in front of instant pot.

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two bowls of creamy maple cinnamon steel cut oatmeal with fresh peaches on top in front of instant pot.

Pressure Cooker Maple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

Carlee
This easy and flavorful maple cinnamon steel cut oatmeal recipe is made quicker with the help of a pressure cooker. Stir in your favorite fruit for a nutritious and delicious breakfast.
5 from 9 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 159 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • cups steel cut oatmeal
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • Optional stir-in and toppings: fresh fruit nuts, additional maple syrup, dried cranberries etc.

Instructions
 

  • Spray the inside of your pressure cooker pot with cooking spray. Add all ingredients.
    1¾ cups steel cut oatmeal, 4 cups water, 2 cups milk, ⅓ cup maple syrup, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, pinch salt
  • Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, then quick release the steam. *
  • Stir well and add any toppings desired.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat as needed.

Notes

*I like to place a damp rag over the pressure release valve when venting starchy liquids to prevent messy splatters.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 67mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16g
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Anne

Thursday 12th of September 2019

steel cut oats are so easy to make in the instant pot, you don't have to worry about them boiling over. I love the maple and cinnamon addition

Carlee

Saturday 14th of September 2019

It does make them completely hand off and delicious.

Erin

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019

I still have not warmed up to my instant pot so I will have to try this.

Carlee

Monday 9th of September 2019

It took me a bit to decide to like it, but I have really learned to appreciate the convenience

Sue Lau

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019

I love cutting the cook time down on the steel cut oats. And perfect for apple season!

Carlee

Monday 9th of September 2019

I agree! I love apple oatmeal <3

Karen

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019

I love pressure cooker oatmeal, and have actually made fried oatmeal cakes from the leftovers.

Carlee

Monday 9th of September 2019

What a great idea!

A Day in the Life on the Farm

Monday 2nd of September 2019

Perfect way to start the day.

Carlee

Monday 9th of September 2019

for sure!