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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats with Apple and Cinnamon

So stinking goooood!  It’s like a big bowl of comfort.

Do you have an Instant Pot yet? It is the lazy mom’s best friend.  You seriously have to buy one.  Life changer! No, seriously. Get one here: Instant Pot!


I really like oats, especially before a workout.  I had never tried steel cut oats until this past week.  (I know…revoke my nutrition coach card now).   The thing is, they take like 30 minutes of paying attention time to cook, and most mornings I’m fresh out of paying-attention-minutes, so I never took the time to make them.  Then I accidentally bought a Costco size bag of them thinking they were quick-cook oats. But what a fantastic warehouse-sized mistake!! Such an awesome accidental purchase, because these oats are next-level good and next-level nutritious.

Brief nutritional throw down before we get to the recipe.  Steel-cut oats come from the same plant as rolled and instant oats, but steel-cut oats aren’t cooked or processed.  Rolled oats are steamed and rolled to help them cook faster.  So, this is why it takes longer to cook steel-cut, but also why it is the healthiest oat option.

With the Instant Pot, you will have these stellar oats in no time, and you can make a big ol’ batch to have for the week. Here’s what you need.

2 3/4 cups almond milk, milk, or milk alternative of choice
1 cup water
1 1/4 cup Organic Steel Cut Oats
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 TBSP maple syrup
2 apples, diced
Coconut oil for greasing

1. Generously coat Instapot with coconut oil
2. Place all ingredients into the pot
3. Close lid and be sure the valve is set to close
4. Press Manual and use the + or – button to get to 12 minutes
5. When done cooking, you can manually release the steam, or allow to stay on the warm setting until ready to consume.
6. Keep leftovers in a storage container in the refrigerator and simply reheat on stovetop or microwave.  They keep for up to a week.

I like to add a little milk to my warm oats and top with some walnuts.

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