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Easy Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe

These 2 Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot oatmeal recipes only take 5 minutes to cook and taste amazing! An easy pressure cooker breakfast that the whole family will enjoy and is a healthy meal too. Try apple cinnamon oatmeal or pumpkin oatmeal this morning and let us know what you think!

instant pot oatmeal

Ok, so I’m obsessed with my Instant Pot…do you have one yet??! Now in just 5 minutes you can make Instant Pot oatmeal packed with diced apples and cinnamon. I made a pumpkin oatmeal version too! It’s one of our favorite breakfast Instant Pot recipes! (originally published 2/17, affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Oatmeal

This pressure cooker oatmeal turned out perfectly this morning. Yes my kids even give an “MMmmmmmm” when they see that’s what we are having! You can use whatever brand of pot you have at home. Crockpot Express or made as an easy Ninja Foodi recipe work just the same way.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

star wars instant pot

Pressure Cooker Oatmeal

With all the goodies you can add in to Old fashioned rolled oats, they can be quite flavorful as well as a healthy breakfast option. We love adding some extras to make apple oatmeal but you could leave that out. Love fruits though, I’d recommend skinned and diced Fuji and even add dried cranberries if I have some.

I tell you it is all about the goodies when it comes to this favorite “old fashioned” breakfast dish. Brown sugar, yes, and cinnamon is a for sure. After you melt your butter you just throw everything in and cook for 5 minutes! I know, seriously so easy.

It just takes 15 minutes total (with time to come to pressure) in your Instant Pot. This is the pressure cooker I have.

instant pot oatmeal

Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe

Yes you can cook oatmeal on the stove top, but I’m telling you this is a game changer because you can just walk away!

There’s a video showing you how to make Instant Pot oatmeal right in the pot in this post so you can see how simple it is for me to throw this together in the morning. It is a great way to lower your cholesterol (which I need) and eat healthy in the morning.

I recommend using Old Fashioned oats, not instant or steel cut as those would change the timing quite a bit.

instant pot apple oatmeal

Here is a peek of what it typically looks like when it is done. Top with additional goodies if you like, for sure with the kiddos they want all the things right? Remember that as it sits it will continue to thicken. When you first open the pot it will be quite loose.

Some like a thinner version so eating right away will be perfect. Every 5 minutes or so it will get thicker and thicker until it completely cools. If you make a large pot you can really eat it more than once that day. Just use a bit of milk after it is totally cold until it is the consistency you want. Then microwave for 30 sec. to 1 minute, stir and test.

You’ll feel it is as good as fresh this way. I hate wasting food so I am always talking about how to reheat and eat another serving later. 😉

ninja foodi oatmeal

Now if you’re looking to make pumpkin oatmeal we have that too. There are slightly different ingredients and you will use an oven safe dish lowered into the pot. You will need the following ingredients

  • 2 c. Quick oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree – out of the can or here is how to make Instant Pot pumpkin puree
  • 4 c. almond milk – or regular milk but almond milk is best for flavor
  • Toppings
    • Brown sugar
    • Honey roasted pecans

The directions for this one are below, they are different than the steps in the printable recipe card below.

pumpkin oatmeal

Instant Pot pumpkin oatmeal

  • Combine all ingredients except add ins to an oven safe bowl that fits inside your IP like this dish
  • Pour 1 c. water into your Instant Pot
  • Place dish on top of a trivet
  • Close your lid and steam valve
  • Set to high pressure for 5 minutes
  • Do a quick release

Transfer to a cool bowl (so you don’t burn yourself eating out of the dish inside your pressure cooker).

instant pot oatmeal

Apple Instant Pot Oatmeal

  1. Old fashioned oats – not instant
  2. Butter
  3. Water
  4. Brown sugar
  5. Cinnamon
  6. Toppings or add ins
    1. Diced apples
    2. Raisins
    3. Peanut butter
    4. Chocolate chips
diced apples

If you’d like to make Instant Pot oatmeal using a pot in pot method this is how you do it.

  1. Use an inner pot that will fit inside your pressure cooker like this 7″ one
  2. Mix in 1 cups of oats & 2 cups of almond milk or water (almond milk makes it creamier) together
  3. Put a trivet at the bottom of your Instant Pot
  4. Pour 1.5 cups of water inside
  5. Lower your bowl with oatmeal inside on to your trivet
  6. Close lid and steam valve and set on high for 5 minutes cooking time
  7. Release the pressure quickly when done

If you have a Crock Pot Express or other brand of pressure cooker the directions should work the same, just needs high pressure for 5 minutes.

instant pot oatmeal

Can you double this recipe? Sure! The cook time will remain the same with twice as much. Of course timing is subjective according to just how tender you want it but below is a good base to start with.

  • You can also make it a bit softer by doing a natural release of the steam vs. a quick one. Just keep timing the same and try this as well to create your perfect bowl.

Ninja Foodi Oatmeal Recipe

You can use your Ninja Foodi or any other brand you have at home to make this. Looking for other pressure cooker breakfast ideas?

If you want to make a batch of slow cooker steel cut oats we have directions for that too. I bet you’ll love a batch of our peanut butter oatmeal cookies for dessert too.

crockpot steel cut oats

For instructions on Instant Pot chocolate oatmeal we have that as well.

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Instant Pot Oatmeal

These 2 Instant Pot oatmeal recipes only take 5 minutes to cook and taste amazing! An easy pressure cooker breakfast that the whole family will enjoy and is a healthy meal too. Try apple cinnamon oatmeal or pumpkin oatmeal this morning and let us know what you think! 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, cinnamon, easy, instant pot, oatmeal, pineapple, pressure cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 192kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Spray inside of pot with non stick spray. Push saute button on your Instant Pot or pressure cooker
  • Add butter and allow to melt. Turn Instant Pot off…important step to avoid “burn” message from showing up.
  • Add water, oats, brown sugar, apples, cinnamon and raisins if desired. Stir
  •  Put lid on and close steam valve, set to manual high pressure for 5 minutes, do a quick release, open and serve.                

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving (6 oz)
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 87mg4%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Konnie

Saturday 11th of December 2021

This apple raisin oatmeal was seriously the best oatmeal recipe I have ever made. It was so creamy and just the right amount of sweetness. It will definitely be my new go to.

The Typical Mom

Sunday 12th of December 2021

Oh yeay!! It's a great way to do it quick for sure

Nikie

Wednesday 11th of March 2020

I made this using the pot in pot method and doubled the entire recipe and my oatmeal came out super liquidy. I had to strain off the water. Next time I won’t quite double the water and see if that works...

Dianne

Saturday 28th of March 2020

Mine came out watery as well, however, I just put it in for a few more minutes and it was really good! I think Pot in Pot method takes a bit longer so maybe add 3 min or let NPR for 3-5 min?

Elissa Ilario

Monday 24th of February 2020

I used the steel cut recipe without any additional ingredients. I did pot in pot for 5 minutes but they weren’t quite done so I put it back for an additional 3 mins and they came out great! Thanks!

Jenny

Monday 14th of October 2019

We usually make the apple one but I thought I’d try the pumpkin. Wondering why the methods for cooking it is different? (One can be mixed right in the IP and the other goes in a bowl first?) thanks!

Nick

Saturday 15th of June 2019

I've been using this simple and delicious steel cut oatmeal with apples (bigger dice), brown sugar and cinnamon recipe for quite some time. Anybody with an Instant Pot that eats packaged oatmeal needs to early get after this one.

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