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Friday, August 16, 2019

Pressure Cooker Maple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

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.

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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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Yield: 8 servings

Pressure Cooker Maple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

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.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 15 M


  • 1 3/4 cups steel cut oatmeal 
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • Optional stir-in and toppings: fresh fruit, nuts, additional maple syrup, dried cranberries etc. 


How to cook Pressure Cooker Maple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

  1. Spray the inside of your pressure cooker pot with cooking spray. Add all ingredients.
  2. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, then quick release the steam. *
  3. Stir well and add any toppings desired.
  4. Store leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat as needed.


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


  1. Maple and cinnamon are 2 of my favorite flavors, especially for Fall. This looks wonderful!! Happy Weekend my beautiful friend!

  2. What a fun breakfast. I love that this is sweetened with maple syrup too! I've been really into peaches lately so I'm definitely going to enjoy this.

  3. That looks delicous!! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Such great flavors and a quick way to get breakfast on the table.

  5. I love making steel cut oats in the crock pot but this is a great idea too for the oats!

  6. This just looks wonderful. I love warm breakfasts, and the apples in the oatmeal and on the side look so yummy!

  7. This looks so good, Carlee! I love the flavors and that right there is half the battle to get ME to eat oatmeal

  8. What a great and delicious combo of flavors!


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