This 2 minute Instant Pot Oatmeal with apples is a creamy, quick and healthy breakfast. Warmed with cinnamon and sweetened with a sprinkling of brown sugar. Or… a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
Needless to say, it’s a favorite breakfast in my house.
We’ve long been fans of our Rice Cooker Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon. This is very similar to that recipe, just quicker.
Is Oatmeal Healthy?
Harvard Health says oatmeal is a healthy breakfast… just be careful with the sugar:
“Whether it’s steel-cut or rolled, quick-cooking or instant, oatmeal is good for you, experts say—with a few caveats. Oatmeal is rich in fiber, which promotes fullness, eases the insulin response, and benefits gut health.”
Shengmin Sang, a professor of food science and human health at North Carolina A&T State University, told Time Magazine,
“Eating whole grain oats can prevent diabetes and lower cholesterol levels, which could prevent cardiovascular disease.” Some studies show that oats have anti-inflammatory effects, Sang says, “which could prevent inflammation related to chronic disease.”
2 Minute Instant Pot Oatmeal
This is one quick and healthy breakfast. Warm and hearty, spiced with cinnamon and creamy with baked apples, it’s simply delicious.
Combine all of the ingredients into the base of the Instant Pot. Select manual high pressure and cook for 2 minutes. I like to naturally release the steam for another minute, but it’s not super necessary.
Add your favorite oatmeal toppings… and breakfast is done!
- 1 apple, peeled and small diced
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 3/4 cups water
- pinch of salt
- In the base of the Instant Pot or pressure cooker, add the chopped apple, oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, water, and a pinch of salt.
- Set the pressure cooker valve to sealing and lock the lid in place. Cook on manual high pressure for 2 minutes.
- Once the oats have finished cooking, naturally release the pressure for 1 minute before quickly releasing the remaining pressure. Stir to combine and divide into bowls.
Some in the family like to add milk, some don't. Here are some ideas we like to top morning oats:
- Toasted Coconut
- Drizzle of Honey
- Drizzle of Maple Syrup
Mornings at our house are pretty busy -- even when we're working from home. So quick and easy breakfasts are necessary. This quick-cook method is my favorite.
However, if you like a creamier, porridge type texture, instead of selecting the manual high-pressure setting, choose the "porridge" setting on the Instant Pot. This will take longer and the apples become more like apple sauce -- but it IS delicious too.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 6gSugar: 14gProtein: 6g