Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (Gluten Free)

Whip up a hot breakfast in your pressure cooker with this delicious Instant Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal! This is made with hearty steel cut oats, and is gluten free, dairy free, and peanut free.
Gluten free, vegan, peanut free; Free of: dairy, eggs, soy, tree nuts (except coconut)
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot oats, steel cut oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Pressure release 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 181kcal
Author Sarah Jane Parker




  • Add the oats, water, apple juice, coconut milk, and salt to the pressure cooker pot and stir.
  • Close the pressure valve on the pressure cooker and set to "Multigrain" on CrockPot Express or "Porridge" on Instant Pot for 10 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time has completed, turn off the warming feature (if it automatically starts) and let the pressure cooker naturally release pressure for 10 minutes, then do a quick release of pressure by opening the valve and releasing the rest of the steam.
  • Once the steam has fully released, open the pressure cooker and stir the oatmeal.
  • Stir in the apple butter, cinnamon, Stevia drops (if using), and diced apples.
  • Remove the pressure cooker insert (with the oatmeal still inside) and set it on a cooling rack and allow the oatmeal to cool for about 10 minutes before serving. Stir again and serve topped with a bit of coconut milk and apple butter.


*Not quick cooking steel cut oats, we haven't tested this recipe with quick cooking steel cut oats yet


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg