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Apple Cinnamon Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats

  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings (11 to 12 cups cooked) 1x


Pressure cooker steel cut oats cook up in minutes and make for healthy breakfasts all week! This apple cinnamon oatmeal is a cozy pressure cooker breakfast.


  • 3 apples
  • 3 cups Millville Steel Cut Oats
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Toppings: SimplyNature Cashew Butter, SimplyNature Organic Pure Maple Syrup, milk, fruit, etc.


  1. Chop the apples: core them and cut them into thin slices, then chop the slices into bite-sized pieces. Place the apples, steel cut oats, water, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt into the pressure cooker. Lock the lid. Place the pressure release handle (vent) in the “Sealing” position.
  2. Cook on high pressure 4 minutes: Press the Pressure Cook button and set the time for 4 minutes. It takes about 10 minutes for the pot to “preheat” and come up to pressure before it starts cooking. Wait while the oats cook. (Note: During cooking, avoid touching the metal part of the lid.)
  3. Natural release for 10 minutes: After the pressure cooker beeps, wait for another 10 minutes to let the pressure cooker naturally release pressure. (Tip: We set a timer for this part so we don’t forget!) After 10 minutes, vent any remaining steam by moving the vent to “Venting”, covering your hand with a towel or hot pad. Never put your hands or face near the vent when releasing steam.
  4. Open the lid and stir to form a creamy texture (the oats will have settled on the bottom). Serve immediately and topped with a bit of maple syrup, milk, sliced apples, and cashew butter. Store leftovers refrigerated for up to 5 days.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

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