Learn how to make cinnamon and banana Instant Pot oats for a quick, easy and nutritious breakfast. With step-by-step photos, this beginner-friendly recipe is great to master if you’ve never tried making a pressure cooker oatmeal porridge before. Leave a rating or comment at the bottom of this post if you’ve made this recipe or have any questions!
When it comes to Instant Pot breakfast recipes, you can’t go past a good, old-fashioned oatmeal porridge. It is one of the most popular pressure cooker recipes to make in the morning and it’s super easy using pantry staples like rolled oats, cinnamon and some maple syrup or honey.
There are two different ways to make Instant Pot oats: directly in the pot or using the pot-in-pot method. In this recipe, we will show you how to cook rolled oats directly inside the inner pot of the pressure cooker, which is a faster method. This other recipe for blueberry oatmeal uses the pot-in-pot method and takes a bit longer but offers easier clean-up afterwards, in case you’re interested.
INSTANT POT OATMEAL INGREDIENTS
Before you begin, here is a snapshot of the ingredients you need to make this cinnamon oats recipe.
For the cooking stage, we are using traditional rolled oats (not the instant, quick-cooking kind), cinnamon powder, maple syrup and a little salt (it always enhances other flavors). You can also use brown sugar or honey instead of maple syrup. Tailor the amount of cinnamon to your liking. The rest is water!
Once the oatmeal is cooked, we will be stirring in some butter (you can use a dairy-free alternative here) and finishing with the toppings of sliced banana, extra sweetener to taste, some pecans or other nuts of choice and a little dash of cinnamon for presentation.
HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT OATS
Here are a few step-by-step photos for making cinnamon oats in the Instant Pot. We made it in the Instant Pot Duo Classic & Nova 6-quart pressure cooker. Find all ingredients and the more detailed recipe instructions below.
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Nutritious and delicious, these Instant Pot rolled oats with cinnamon, banana and maple syrup are super easy to make with this beginner-friendly pressure cooker recipe. This oatmeal porridge is vegan (use dairy-free butter alternative and maple syrup) and gluten-free friendly (use gf oats).
For the cooking part
2.5 cups old fashioned rolled oats
5 cups water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup cream (optional, only if you want to make it creamier)
2 bananas, sliced thinly or chopped
Extra honey or maple syrup
Extra cinnamon for sprinkling
Optional nuts or seeds, we used pecans
- Add oats, water, maple syrup (or honey), cinnamon and salt to the Instant Pot pressure cooker pot and stir.
- Secure and lock the lid; make sure the pressure handle is pointing to Sealing on Duo Classic. Select Manual/Pressure Cook and adjust the timer to 2 minutes on HIGH pressure. After a few beeps/seconds, the ON sign will come on indicating the pot is heating up and the pressure is building; pressurizing will take about 12 minutes and then the 2-minute timer will begin.
- Once the timer is up, do not release pressure but let it release naturally for about 5-10 minutes and then use the quick release method to let off the remaining pressure/steam. You may also use a full natural release if not in a hurry.
- Open the pot and stir in the butter (or dairy-free alternative). For extra richness, you can also add a little cream.
- Serve with sliced banana on top and extra maple syrup drizzled over.
Pressurizing: 12 minutes | Cooking at pressure: 2 minutes | Release: natural release for 5-10 minutes | Total cooking time: 20 minutes.
Keywords: Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker, Oats, Oatmeal, Porridge, Cinnamon, Banana, Vegetarian, Healthy