Pumpkin Pie and Apple Steel Cut Oats – Instant Pot Recipe

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Servings: 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes high pressure

Release Time: 10 minutes natural release

Total Time: 40 minutes

We finally got the Instant Pot that everyone seems to talk about. I’m excited to get started with some new recipes. I’m a big oatmeal girl. It’s such a hearty, filling, low calorie way to start my day. I especially like steel cut oats as they have a heartier texture compared to rolled oats. This recipe can be modified to fit your tastes. You can’t mess it up! Pumpkin Pie Spice and Apples are a great way to make your house feel and smell like Autumn!


  • 1 cup steel cut oats (not instant)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup apples, peeled and diced (about 1 large or 2 small)
  • 2-4 tablespoons of brown sugar (based on your sweetness preference)
  • 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice (can use 1-½ tsp cinnamon and ½ tsp nutmeg if you don’t have Pumpkin Pie Spice handy. Trader Joe’s has a great Pumpkin Pie Spice!)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ½ cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup of raisins (optional, or add more or less!)
  1. Combine all the ingredients into your Instant Pot.
  2. Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 10 minutes. 
  3. Once 10 minutes is over, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes. 
  4. Then quick release the remaining pressure.
  5. Stir well to combine and serve!

Tip: Make extra and store extra servings in the fridge! Pop the oatmeal in the microwave for 60-90 seconds and enjoy a fresh, warm, homemade breakfast any morning!