Instant Pot/Multicooker Steel-Cut Apple-Spiced Oatmeal

Instant Pot/Multicooker Steel-Cut Apple-Spiced Oatmeal

Comforting flavors of apples, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg all combine in this one-pot recipe to produce an unforgettable meal you'll be wanting to make over and over again.


1 Tbsp butter

1 cup gluten-free steel-cut oats

2 apples chopped, (peeled – optional)

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Ground nutmeg, sprinkle to taste

Pinch of salt

2 1/2 cups water or apple juice (3 cups for stove top or slow cooker)


Milk or cream

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup raisins



Instant Pot/Multicooker

Turn your Instant Pot/multicooker to “sauté or brown”. Melt the butter in the pot and add the oats. Stir until the oats are fragrant. Add the apples, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and water/apple juice. Stir well. Close and lock the lid and cook on manual, high pressure, for 10 -14 minutes. Use the quick release.

For chewier oats, cook for 7-10 minutes, for softer oats cook for 10-16 minutes.

If it’s watery, let it stand for a few minutes to thicken up.

Add optional ingredients as desired.


Slow Cooker Directions

Turn slow cooker to low and add all ingredients. Give the ingredients a quick stir.  Cover and cook on low overnight for 7-8 hours. Remove cover and stir to combine ingredients evenly.

Add optional ingredients as desired.


Stove Top Directions

Bring salt, butter, and water/juice to a boil. Add steel-cut oats, spices, and apples to boiling water and reduce heat to medium low, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15-30 minutes (15 minutes for chewier oatmeal, 30 minutes for soft, creamy oatmeal).  Remove from heat, add vanilla extract and let stand for 5-10 minutes.

Add optional ingredients as desired.

3 comments on “Instant Pot/Multicooker Steel-Cut Apple-Spiced Oatmeal

  • I’m a type 2 diabetic this looks pretty good for me for breakfast or dinner? Also can I freeze left overs for another day. Thanks

    1. Hello, Doug! Thanks for the question. After cooking the Apple-Spiced Oatmeal; it can be stored refrigerated for about 4 days. It can also be frozen into smaller portions that could be reheated in a microwave.

  • This looks delicious, thanks!
    I have eaten steel cut oats a second day and I thought they were good (maybe better than first day)

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