Maple Cinnamon Old Fashioned Oats are down right decadent when made in a pressure cooker! Creamy, fast, and most importantly hands off!
I have been making steel cut oats in my pressure cooker for over 7 years now (example here, here, and here). Not once had I even considered putting regular old fashioned oats in it. That seemed ridiculous. They are already so quick and easy to cook, right? I was wrong, wrong, wrong. Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal is the most delectably creamy bowl of rolled oats I have ever, ever experienced. Not mushy, lumpy, glue-y, etc. Oh no, this oatmeal is ridiculously dreamy.
You know what makes oatmeal even better? CREAM! But not just any cream, these Frozen Whipped Cream Dollops. If you haven’t tried these out yet, you MUST! My kids get so frustrated when their oatmeal or Crio Bru is too hot, and these cute little dollops are the perfect answer to this problem! I store them in a freezer bag once they are frozen, then when the frozen cream dollop meets steaming hot oatmeal . . .
A magic river of sweet cream. Top it with fresh berries and go to your happy place.
I have LOVED LOVED LOVED this breakfast themed month of recipes and I hope you have too! I especially loved hearing what you all would do with 1 free month in life. It was truly inspiring and I have a new list of things I want to learn now!
Also, a big hug to all of you who said such kind things about my son and bullying in general last week when I introduced you to BeeBo Bites. I was so touched by your suggestions, wisdom, and words of encouragement. I’ve since taught my kids that we will be praying for bullies and other kids that struggle in school and it has completely transformed my kid’s views of kids that are sometimes mean. Tears are dripping down my face as I type this because I am forever grateful to all of you that helped me put a positive spin on this. Bless you!
Finally, a big thanks to Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring all of these delicious oatmeal posts. I’ve had so much fun experimenting with these recipes and I hope you’ve found some new favorites. I’ve listed a breakfast round up below if you missed any of them.
Now for the winner of the Bob’s Red Mill goodie bag and $50 gift card!
Congratulations goes to Allison! Her name was completely picked at random and I’m thrilled because hers was one of the comments that inspired me to pray for the bullies. She wrote:
“I would have a really hard time choosing one thing!!! 🙂 I would really love to learn woodworking…I would love to make/redo furniture, or trim around the house.
I would also really love to learn to play the guitar!
Thank you for your beautiful blog! I have learned so much and it is SUCH a joy to read – I feel like family here. 🙂
p.s As a mom of 2 boys…bullies stink!!! 🙁 I feel your pain and just keep trying to teach mine what is right and love them a ton to try and overshadow that meanness from others. We even pray for the bullies together in hopes that it gives my boys strength and feelings of empowerment. 🙂 Stay strong!!!”
Enjoy your prize Allison! We’ll be in touch.
Don’t forget to get your hands on this Ultimate Guide for Perfect Pressure Cooker Oats. You’ll refer to it time and time again, I promise! Also if you’re not convinced you want to eat oats, check out this post to get the low down on why Oats are so good for you and your family. (Chart below created by Brit Alexis Creative)
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Pressure Cooker Creamy Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Maple Cinnamon Old Fashioned Oats are down right decadent when made in a pressure cooker! Creamy, fast, and most importantly, hands off!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Pressure Cooker
- Cuisine: American
- 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 5 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Frozen Whipped Cream Dollop
- Optional: Fresh Fruit, sliced almonds, extra drizzle of maple syrup or a sprinkle of cinnamon
- Add oats, water, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt to the pressure cooker pot and stir. Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 4 minutes.
- When cooking is complete, use a natural release for 10 minutes (can also use a full natural release if not in a hurry). If liquid sprays through the valve, turn back to the sealed position and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
- Serve hot with a Frozen Whipped Cream Dollop, fresh fruit, almonds, an extra drizzle of maple syrup, and/or a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.
- I’ve never tried it myself, but I’ve read that you can chill your oatmeal, portion it into scoops on a baking sheet, freeze it, then put the frozen scoops into a freezer safe ziplock bag for another day. Put in the fridge the night before or thaw in the microwave. Could also thaw it in the pressure cooker using the pot in pot method and an extra splash of milk.
- Store leftovers in the fridge. Reheat with a splash of milk to make it creamy again.
- Swap maple syrup out for brown sugar for a classic Cinnamon Brown Sugar flavor
Keywords: breakfast, oatmeal, healthy, quick breakfast