Pumpkin Pie Spice Steel Cut Oatmeal in an Instant Pot® Pressure Cooker – Instantly Delicious

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Do you know what happens when the calendar moves from August to September? It’s officially all of the things ​PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON!  ​I try not to be a crazy person.  I haven’t even gotten my first pumpkin spice latte from the pumpkin spice latte store and I haven’t made a pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread.  What prompted me to make Pumpkin Spice Steel-Cut Oats ​this morning? Honestly, I wasn’t celebrating the start of Fall, because let’s be real – I am not quite ready to let go of Summer.  The truth is, I was out of a lot of food.  I did have a box of almond milk, steel-cut oats, a can of pumpkin puree and three hungry kids. So ready or not, our house is embracing pumpkin spice season with this warm and hearty oatmeal.​
I really like steel-oatmeal and I like it even more since I have started cooking with my Instant Pot®. It is fast, requires very little effort, and I won’t burn it because I got distracted by something in another room. Oatmeal is a blank canvas for so many delicious flavor combinations.  I kept this oatmeal vegan by using almond milk, but substitute dairy or water, if that is what you prefer.  I also used a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, because that is what I had on hand.  If you have pumpkin pie spice, just substitute that in an equal amount to the spices in the recipe.  Finally, I use a little maple syrup in the recipe.  You can omit it and sweeten to taste later. This recipe serves 8, which is probably more than the average family needs.  I make extra and then store it in the fridge.  I can just reheat a bowl for an easy and healthy breakfast.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Steel-Cut Oatmeal
Serves 8


​2 cups steel-cut oatmeal
​2 cups almond milk
​1 1/3 cups water
​1 cup pumpkin puree
​1/4 cup maple syrup
​pinch of salt
​1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
​1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
​1/2 teaspoon ginger
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional)

​1. Combine all ingredients in the Instant Pot®, stirring to combine.

​2. Set Instant Pot® to porridge for 10 minutes, making sure the valve is in the sealing position.  When finished allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick pressure release by switching the valve to venting.

​3. Stir thoroughly to combine. Serve with favorite oatmeal toppings and add-ins like butter, almond milk, and additional sweetener.


9/10/2017 12:52:27 pm

Did this really work in your instant pot? Mine would not get pressurized. Based on another recipe I use for steel cut oats, I should have added 6 cups of liquid but this only use 3 1/3 cup.


9/10/2017 04:16:31 pm

I am sorry to hear it didn’t work for you. I have made this and different variations of steel cut oats, and it always works for me. I am not sure what happened.


10/24/2017 08:36:20 am

Are any adjustments needed for doubling the recipe?


10/24/2017 12:19:45 pm

Maybe cut back on the spices to 1.5 the amount? I haven’t tried it, but the spices might be overpowering if doubled.

Good luck.


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