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Sep 9, 2018

Instant Pot Creamy Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apple Raisin Compote

This Creamy Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apple Raisin Compote is so easy to prepare in the Instant Pot (or an electric pressure cooker). With this recipe, you will get the perfect texture every time.

Creamy Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apple Raisin Compote made in the Instant Pot

The apple raisin compote adds just the right amount of sweetness to the oatmeal, and the steel cut oats will help you get lots of fiber and protein into your diet and will carry you through to lunchtime.

I'm joining a virtual blog party for the new book The Gluten-Free Instant Pot Cookbook by my friends Jane Bonacci of The Heritage Cook and Sara De Leeuw of My Imperfect Kitchen. The book is being released on September 18, 2018.

P.S. You can use any brand of pressure cooker, not just an Instant Pot.

The Instant Pot can be intimidating with all of its buttons and settings. This recipe makes it really simple to figure out. I didn't even have to use the manual!

This Instant Pot oatmeal was really creamy and totally delicious with the apple raisin compote.

Does this recipe produce more oatmeal than you need? This is also a great make-ahead recipe. Just be sure to cover and refrigerate any leftovers. All you have to do is add some milk and leftover oatmeal to a bowl, give the bowl a minute or two turn in the microwave, and stir. Add some of the compote if you still have some, and enjoy. Easy peasy.

Steal cut oatmeal with apple raising compote

If you've been intimidated by steel cut oats, and don't want to babysit a pot on the stove or risk burning the bottom of the oats in the pan, you definitely need to try making them in a pressure cooker. As the book mentions, this recipe is kind of a cross between apple pie and oatmeal!

Steal cut oats in the Instant pot

The book includes lots of instructions for using your Instant Pot, as well as recommendations for accessories and tools for achieving success. The information is super comprehensive.

Here's the recipe for the Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats:

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Breakfast, Instant Pot
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Instant Pot Creamy Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apple Raisin Compote


For the Compote
  • 1 tart apple, such as Granny Smith
  • 1 sweet apple, such as Golden Delicious (I used an Envy apple)
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (or apple juice)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
For the Oatmeal
  • Butter, for greasing
  • 3 cups (705 ml) water
  • 2 cups (470 ml) milk
  • 2 cups (320 grams) steel cut oats
  • Generous pinch of salt


To Make the Compote
  1. Peel and core the apples and cut them into small chunks. Place them into a saucepan. Add the raisins, orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and lemon zest. Stir to combine, and cook over medium heat until the mixture is syrupy. Set aside. 
To Make the Oatmeal
  1. Lightly butter the inner pot of your pressure cooker. 
  2. Add the water, milk, oats, and salt. Do not stir. 
  3. Close and lock the lid and close the steam release valve. 
  4. Cook on high pressure for 9 minutes. When done, release the pressure naturally. This should take 15 minutes. Turn the steam release valve to vent, releasing any remaining steam. 
  5. Unlock and open the lid carefully. Serve in bowls topped with the compote. 

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Would you like to comment?

  1. What gorgeous pictures! Thank you so much for sharing about the book. I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  2. Thank you so much Karen, I am delighted you liked the recipe and we appreciate your support of the cookbook! Your photos are amazing and mouthwatering!!

  3. I love this! It's gorgeous, and it looks so delicious! I'm adding this to my list of must-makes! I just posted about the fabulous Pumpkin Black Bean Chili a few minutes ago. It was sooooooo good!!

  4. Intriguing recipe, and nice to use the PC for it = or IP... I did not grow up eating oatmeal, and confess that I maybe had it once or twice in my life

    this recipe with the compote might be something I can enjoy!

    goest to my list of things to try...

    1. At one time, oatmeal was supposed to be a miracle food for your heart health. Not sure if that is still true, or went by the wayside with egg white omelettes. Either way, the apple raisin compote and the oats together are delicious!

  5. Toni | Boulder LocavoreSeptember 13, 2018 at 11:22 AM

    Such a great way to start my day!

  6. Apple, raisins and oatmeal - great flavor combination!


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