Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal – Rolled Oats or Steel Cut Oats
I have ALWAYS loved Oatmeal. As a kid, I used to eat maple brown sugar oatmeal every single morning – but I ate it from the just-add-water microwavable packet. It was quick and easy and I could do it myself. So it was a staple. The flavor is still one of my favorites. I have also converted Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal and Date, Raisin and Walnut Oatmeal to Instant Pot successes, too!
As an adult, I moved away from the who-knows-whats-really-in-there packets to old fashioned oats. For a long time now, I have made oatmeal on my stovetop and/or the microwave. As I mentioned in my recipe blog for Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal, it really is kind of a pain, and it definitely requires attention. It requires attention at a time when too many other things are going on – anyone else’s mornings get a little hectic?
It’s never consistent either – one morning it will be too watery, the next to dry, the next clumpy, the next just ok. I still eat it, because I love it, but dealing with making stovetop or microwavable oats definitely makes a Starbucks run that much more tempting.
Since getting my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, I have been converted and it feels so good! ?
Just like the Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal,Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal and Date Raisin Walnut Oatmeal, this Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal is so. freaking. easy! And, its SO. Freaking. GOOD!
The Instant Pot did it again!
Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
Instant Pot Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
Instructions include directions for either rolled oats or steel cut oats - they have different water to oat ratios and different cooking times.
- 1 cup rolled oats for rolled oats
- 2 1/2 cups water or milk for rolled oats
- 1 cup steel cut oats for steel cut oats
- 3 cups water or milk for steel cut oats
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- dash salt
- 1-3 tsp butter or coconut oil based on your preference
- 1-3 tbsp brown sugar based on your preference
- 1-3 tbsp maple syrup based on your preference
- chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds optional as garnish
Add all ingredients directly to Instant Pot stainless steel pot and stir.
Close lid and turn vent knob to “Sealing”
For rolled oats: Press “Manual” on Instant Pot or High Pressure setting on other pressure cooker and use “+/-“ buttons to adjust cook time to 3 minutes.
For steel cut oats: Press “Manual” on Instant Pot or High Pressure setting on other pressure cooker and use “+/-“ buttons to adjust cook time to 12 minutes.
When cook time is complete, allow IP to naturally depressurize (NPR) on “Keep Warm” for 5-10 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure (QPR) by turning vent knob to “Venting”
Open lid, stir and serve with optional garnish.
Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated for 3-4 days if needed.