Instant Pot Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal

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Instant Pot Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Regan
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4 Servings
8 Ingredients
21 Comments
Make this Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal in your Instant Pot and enjoy the glorious scent of warm cinnamon and maple syrup inviting you to sit down and enjoy a hot and easy breakfast before beginning your day.
4 Servings
8 Ingredients
21 Comments

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 ⅓ cups Steel Cut Oats
  • ¼ cups Brown Sugar
  • ⅓ teaspoons Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • ½ cups chop Pecans
  • ⅔ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 4 cups Water

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Cooking Instructions

Freeze For Later Cooking Day Directions

Prog. Pressure Cooker

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. **Due to the nature of pressure cooking there is always room for inconsistency. The times given here are based on 4 servings fresh. If you are using more servings you may need to increase your cooking time.**
  2. Add all ingredients to greased Instant Pot and stir.
  3. Lock lid into place and seal steam nozzle.
  4. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.
  5. Quick release pressure.
  6. Let cool.
  7. Divide among indicated number of bags, label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

Easy Assembly/Ready to Eat

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Thaw: In fridge
  2. Reheat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

Prog. Pressure Cooker

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. **Due to the nature of pressure cooking there is always room for inconsistency. The times given here are based on 4 servings fresh. If you are using more servings you may need to increase your cooking time.**
  2. Add all ingredients to greased Instant Pot and stir.
  3. Lock lid into place and seal steam nozzle.
  4. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.
  5. Quick release pressure.
  6. Stir before serving.

21 Comments

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  1. Hi, please forgive me if this is a stupid questions. If I’m making a batch to freeze for later, do I add all ingredients to the instantpot EXCEPT the water? The water only gets mixed in once I’m going to reheat a portion for eating?

    1. Great question! You want to add the water because when you “make from frozen” you’re just reheating in the microwave.

  2. See your note above. It says add the 4 cups of water after you freeze it. Above in the comments you tell Jennyfer that you add it before. Which is it? I am guessing its an error in the receipt because you do need liquid when you are cooking in the Instant Pot and without the water (which is listed under what to add after the cooking) you wouldn’t have any liquid in the Instant Pot. Is this correct?i

    1. Hi Taryn — thank you so much for bring this to our attention. I’ve passed on your note to our Menu Builder team to review this recipe. We will post on here to let you know the response. ~OAMM

    2. Thank you Taryn! I thought I was going nuts! LOL! I have read and reread it 100 times–thinking maybe I was missing something!

    1. This recipe actually calls for steel cut oats. You are welcome to try it with traditional oats or quick oats, but we have not tested it with either.

  3. Use the 4 cups of water if you wish, but when you do, increase the amount of steel cut oats to 2 cups. Yes it will be a little watery, but let it sit for 10 minutes and then use freezer bags or use muffin pans. Here is what I do:
    Take two 12 cup muffins pan and fill each muffin area with the cooked oats. Let these muffin pans cool for 5 minutes then place into freezer. Wait for 4-5 hours, remove from freezer and place the formed ‘Muffin’ Oats into a freezer bag. Now all I do is to take two ‘Muffin’ Oats out of freezer bag and place into a microwave safe bowl, add 3 tbsps. of water and microwave for 2 minutes and 20 seconds. Remove from microwave, stir in cinnamon, honey and choice of fruit.

  4. I made this, it was great! I did modify it to use what i had on hand. Used 2 cups water and 2 cups milk. Only used 1 T. butter. Used 1/4 c. coconut sugar instead of brown sugar, and omitted the pecans and cinnamon. Increased the salt to 1/4 tsp. Then i only cooked it for 15 minutes because i wanted to be able to use natural release and not wait around for the cooking to finish. I imagine it would be even better with the cinnamon and pecans! We liked the milk and water combination so will cook it that way again. Thanks so much for this recipe and all the great make ahead suggestions!

    1. Hi Heather, We have 3 sets of instructions specific to freezer cooking 1) Make it Now if you do not want to not freeze it 2) Freeze for Later (get it ready for your freezer) and 3) Make From Frozen (When you’re ready to serve/cook the dish). This recipe is what we call Ready to Eat so no cooking on serving day. So all you need to do is thaw and re-heat. So yes, the instructions are similar for those two types because of that. I hope this helps explains.

  5. How to you keep IP from going to burn? Only thing I did differently from the recipe was use regular oats, out of steel cut. IP went to burn, added a bit more water and still went to burn.

    1. Hi Beverly, I’m so sorry you had issues with your IP oats burning. We haven’t tested this recipe with regular oats to know how that would turn out. A couple things you could try is mixing the ingredients first in your pot if you didn’t do that. Also, you could add more liquid as well and see if that helps with your burn issue. Some people do like to do Pot in Pot with certain items in their Instant Pot to keep food from the bottom of the inner pot. You can read more about PIP cooking here.

    2. When I do regular rolled oats in the instant pot I stir the ingredients and do manual 4 minutes and they come out delicious. I would guess that trying to cook regular oats for 20 minutes would be way too long.

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