Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats - warm and creamy and full of pumpkin flavor.
This easy Instant Pot breakfast makes a great Thanksgiving breakfast!
The perfect combination of fall flavors! Steel cut oats, canned pumpkin, dark brown sugar, pure maple syrup, milk, and toasted pecans. This will become everyone's favorite breakfast!
You put a lot of time in thinking about your Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey, the sides, the pies! But what about breakfast?
My children usually arrive home on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so I have a pretty full house Thanksgiving morning.
I usually serve cold cereal, because it's the easiest.
Not any more.
This easy Instant Pot Pumpkin Oatmeal is our new breakfast of choice. I love that it's so easy. They love that it is warm and comforting and full of pumpkin pie and maple syrup flavor.
I'm also saving several cans of pumpkin in the pantry, because we are going to want to have this pumpkin oatmeal way more than just one day a year. It makes a great breakfast any time!
Steel-cut oats - these are less processed than regular rolled oats and take longer to cook, but are so easy in the pressure cooker!
Canned pumpkin - pumpkin puree, not pie filling.
Maple syrup - the real thing, not "pancake syrup."
Pumpkin pie spice - if you don't have any just use a little cinnamon.
Salt and water
It is so easy to make this instant pot breakfast!
Place all the ingredients in the Instant Pot, stir and lock on the lid. Make sure vent is set to sealing.
Choose the porridge setting and set the time for 12 minutes. If you want to top your oatmeal with toasted nuts, place them in a dry skillet over medium high heat and toss until they are toasty and smell delicious!
When the timer beeps, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. Then use a quick release (by moving the vent) to release all the pressure. Stir in the milk and serve topped with toasted nuts!
This is so good and it reheats beautifully in the microwave. It makes four very generous servings. The toasted nuts are optional, but they add a nice nutty crunch. I used walnuts. Pecans would be great, or almonds, or hazelnuts!
If you haven't had steel cut oats, they are wonderful! They are a little chewier than regular oats and they have slightly fewer calories by volume and more fiber than regular oats.
Creamy, easy and so delicious - the perfect fall breakfast!
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Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats
- Add the water, oats, pumpkin, brown sugar, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and salt to the pressure cooker pot. Stir.
- Lock on the lid and make sure the vent is set to sealing.
- Set on the porridge setting and cook on high pressure for 12 minutes.
- Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then turn the vent to venting and release the rest of the pressure. Remove the lid.
- Stir, add the milk and stir again.
- Serve topped with the nuts.
This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated for 2020.