Make ahead a large batch recipe for peaches and cream Instant Pot oatmeal, and start mornings with a family favorite, kid approved homemade breakfast!
Instant Pot oatmeal makes a great breakfast, lunch, or even snack idea. As a teen, I had a thing for Instant Oatmeal, more specifically, Peaches and Cream Oatmeal. I absolutely loved it.
Now I can just make it myself, giving me the freedom to add less sugar and make it a bit more healthy than those instant packs probably are. My family prefer steel cut or old fashioned oats, and to be honest, I prefer to keep things simple too, especially when it comes to the food we eat.
My guys like this particular oatmeal recipe because it's not too sweet. Not gonna lie, I'm the sweet tooth in the family, but they definitely keep me in check and make me re-think certain recipes and how much sugar I'm adding.
Looking for more Instant Pot breakfast ideas? You'll love maple brown sugar oatmeal.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE RECIPE FOR PEACHES AND CREAM OATMEAL?
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SHOULD I USE STEEL CUT OATS, QUICK OATS OR OLD FASHIONED OATS FOR INSTANT POT OATMEAL?
For this recipe, I use old fashioned or rolled oats. However you can use steel cut oats; you just may need to increase the cooking time by a minute or two, since steel cut oats can take longer to cook.
The nice thing is, with the pressure cooker, things cook more quickly.
The Kitchn has a great article explaining the difference between steel-cut, rolled, and instant oats.
SHOULD I USE FRESH OR FROZEN PEACHES?
I've used both fresh and frozen peaches, and they work equally well. If you're in a hurry, though, I highly recommend frozen peaches.
You can also use canned peaches, but be sure to drain the liquid before adding them to the oatmeal.
TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE OATMEAL IN THE INSTANT POT
This oatmeal recipe literally just takes throwing all your ingredients into the Instant Pot and setting it to cook. It's so easy, but here are a few tips that may help you along the way.
TIPS TO KEEP YOUR OATMEAL FROM SCORCHING
Some people say not to use milk because it can scorch on the bottom of the pan. While it's left a bottom film that kinda clings to the pot, it's never burned or tasted burnt.
Also, you may be able to avoid scorching with the following methods:
- Use all water and no dairy.
- Substitute another kind of dairy product (like almond milk).
- If you find you just can't make it without it scorching, reduce the cook time by a minute or two.
- Throw everything in, adding the milk last, and don't stir. Just cook it.
MY FAVORITE TIPS FOR COOKING OATMEAL IN THE INSTANT POT
- I use half water/half milk for a more creamy texture to our oatmeal.
- I also like to add cinnamon because I love the combination of peaches and cinnamon, especially when I make peach cobbler… So good!
- When you go to serve the oatmeal, you can have things like sugar, brown sugar, cream or milk, and maybe even extra fruit handy for anyone who wants it. I've always added cream or milk with a little sugar to my oatmeal after it's cooked.
MORE OATMEAL RECIPES YOU MAY ENJOY
I love baking, and I love these oatmeal raisin cookies that remind me of my grandma. When I don't want raisins, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies will do.
One of our favorite dinnertime meals is this easy meatloaf recipe, made with old fashioned rolled oats. Mmmm, it's so delicious!
Sugar Dish Me has a deliciously yummy recipe for apple cinnamon stovetop oatmeal. And Crazy Adventures in Parenting has a decadent recipe for chocolate peanut butter banana overnight oats.
KITCHEN TOOLS YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE INSTANT POT OATMEAL
Instant Pot – We used our 6-quart Instant Pot.
Ninja Food Chopper Express or Cutting Board and Chef’s Knife – if you're cutting up fresh peaches or even if you want to cut up the frozen peaches.
PEACHES AND CREAM INSTANT POT OATMEAL RECIPE
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Peaches and Cream Instant Pot Oatmeal
- 4 cups rolled oats *
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 3 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup pure cane sugar
- 2 cups peaches **
- Start by prepping your peaches; this will depend on whether you're using fresh or frozen.***
- Add all the ingredients to the Instant Pot, stirring the mixture together.
- Pop the lid on your Instant Pot.
- Set the Instant Pot on Multigrain for 6 minutes, and let it cook and naturally release.
- When the oatmeal has finished cooking, serve it with sugar, brown sugar, milk, cream, and extra sliced peaches. Enjoy!
45 thoughts on “Peaches and Cream Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe”
I posted earlier about awaiting my results. It did finally beep. The odd thing was that I didn’t need to wait for the pin to drop? I left it in on keep warm for a bit while I was doing other things. It too my surprise turned out great. It did stick a bit, but didn’t taste burnt. I did spray my inner pot with cooking spray anticipating it would from the comments read. It was ready to eat within an hour. My husband loved it! I will definitely make again. Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks for the kind review, Marlene! I’m glad it turned out well for you.
I am currently trying this recipe. Still waiting. It has been 45 minutes using the multigrain setting. The timer just went off. I will keep you posted.
It needs to be added that this setting recommended is not a quick cook time like most people think of instant pot. I switched mine to high pressure as it seemed like the pot was not getting hot. You can cook it this way but you must watch for a burn signal.
This is true, Jill.
Is there a trick to storing this? Made it last night and it was great. This morning pulled out of the fridge and it’s like a jello mold
Shawna, I pack it into an airtight container in the refrigerator, where it will store for up to 7 days. After cooling, it will resemble a jello-like glob. Warm it up in the microwave and mix in some warm water to reconstitute it.
Well I’m excited to taste oatmeal but I must warn you, there is no way this cooks in 25 minutes using the multigrain button. I thought my IP multigrain button was broken after 30+ minutes no heat. I went to IP website and it said multigrain function is 50 minutes soaking at 140 degrees then goes to high pressure for like 3 minutes. Knowing this, I would not suggest this in a pinch with hungry kids or use manual button instead.
That’s odd, April. It never takes that long for me.
Hello. I Have the Bella 6 qt 10-1 model. I was wondering what setting I should use and the time adjustment for it? It does not have a multigrain mode, and I would like to make this special for my fiancé who is has a toothache tonight. Any advice would be super appreciated greatly. Thanks :)
I went against my better judgment on this and used milk, as suggested. Yes, I read the notes. I knew it would burn, but I thought I would give this recipe the benefit of the doubt. Probably the worst burned pot I’ve had in 3 years. There are many other recipes out there that are much better. I will not make this again.
LOVED this oatmeal! It turned out delicious! It definitely took way longer to cook for my instant pot. Exact cooking time was 1.75 hours. Did anyone else’s take this long on the recommended setting of “multigrain”? Worth every second of time, just have to plan for that next time I make it!
Bonnie, thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. That is a lot of extra time, though. I wonder why it took so long.
What would you sub for the cane sugar?
Rose, maybe regular sugar? It depends why you’re wanting to sub. Regular granulated sugar would work just fine. You could also use a sugar sub, like Truvia.
I cut the recipe in half, and did pot in pot on a trivit with water beneath. I did not stir. It came out nicely.
Fanya, this is great! Thank you so much for sharing.
Mel, do you think that I could substitute frozen blueberries for the peaches?
Helen, I haven’t tried that yet, but I don’t see why not.
I was wondering the same thing with frozen assorted berries!