instant pot maple brown sugar oatmeal bowl with brown sugar sprinkled on top

Instant Pot Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Yield: 2 servings 1x
Prep: 1 minuteCook: 19 minutesTotal: 20 minutes

My favorite oatmeal breakfast as a kid, but made from scratch with rolled oats in about 20 minutes! This Instant Pot Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal is so tasty, super easy to prepare, and perfect for meal prep and busy mornings!



  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Prep: Add all the ingredients to the instant pot liner and give it a stir to mix. Put the lid on, make sure the vent is set to closed.
  2. Cook: Cook on High Pressure or Manual for 2 minutes, followed by a 5 minute natural pressure release. Quick release the vent after the 5 minutes and remove the lid when it’s safe. Stir the oatmeal to fully combine the oats and remaining liquid until it looks good.
  3. Serve & store: Serve with some almond milk, maple syrup, crushed walnuts and a sprinkle of brown sugar on top. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Easily double or triple this recipe to make more servings at a time. The cook time remains the same, however with more liquid, the Instant Pot will take a little more time to come to pressure. This recipe is based on the cook times provided in the Instant Pot Manual. Nutrition information estimated with My Fitness Pal.

Oats: This recipe has only been tested with rolled oats. I have NOT tested quick cooking oats but I believe they will take the same amount of time. For steel cut oats, pressure cook for 6 minutes with a 10 minute Natural Pressure Release.

I have only tested this recipe with a 6-quart Duo Instant Pot, and the recipe may not work with other Instant Pot sizes. Please keep in mind that due to the nature of pressure cooking there may be inconsistencies from small variations in ingredients or altitude. Try it and see what works best for you!

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 273
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 6g
© Author: Danielle
Cuisine: American Method: Instant Pot