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{VIDEO} Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal (Vegan)

  • Author: Shannon Epstein
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 apple, cored & diced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups milk of your choice (I use almond milk)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Slow Cooker

  1. Spray slow cooker generously with cooking spray.
  2. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  3. Cook HIGH 3-4 or LOW 6-8 hours.
  4. Stir well before serving.

Instant Pot

  1. Spray the Instant Pot generously with cooking spray.
  2. Add all the ingredients. Stir gently to mix well. Select manual setting. Adjust pressure to high, and set time for 4 minutes.
  3. Allow for pressure to natural release.
  4. Stir well before serving.


Your oatmeal will thicken slightly as it cools.

Cook time calculated using slow cooker.