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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is one of my favorite oatmeal flavor combinations.  This vegan oatmeal recipe is also gluten free and in this post I will answer the question, “Is Oatmeal Gluten Free?” This instant pot oatmeal recipe will quickly become a family favorite and go-to because of how simple, hearty, healthy, and delicious this recipe is.

Oatmeal is just one of those comfort foods that I really loved eating growing up. The warm bowl along with a slice of toast was something I truly enjoyed.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Bowl of oatmeal with apples

Now as an adult I am always looking for new flavorful and healthy ways to feed my family. Easy and fast is also important and that is why I love this instant pot oatmeal recipe.

Fall and winter months are a fun time to enjoy this recipe, but it is truly a favorite all year long. The beauty of this is simply slicing up the apples and throwing it all in the pot, then getting your chores done, or getting the kids ready for school.

Is oatmeal gluten free?

bowls of oatmeal on a tray with apples and cinnamon

Regular oatmeal is not gluten free. There is contamination issues on how oats are typically grown right next to wheat. In order to be safe you must always use certified gluten free oats. Often with celiac disease there are other food tolerance issues. Oats, dairy and corn are some of the top culprits. We are fortunate to be able to tolerate gluten free oats.

What will I need to make this apple cinnamon oatmeal?

  • Gluten Free Oats
  • Salt
  • Apples (I prefer Gala or Pink Lady)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon and Nutmeg
  • Coconut Milk or any Nut Milk will do

You can use any pressure cooker for this recipe, but I love my Crock Pot 8qt Multi Pot for all of my recipes.

apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe

How do I make this vegan oatmeal recipe?

Simply add all of the ingredients into your Instant Pot and stir to blend well. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes and then allow the steam to manually release for 10 minutes. Release any remaining steam and serve with your favorite toppings.

If you are not dairy free feel free to use a whole milk in place of the coconut milk. A thick nut or oat milk will work as well.


Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

3.67 from 3 votes

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (Gluten Free, Vegan)

This easy instant pot oatmeal tastes like apple pie but it's heathy!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cinnamon oatmeal, instanst pot oatmeal recipe, vegan oatmeal recipe
Servings 4
Calories 472 kcal


  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • dash salt
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled and cut apples I love pink lady or gala
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cups coconut milk or nut milk


  1. In your pressure cooker add all of the ingredients and stir to blend.

  2. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes and then allow the pressure to manually release for 10 minutes.

  3. Serve with your favorite toppings. I enjoy this with more apples, pecans, and slivered almonds.

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Nutrition Facts
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (Gluten Free, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 32g200%
Sodium 30mg1%
Potassium 488mg14%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. 5 stars
    I love how simple yet healthy this recipe is!! So hearty and delicious!

    1. livingfreelygf says:

      Thanks Natalie, its perfect for a chilly morning. 🙂

  2. Ooh! I’m trying this for my hubby. He loves apple-pie-y stuff like this. 🙂

    1. livingfreelygf says:

      Yay, it is super easy. I made a double batch for our house guests over the weekend and it was a hit.