Instant Pot Banana Oatmeal

This is a bit of a left turn for this blog but I am posting here so that I don’t loose it. If you have an Instant Pot (or another pressure cooker I guess) and are interested in a tasty healthy breakfast give it a try. The mashed bananas are a really nice addition and are sweet enough so that you don’t need to add any sweetener. I often double this recipe up.


  • 2 bananas – nice and ripe, use frozen if you have them
  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • 3 1/3 cups water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 – 2 cups frozen berries or fruit – whatever you like best
  • 1 apple – chopped


  1. Mash the bananas in a bowl until the lumps are gone. If you are using fresh bananas you could do this in the Instant Pot but I usually do it in the glass bowl that I used to microwave the frozen bananas.
  2. Core and chop the apple (no need to peel) and add it to the bananas.
  3. Add the vanilla and cinnamon to the banana apple mixture.
  4. Combine the oats and water in the Instant Pot.
  5. Add the apple banana mixture and the frozen fruit to the Instant Pot, give it a few good stirs so that it is well mixed.
  6. Close the instant pot (make sure it’s set to sealing) and use the manual setting on high pressure for 7 minutes.
  7. Let the pressure release naturally form the Instant Pot for about ten minutes.
  8. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy.

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Mark Mruss

Mark Mruss is a computer programmer by nature and by profession. He's written Android apps, win32 apps (we called them applications back then), apps in python, and even a website or two. He is currently fascinated by all things mobile. He likes computers, beer, and his family (not in that order). Find him on twitter @MarkMruss

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