Cinnamon Bun Oatmeal


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 1/4 cups Water
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 + 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • Additional cinnamon for garnish
  • Add butter to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  • When butter melts, add the oats and saute, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until slightly toasted and fragrant.
  • Add the water and salt and stir to combine, ensuring all oats are submerged.
  • Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  • Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk. Load the cream cheese mixture in a piping bag (or use a plastic bag and snip off the corner).
  • When the cooking time is up, quick-release the pressure.
  • Add raisins and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Stir the oatmeal to incorporate remaining liquid and achieve desired consistency
  • Divide the oatmeal into individual bowls. Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture evenly over each serving and top with a spiral of cream cheese icing. Serve hot, garnished with additional cinnamon (optional)
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