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Instant Pot Stuffed apples

Instant Pot stuffed apples make a quick, warm breakfast or a healthy dessert. Tart apples get filled with a wholesome blend of oats and walnuts for the perfect taste of fall in no time at all!

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Instant Pot stuffed apples are a delicious breakfast or a healthy, yummy dessert.

Instant Pot Stuffed Apples

Fall feels like it came super fast here this year even though it still also feels like the millionth day of March. I know really we’re somewhere in mid September and normally it’s still warm here. Basically still smoothie season.

This year though, the nip to the air has already showed up. I can’t say I’m sad about it.

I love the crisp cool mornings and the cozy breakfasts. And hello sweatshirt weather! 

I can’t think of a better way to start a day than with a cozy warm baked stuffed apple while wearing my favorite sweatshirt and coziest lounge pants. It’s the ultimate in fall mornings and people I am so here for it.

These apples stuffed with oatmeal and walnuts are a delicious breakfast or a yummy light dessert. And making them in the Instant Pot means you won’t spend all morning waiting for them to bake. They are ready super fast- in under 15 minutes, meaning you can have a warm start to the day any day of the week.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Instant Pot Stuffed Apples: Apples, Rolled Oats, Spices, Maple Syrup, Apple Cider, and Walnuts

Ingredients for Instant Pot Stuffed Apples: Apples, Rolled Oats, Spices, Maple Syrup, Apple Cider, and Walnuts

To make this you need:

  • Apples– I prefer firm, tart apples like Granny Smith for this.
  • Rolled oats
  • Spicescinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt
  • Maple syrup– You could substitute honey or brown sugar if you prefer.
  • Apple cider
  • Walnuts– optional for extra crunch

How to Make Instant Pot Stuffed Apples

This version of healthy crisp is super easy to make in your Instant Pot. You’ll need at least a 6 quart Instant Pot and the trivet that came with the pot.

To do it:

  1. Prepare the apples.
    Scoop the core of the apple with a spoon.

    Scoop the core of the apple with a spoon.

    Cut the apples in half and scoop out the seeds and core to create a cavity in each apple.

    Hollow the apple halves out so there is a cavity to stuff.

    The Cleaned Out Apples

    When the apples are hollow, sprinkle each with cinnamon.

  2. Mix the filling.
    The oat mixture

    Mix the Filling

    In a small bowl, mix together the oats, half of the maple syrup, spices, chopped walnuts if using, and 3 tablespoons of apple cider. 

  3. Stuff the apples.
    Stuff the apples.

    Stuff the apples.

    Once the filling is prepared carefully spoon a heaping tablespoon into each hollowed out apple. You may have to use a little more or a little less depending on the size of the apple you are using. 

  4. Pressure cook.
    Place the apples in the trivet in the Instant Pot.

    Pressure cook the apples.

    Pour the remaining cider into the bottom of the Instant Pot liner. Then, set the trivet inside the Pot. Carefully place each apple on the trivet, stuffed side up. Secure the lid on the Pot. Pressure cook on high for 1 minute. Let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then quick release the rest. Open the lid and carefully remove the apples. Sprinkle with walnuts if using. Serve and enjoy!

Serving Ideas

Instant Pot Stuffed Apples are a delicious breakfast or a light dessert.

Instant Pot Stuffed Apples

I like to make these Instant Pot stuffed apples for a cozy breakfast during the cooler weather. It’s especially yummy during fall.

It’s also good for satisfying your sweet tooth and you could serve this as mini apple crisp for dessert and top it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Yum!

Can I make this in the oven?

Instant Pot stuffed apples are a delicious breakfast or a healthy, yummy dessert.

Instant Pot Stuffed Apples

Yes! I have a recipe for an oven baked stuffed apple recipe here and it is so good if you have more time to cook something more slowly.

What kind of apples should I use to make these Instant Pot apple crisps?

Baked Stuffed Apples

I prefer a firm tart apple for this recipe like Granny Smith. Other crisp apples that would work well in this would be:

  • Jonagold
  • Braeburn
  • Honey Crisp

Be aware that those apples are a little less firm and sweeter than Granny Smiths.

Tips and Tricks

Instant Pot Stuffed Apples are a delicious breakfast or a light dessert.

Instant Pot Stuffed Apples

  • It’s easiest to pour the apple cider into the pot before you place the trivet with the apples on. You don’t want to knock the oatmeal off of the apples and into the bottom of the pot.
  • Feel free to omit the walnuts if you have an allergy or just don’t like them.
  • Adjust the cook time as needed based on the size of the apple. The apples I used were pretty standard grocery store apples that you can buy in the multipound prepacked bags. However, if you buy the individual apples or go apple picking, you’ll find the apples may be much bigger. If that’s the case, you will need to pressure cook them for 2-3 minutes and natural release for 5. 
  • If you like your apples a little softer, you could pressure cook them for an extra minute or natural release for an extra 5 minutes.

Other Apple Recipes You’ll Love

Instant Pot Stuffed Apples are a delicious breakfast or a light dessert.

Instant Pot Stuffed Apples

These Instant Pot stuffed apples with oatmeal might be my new go to fall breakfast recipe. Make this today for a yummy taste of the season.

Looking for other apple recipes? Try these:

Did you make these Instant Pot stuffed apples? Leave me a comment below and let me know how you liked them or find me on Facebook or Instagram by uploading a picture of your creation and sharing it with @SeasonedSprinkles. Happy eating!

 

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Instant Pot Stuffed Apples are a delicious breakfast or a light dessert.

Instant Pot Stuffed apples


  • Author: jfletcher
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute plus 5 minutes natural release and time to come to pressure
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 apple halves 1x

Description

Instant Pot stuffed apples make a quick, warm breakfast or a healthy dessert. Tart apples get filled with a wholesome blend of oats and walnuts for the perfect taste of fall in no time at all!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 apples, cut in half with core removed
  • 1/2 cup of oats divided
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs honey or maple syrup divided
  • 1 cup apple cider

Instructions

  1. Prepare the apples.
    Cut the apples in half and scoop out the seeds and core to create a cavity in each apple. When the apples are hollow, sprinkle each with cinnamon.
  2. Mix the filling.
    In a small bowl, mix together the oats, half of the maple syrup, spices, chopped walnuts if using, and 3 tablespoons of apple cider.
  3. Stuff the apples.
    Once the filling is prepared carefully spoon a heaping tablespoon into each hollowed out apple. You may have to use a little more or a little less depending on the size of the apple you are using.
  4. Pressure cook.
    Pour the remaining cider into the bottom of the Instant Pot liner. Then, set the trivet inside the Pot. Carefully place each apple on the trivet, stuffed side up. Secure the lid on the Pot. Pressure cook on high for 1 minute. Let the pressure naturally release for 5 minutes, then quick release the rest. Open the lid and carefully remove the apples. Sprinkle with walnuts if using. Serve and enjoy!

 

Notes

See tips and tricks for notes about adjusting cook time if necessary.

  • Category: breakfast, dessert, healthy
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Stuffed Apples, Instant Pot stuffed apples, Apples stuffed with oatmeal

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