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Steel-cut oats with maple labneh

Points® value
Total Time
11 min
8 min
3 min
Put your Instant Pot® to work by preparing a batch of our steel-cut oats, even on busy mornings—it cooks in only 3 minutes. We pair it with rich, creamy labneh, a strained yogurt cheese (sometimes called kefir cheese) that’s rich in probiotics. Leftover oats can be refrigerated for 3 or 4 days.


Uncooked steel cut oats

1 cup(s)


2¾ cup(s)

Cinnamon sticks

2 item(s), 3-inch

Vanilla extract

½ tsp(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Ground ginger

¼ tsp(s)


4 medium


10 tbsp(s)

Maple syrup

2½ tbsp(s)


3 tbsp(s)

Freshly grated nutmeg

¼ tsp(s)


  1. Combine oats, water, cinnamon sticks, vanilla, salt, and ginger in 6-quart Instant Pot. Dice 3 apples and add to pot. Lock lid, making sure vent is closed. Press Pressure Cook and select High Pressure; set cooking time for 3 minutes. When time is up, press Cancel to turn off pot. Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes. Move steam-release valve to Venting position and release remaining pressure. Remove lid and stir once.
  2. Just before serving, shred remaining apple on coarse side of box grater into bowl. Stir in labneh and maple syrup. Divide oats evenly among 6 bowls; top with labneh mixture and sprinkle with walnuts and nutmeg.
  3. Serving size: scant 1 cup oats, 1/4 cup labneh mixture, and 1/2 tablespoon walnuts.


Set out the oats and labneh as part of a brunch spread on the weekend. Serve a salad of orange and grapefruit segments mixed with sliced fresh strawberries and raspberries alongside for 0 additional Points.