Cardamom has an earthy taste with a bright citrus flavor. It makes a unique change from cinnamon in your breakfast oats. It is also a powerful antioxidant, and some studies show that it may help lower blood pressure. Excerpted from The Everything® Mediterranean Instant Pot® Cookbook by Kelly Jaggers. Copyright © 2020 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.

Oatmeal with Apple and Cardamom [Vegan]





  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • 1 large Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Pink Lady apple, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot and heat oil. Add apple and cardamom and cook until apple is just softened, about 2 minutes. Press the Cancel button.
  2. Add oats, water, maple syrup, and salt to pot, and stir well. Close lid, set steam release to Sealing, press the Manual button, and set time to 5 minutes.
  3. When the timer beeps, let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure until the float valve drops. Press the Cancel button, open lid, and stir well. Serve hot.

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