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Instant Pot Granola

by Adrianne

Instant Pot Granola is a fuss free easy way to make homemade granola!  Granola from scratch is fun as you can use your favourite ingredients and it turns out crispy, crunchy and delicious every time! 
Instant Pot Granola in a white baking dish with wooden spoon

Homemade Granola is so fun and easy to make! Set and forget like our Slow Cooker Granola recipe. Or oven bake to perfection like the Coconut Granola recipe. 

Choose your favourite nuts and seeds and whip this up today! 

This simple granola recipe makes a great batch of deliciousness and is an easy granola recipe for yoghurt! 

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How do you make Instant Pot Granola?

To make granola in the Instant Pot, it is as simple as adding all of the ingredients and pressing a button! 

The pressure cooker will do its thing for a little bit, then we contribute by doing a bit of stirring and then it is ready in all of its deliciousness! 

The Instant Pot is a handy kitchen appliance as it makes cooking easy and fuss free! 

Once our granola is cooked, we can serve it with yoghurt, milk, keep it in the freezer (it freezes very well) or store in an air tight container and use as needed.  

Instant Pot Granola ingredients

The ingredients you need for this recipe are simple and easy to find. They are set out in the photo below:

Instant Pot Granola ingredients with text over lay

As you can see we need:

  • oats (can use rolled or quick)
  • dates
  • sunflower seeds
  • raw almonds
  • pepita seeds
  • dried cranberries
  • cinnamon 
  • coconut oil

The best thing about homemade granola is that the options of ingredients are endless! 

You can switch out the almonds and use walnuts, or pecans. Try adding honey. Or add coconut. Get your thinking cap on and make it your way! 

There is nothing like that 1st bite of a crunchy cinnamon toasted almond with smooth greek yoghurt in your mouth to make this recipe irresistible.


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Step by Step Pressure Cooker Granola

The steps we need to take are shown in the photos below. They are all nice and easy! 
Pressure Cooker Granola method 1 to 4 with text over lay

  1. add coconut oil to the stainless steel bowl (photo 1)
  2. followed by the oats(photo 2)
  3. add the raw almonds (photo 3)
  4. and then the dates (photo 4)

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Instant Pot Granola method 5 to 8 with text over lay

Next we need to: 

  • add the sunflower seeds (shown in photo 5) 
  • followed by pepita seeds (shown in photo 6)
  • then the dried cranberries (shown in photo 7)
  • and stir to combine (shown in photo 8)

You can add your favourite spices to flavour the granola any way you want. 

Cinnamon is a popular choice as it works so well with the crunchy nuts and oats. You might also like to try vanilla, peanut butter or chocolate chips! 

Instant Pot Granola method 9 to 10 with text over lay

  • add cinnamon (shown in photo 9) 
  • stir to combine (shown in photo 10) 

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I use the slow cooker function (low heat) of the Instant Pot and let it cook for 2 hours (set and forget). 

This is the 1st step to cook our oats, nuts and seeds. 

Like we do in the Slow Cooker Granola recipe, we can place a clear glass lid on and slightly ajar during the 1st part of the cook. If you don’t have one use a flat baking tray with a 2-3 inch gap on one side. 

The next step is using the saute function to achieve crispy, crunchy granola. 

Instant Pot Breakfast recipes

If you have a couple of hrs free time on a Sunday, grab out your Instant Pot and get your granola on. 

It is amazing how many servings you get from one batch of this recipe and as it freezes well, your breakfasts can be prepped for weeks and weeks! 

Pressure Cooker Granola in a white baking dish with wooden spoon

Once the granola is cooked, it will last for ages!! Simple store in an air tight container or jar with a lid. 

Granola recipes:

If getting your granola on over the weekend is your favourite thing to do, you might like to try these recipes and serving suggestions:

If you are looking for fruity breakfast ideas, try the Fruit Crumble or Fruit Platter recipes. 

Serve your granola in bowls with yoghurt and fruit for a simple and easy breakfast idea! 

Spoon of granola held above baking dish of the same

Instant Pot Granola quick info:

About the recipe:

  • this is a breakfast recipe
  • we use 3 cups of rolled oats (can also use quick oats)
  • we use coconut oil to help toast and flavour the granola
  • my Instant Pot is 8 litres (shown in the photos)

FAQs about cooking Homemade Granola in the Pressure Cooker

  1. we use both the Slow Cooker and Saute functions of the Instant Pot
  2. the slow cooker function cooks the granola
  3. the saute function toasts and crisps up the granola
  4. also a VEGAN recipe
  5. this is an EASY recipe

Here are all of the Quick and Easy recipes to try out! 

Instant Pot Granola Pro tips:

These additional tips are so that you can master crispy, crunchy granola in your Instant Pot every time:

  • turn the Instant Pot on, allow it to heat for a bit (SC function, low) then add the oil
  • leave the lid off the Instant Pot so that no moisture drops into the granola
  • however you can use either a flat baking tray or glass lid ajar to help cook (not 100% necessary) 
  • during the slow cook time, the granola can be left as it
  • during the saute cook time, you need to stir the granola regularly (not constantly) to keep it moving

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Can I freeze Granola?

Yes! Absolutely, this is a perfect recipe to freeze. 

Allow the granola to cool and then portion it out into zip lock bags. Seal, then lay flat in the freezer. To defrost simply remove from the freeze, allow to naturally defrost and add to your breakfast bowl.  

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Greek Yoghurt is my favourite way to serve this granola as it has a smooth texture and contrasts well with the crunchy granola! 

Use fresh fruit (or tinned if you have it) and balance the granola and yoghurt with pops of sweetness in texture and colour! 

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Instant Pot Granola with text over lay

Instant Pot Granola in a bowl with yoghurt and apricots

Instant Pot Granola

Instant Pot Granola is a fuss free way to make homemade granola!  Granola from scratch using your favourite ingredients is crispy, crunchy and delicious! 
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: breakfast granola, instant pot granola
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Adrianne


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  • Wooden spoon


Instant Pot Granola

  • 3 tbs coconut oil Note 1
  • 3 cups oats Note 2
  • 1 1/2 cups almonds Note 3
  • 2 cups dates
  • 2 cups sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups pepita seeds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder Note 4


Instant Pot Granola

  • Turn the Instant Pot on, press the Slow Cooker Button and let it heat for a minute.
  • Once the Instant Pot is heated a little add the coconut oil to the stainless steel bowl and let the oil melt.
  • Once the oil has melted add the oats, raw almonds, dates, pepitas, sunflower seeds and cinnamon then stir to combine.
  • Leave the granola to cook for 2 hours Note 5
  • After 2 hours, press the cancel button, then the Saute button Note 6
  • Saute the granola for 30 - 45 mins stirring regularly. Note 7
  • Transfer the granola to a baking dish and let cool
  • Serve with yoghurt and fruit.



  • Note 1 The coconut oil is the 1st ingredient added for this recipe. Let it melt (into liquid form) and then add the rest of the ingredients. 
  • Note 2 The oats can be quick or rolled oats, both work fine for this recipe! 
  • Note 3 All of the nuts and seeds are raw. We cook them during this process. So you are looking for 'natural nuts', ie not roasted, salted etc. 
  • Note 4 You will be able to find cinnamon power in the spices aisle of the supermarket. This is the raw powered cinnamon not the cinnamon sugar (easily confused). We don't want to use cinnamon sugar as it will add sugar to the recipe and the natural raw cinnamon gives great taste, no need for sugar also! 
  • Note 5 The setting is low so it won't burn, you can stir occasionally if you wish. 
  • Note 6 The saute mode is used to toast the granola so that it will be crunchy delicious once it has cooled. Keep an eye on it and stir regularly throughout this time (30 - 45 mins). 
  • Note 7 Unlike when we use the slow cooker function, the saute function will heat and cook the granola much faster. This is the time to be hands on with the cooking. 
  • Note 8 **It is hard to determine the nutrition for this recipe as each individual will likely consume a different portion of the granola. This recipe has been worked out on 20 individual portion sizes. 


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg
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Breakfast recipes

Granola is the perfect breakfast recipe as it is convenient, filling and delicious! 

Making a batch of it on weekends is your sure fire way to have organised weeks ahead. 

Make breakfast HEALTHY and FULL OF FLAVOUR. 

Crunchy – check, delicious – check, crunchy awesomeness – double check! 

Please give me a shout if you have questions or make the recipe as I would love to hear your feedback.

This one will start your day on the right foot every morning and have you leaping out of bed! 



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Patty at Spoonabilities September 6, 2020 - 1:58 am

5 stars
What an amazing idea to make granola in the instant pot! I never would have thought about doing this. Fantastic granola recipe!

Adrianne September 6, 2020 - 7:25 pm

Thanks Patty! I appreciate your feedback and positive comments. Yes, the Instant Pot is handy for so many traditional favourites. Cheers

Marlynn September 6, 2020 - 2:38 am

5 stars
Mmmm so yummy! I had never thought to make granola in the Instant Pot before. Delicious!

Adrianne September 6, 2020 - 7:26 pm

Thanks Marlynn, yes it is incredibly easy. I love my Instant Pot. Cheers

Julia September 6, 2020 - 3:14 am

5 stars
I can’t wait to try this granola. First I was like what granola in Instant Pot, gotta definitely try it 🙂 It will save me so much time, what to make for breakfast next time 🙂

Adrianne September 6, 2020 - 7:02 pm

You will enjoy it no doubt Julia! Cheera for your feedback.

Katie September 6, 2020 - 4:43 am

5 stars
This looks like something my family would be all over!

Adrianne September 6, 2020 - 7:01 pm

That is good feedback, thanks Katie!

Alex September 6, 2020 - 5:53 am

5 stars
I had no idea you could use the instant pot to make granola! I will definitely have to give this a try – I just got an IP and have been thinking about some creative ways to use it! 😀

Adrianne September 6, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Thanks Alex! Yes, it is so easy to do. Hope you do give it a go, cheers.

Stephanie Linden September 14, 2020 - 9:27 am

Have you tried this recipe with pre soaked oats? I am wondering if soaked oats/nuts granola works in the instant pot?
Hope so!

Adrianne September 14, 2020 - 9:36 am

Hey Stephanie! In a word, no I haven’t. However, if you use the Slow Cooker low function you can’t really go wrong and followed by the saute it might still work. If you use pre soaked ones I would think (but am not 100% sure) that you would reduce that initial cook time period down ie instead of 2 hours, 30 mins to 1 hour. As long as the lid is off and you are keeping an eye on it, I think it has potential!!


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