Steel-cut oats and the Instant Pot®: Two of my favorite 'discoveries' from the last 10 years. Top with ground flax seed, hemp seed, cinnamon, fruit, honey, syrup, vanilla extract, nut butter, etc.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water and oats in an electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 3 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

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  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Use soy milk or any nut milk in place of water.

The oats will be a bit watery when you remove the lid from the pot, but they will continue to thicken.

Nutrition Facts

300 calories; protein 10g 20% DV; carbohydrates 54g 17% DV; fat 5g 8% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 10.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2019
I added 4 cups water to 1 cup steel cut oats because that was ratio on the package. Excellent results! It was a little "watery" until I blended it together. The pressure cooker is definitely the way to go when preparing steel cut oats! Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2018
This was cooked perfectly! Trying to eat healthier just got a lot easier. The oatmeal was tender but not mushy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2018
The ratio of liquid to steel-cut oats is perfect. So I consider this a basic starting point recipe especially since salt and sweetener are omitted. I used 1 cup almond milk and 2 cups water (as the submitter suggested in the cook's notes). I also added chopped apples and cinnamon to top the oatmeal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2019
New to Instant Pot. First time cooking oats in it. Oats came out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2019
I added 4 cups water to 1 cup steel cut oats because that was ratio on the package. Excellent results! It was a little "watery" until I blended it together. The pressure cooker is definitely the way to go when preparing steel cut oats! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2019
This is a great simple recipe. I usually make a batch on Sunday and put them in individual jars to make morning breakfast a breeze. I add the toppings when I warm them up since each kid likes different oatmeal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2020
Turned out great. Just added some half 'n half, cinnamon and brown sugar. So easy--no stirring or sticking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2019
Came out pretty well. I added 3 Tablespoons of brown sugar only 2 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar free almond milk. Pretty tasty and like the texture. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2018
For me this is the perfect method for IP steel-cut oats. This is so much easier than stove top I now make them much more often than I used to. The liquid to oats ratio is the right consistency for me. And the time of 3 minutes is perfect. Other recipes call for 5 min or even up to 15 min! The oats start sticking to the pot after 5 minutes. They might seem a bit watery at first but they thicken quickly. And you can put your add-ins right in the pot if you'd like. If your IP isn't done releasing pressure after 10 minutes you can go ahead and release it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2019
Perfect consistency! I added a bit of salt in the water and then after it was cooked served it with a bit of brown sugar and fresh cut bananas. VERY TASTY!! Read More
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