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Instant Pot® Steel-Cut Oats

Rated as 4.89 out of 5 Stars

"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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30 m servings 300
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Combine water and oats in an electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 300 calories; 5 54 10 0 11 Full nutrition

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New to Instant Pot. First time cooking oats in it. Oats came out great.

This was cooked perfectly! Trying to eat healthier just got a lot easier. The oatmeal was tender but not mushy.

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...

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 di...

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...

SO EASY!!!! Oats do not get mushy at all in the Instant Pot - really good.

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!!

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.

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 consistenc...