A warm breakfast has never been easier than with Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats! Only a handful of ingredients including steel cut oats, milk, cinnamon, maple syrup, and coconut oil, and 4 minutes in the Instant Pot.
Did you know that you can make steel cut oats in the Instant Pot?! I’ve made oatmeal in the slow cooker a number of times, and I love waking up to oatmeal that is already made for me. However, I don’t regularly think ahead enough to make it the night before.
Making oatmeal on the stovetop, however, isn’t always practical as I try to manage everyone’s mornings. Between making the boys breakfasts, packing lunches, and getting everyone ready for the day, a bowl of old fashioned oatmeal isn’t always in the cards. That’s why these Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats have been a lifesaver for me!
Steel Cut Oats
Milk – I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but you can use whatever kind you like best
The ingredients in these steel cut oats made in the Instant Pot are pretty basic ingredients. I bet you have most of them already!
This really is such a simple recipe! You basically dump all of the ingredients into your Instant Pot, and cook on manual HIGH for 4 minutes. Then you let the pressure naturally release for 15 minutes, release it completely, and it’s ready to be served. Don’t be alarmed if you open the lid and there’s liquid on top. Simply stir it all together and I promise – it will be absorbed by the oats.
I enjoy my steel cut oats topped with sliced bananas, almonds or pecans, and either a dollop of nut butter or a drizzle of maple syrup. If you’ve never added nut butter (I prefer almond or peanut butter) to your oatmeal, give it a try! Not only is it delicious, but it adds a punch of protein that will keep you satisfied for hours.
I made a batch of this Instant Pot oatmeal for us all to enjoy one morning, and then to re-heat for breakfast throughout the week. To reheat the oatmeal, you will want to add some additional liquid, as the oats will soak all of it up while in the refrigerator. I like to add about 3-4 tbsp of milk before I microwave it, and then a little bit more to reach my preferred consistency. Delicious!
Overnight Steel Cut Oats from Well Plated