We’re big fans of the Instant Pot, and how it turns what was once a lengthy and time-consuming cooking project into a fast and simple (yes, almost instant) process! Instant Pot Oatmeal is genuinely one of the quickest and easiest things you can make. Not only is it an ultimate comfort food, oatmeal is hearty and satisfying — a true “power breakfast”.
And, choosing to make your Instant Pot oatmeal using steel cut oats will provide even more nutritional benefits.
What are Steel Cut Oats?
The main difference between steel cut oats and quick oats lies in the processing. Steel cut oats are oat groats (an oat kernel without the husk) that have been cut into two or three pieces by a steel blade.
Are Steel Cut Oats High In Fiber?
Steel cut oats are good source of fiber, as 1/4-cup of uncooked steel cut oats contains 2 grams of soluble fiber and provides 15-percent of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recommended daily allowance.
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The benefit of Making Instant Pot Oatmeal
Steel cut oatmeal traditionally requires 30-40 minutes of hands-on stovetop cooking time. Compare that to the Instant Pot, which needs only 4 minutes of cooking time (plus approximately 10 minutes for the pressure to build). And, all you need to do is put the ingredients in the pot, set it, and walk away!
To make it a true breakfast of champions, try topping your Instant Pot Oatmeal with a superfood like blueberries, slices of banana (a great source of potassium) and pecans, which are high in magnesium.
Supplies Needed to Make Instant Pot Oatmeal
- Instant Pot Pot-in-Pot – This pan is essential when cooking recipes that might stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Tall Trivet Set– Use this handy too when cooking a recipe in the inner pot and second recipe (or part of a recipe, like rice) utilizing the pot-in-pot method
- Sling– You’ll want to have a sling when you use the pot-in-pot method, like when you make cheesecake.
- Instant Pot Inner Pot – I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in really handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
- 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners– This book comes in handy when you’re learning how to use your Instant Pot and experimenting with new recipes.
How to Make Instant Pot Oatmeal with Blueberries, Bananas and Pecans Step-by-Step
Step #1: Add vanilla almond milk, steel cut oats, and honey to your Instant Pot inner pot.
Step #2: Set manual pressure to 4 minutes. Make sure the release valve on lid is closed (not set to vent).
Step #3: After cooking time has elapsed, do a quick release, stir, and dish up into bowls.
Step #4: Top with blueberries, sliced bananas, and pecans (or the toppings of your choice), and enjoy!
More Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipes
For more tasty topping options, check out these other recipes for Instant Pot steel cut oats:
Don’t forget to check out all our other Instant Pot Oatmeal Variations. Some of our favorites are: Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats with Strawberries and Brown Sugar, Quick Oats with various toppings, Blueberry Banana Pecan Oatmeal with Blueberry Compote and Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats Banana Split.
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- 4 cups vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup banana, sliced
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- Add first 3 ingredients to Instant Pot inner pot.
- Set manual pressure to 4 minutes.
- After pressure cooking time has elapsed, do a quick release, stir and dish up into bowls.
- Top with choice of toppings and enjoy!
The pot-in-pot method works great too. Add 1 1/2 cups of water to the inner pot, set a trivet in the bottom of the pot, and mix ingredients up in a casserole dish that fits in the inner pot. Use a sling to lower the dish of oatmeal into the pot.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 78gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 8gSugar: 43gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 8g