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Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot

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Starting off the day with Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot is perfection. Not only is this a hearty and healthy food choice but it's one that will fuel your body and give you energy for the day as well. And since you're able to use your Instant Pot, you no longer have to wait for overnight steel cut oats.

If you're a fan of all things oatmeal, make certain to check out our Oatmeal with Blueberries Instant Pot as well!

Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot

It's crazy to think about how much time we wasted in the past cooking up oatmeal overnight. Who knew that the Instant Pot would cut that time down to less than 45 minutes total?

Now that I know I can have my oatmeal in a few short minutes after waking up, I'm never going to be going back to my old methods, ever again.

Supplies Used To Make Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats in the Morning

Ingredients for Quick Cooking Steel Cuts Oats in the Instant Pot

  • steel-cut oats
  • water 
  • Greek yogurt (or coconut yogurt)
  • chia seeds
  • real maple syrup
  • strawberries
  • fresh blueberries
steel cut oats with berries and yogurt

What is the difference between steel cut oats and rolled oats?

It all comes down to the texture. Rolled oats tend to soak up more liquid and can become mushier throughout the cooking process while steel cut oats will stay firmer and have a more tough consistency.

What are the benefits of steel cut oats?

There are many benefits of eating steel cut oats but you'll find that people who are looking to eat healthier and cut down on their weight will choose oats because they're full of fiber and help them feel and stay full longer.

Is it OK to eat steel cut oats every day?

If you want to eat them, eat them. And since they're so delicious and versatile to make, you can easily alter the flavor and the taste so that every bowl tastes different, too.

What toppings can you put on top of oatmeal?

Really anything that you'd want. Fresh fruit is always an amazing choice but you could easily add greek yogurt, a sprinkle of brown sugar, shredded coconut, mini chocolate chips, or more.

This is why you should try out different toppings to see what your tastebuds will like.

Tips For Making Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

The biggest thing to remember when making this steel cut oats recipe is that you're not going to want to forget to spray the inside of the Instant Pot with nonstick cooking spray.

Other than that, this simple breakfast recipe is simple, easy, and delicious!

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Yield: 6 servings

Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot

Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot

Love oatmeal? You're going to love making these steel cut oats in the Instant Pot!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  1. Start by spraying the inside of the Instant Pot with cooking spray so that the oats won't stick.
  2. Add the steel cut oats and water into the Instant Pot and stir. Put on the lid and lock, then turn to the sealing position.
  3. Push the manual button and turn to high. Put the cooking time to 10 minutes.
  4. As the oats are cooking in the Instant Pot, mix the yogurt, maple syrup, and chia seeds. Set aside.
  5. Once the oats are done in the Instant Pot, turn off. Let pressure release naturally for 15 minutes, and then do a quick release.
  6. Take off the lid and stir. Put the oats into bowls but put more oats on one side than the other. Add the yogurt mixture to the other side of the bowl.
  7. Add on the fruit and maple syrup. Enjoy.


Buy store-bought yogurt, or use this Instant Pot almond milk yogurt recipe.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 228Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 4mgSodium 82mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 6gSugar 9gProtein 13g

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