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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

rate this recipe:
4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Serves 4
This Instant Pot steel-cut oats recipe is my favorite way to cook oatmeal! It's quick, easy, and hands-off, and the oats turn out perfectly every time. Pile them with toppings like nuts and fresh fruit for a delicious healthy breakfast!


  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • cups water
  • Desired toppings such as almond butter, blueberries, banana slices, chopped pecans, chopped almonds, and/or hemp seeds
  • Maple syrup, for drizzling, optional


  • Combine the steel-cut oats and water in a 6-quart (or smaller) Instant Pot. Secure the lid and Pressure Cook on High for 10 minutes.
  • Allow the Instant Pot to release pressure naturally. This will take about 20 minutes. When the float valve drops, remove the lid and stir the oats (there will be some water separation - that’s ok).
  • Serve with desired toppings. See the blog post above for suggestions.