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.
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.
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.
- 4 cups vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- ¼ cup honey
- Choice of toppings — pictured is blueberries, banana and pecans.