Looking for a breakfast that’s easy to make, but will keep you going on those busy weekday mornings? This Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats with Blueberries, Almonds and Honey recipe packs a big nutritional punch, thanks to the addition of superfoods like blueberries and almonds. Finishing it off with a drizzle of honey gives you a sweet dose of flavonoids and antioxidants. And, choosing to use steel cut oats, instead of rolled or quick oats, provides even more health 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. Since they are less processed than quick oats, they have a lower glycemic index (GI) number. This means they are digested more slowly and will provide sustained energy. Steel cut oats are also a good source of fiber, at 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 Steel Cut Oats
Traditional preparation of steel cut oats requires 30-40 minutes of cooking time. But in the Instant Pot, it’s done in just 4 minutes (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!
One Tip for Cleaning Your Instant Pot
While cooking steel cut oats in the Instant Pot is quick and easy, it can leave behind stubborn stains and build-up. Here’s an easy solution for returning the Instant Pot inner liner (the stainless steel pot) to its original sparkling state.
How to Make Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats with Blueberries, Almonds and Honey Step-by-Step
Step #1: Add vanilla almond milk, steel cut oats and honey to the 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 almonds and honey (or the toppings of your choice). Enjoy!
More Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats Recipes
Hungry for more tasty topping options? Check out some of our other recipes for making 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, almonds and honey