Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Steel cut oats with dried cranberry in a brown bowl

A warm and healthy breakfast and the best kickstart for your day!

Vegan friendly meal you can get in only 24 minutes total!

Steel cut oats with dried cranberry in a brown bowl

Budget-friendly, simple, and easy to make recipe of steel cut oats. And the best part? Making them in the Instant Pot makes the entire process hands-free.

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What can I use instead of Steel Cut Oats?

You can use Rolled Oats as well as both rolled oats and steel-cut oats are high in protein, fiber, and nutrients and are a healthy choice.

Steel-cut oats are better than rolled oats.. It's just that it takes a longer time to cook them.

That’s where the Instant Pot comes in!

What else I can add to my recipe?

Use soy milk, almond milk or any nut milk instead of water.

The oats will be a bit watery when you remove the lid from the pot, but they will continue to thicken over time, so don't worry.

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

How much water to use?

For this recipe I used 4.5 cups of water.

Use 4 cups of water if you want thick mixture and 5 cups of water if you want thin mixture.

Can I re-heat the recipe?

Steel-cut oatmeal also reheats beautifully, meaning you can make a big batch, then enjoy healthy leftovers all week long.

What can I add for toppings?

Once your oats are cooked, you can customize your bowl with anything you desire.

Drizzle honey

Fresh fruits

Dried Fruit

Chocolate chips

How to make

Gather the two magical ingredients.

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Add your oats into the instant pot.

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Add in some water.

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Mix the oats well and set the pot to High Pressure for 4 minutes.

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Do a Natural Release afterward.

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Dish out & enjoy 🙂

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Steel cut oats with dried cranberry in a brown bowl

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Looking for a healthier breakfast? Then try these Instant Pot oats…
4.56 from 9 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oats, Steel Cut Oats
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 4.5 cups water


  • Add water and steel cut oats into the Instant Pot and stir.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, wait for a natural release (At least for 20 minutes).
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 206kcal Carbohydrates: 35g Protein: 9g Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 1mg Fiber: 6g Calcium: 27mg Iron: 2mg


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6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

  1. 5 stars
    I use similar recipe but add 1 tsp. Vanilla and 1tsp. Cinnamon, and cook overnight in slow cooker. Delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    Steel Cut Oats aren't just for breakfast any more. I use your basic recipe and I add garlic, green onions and lots of fresh jalapeños. Colman's dried mustard and turmeric are very tasty as well.

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