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Steel Cut Oats - 6 Ways - healthy make-ahead steel cut oatmeal just perfect for busy mornings. Best of all, instructions to make in the Instant Pot pressure cooker or the stove-top and easy to customize with your favorite flavors. Flavors include Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry Almond, Carrot Cake, Peanut Butter Banana, Pumpkin and Strawberry Overnight Oatmeal.

Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oats

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, gluten free, how to make steel cut oats, steel cut oats, strawberry steel cut oats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 468 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 cup steel cut oats , use gluten free as needed
  • 3 cups almond milk , can also use water if you prefer
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots (about 1 medium carrot)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup , honey or low carb liquid sweetener of choice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts OR pecans
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut , divided plus more for garnish



  1. Combine oats, liquid and grated carrots in a medium pot over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and a gentle simmer. Do not leave unattended.

  2. Continue simmering until thickened and desired creaminess, about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally and scraping along the bottom of the pan to prevent sticking. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in cinnamon, ginger, cloves, maple syrup, vanilla, nuts and coconut.

  4. Divide into bowls and top each with more coconut, nuts and milk, if desired.


  1. To avoid sticking, lightly coat the inner pot of your Instant Pot with coconut oil or cooking spray.

    Add oats into the Instant Pot followed by liquid. Stir in the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and carrots into the Instant Pot along with the oats and liquid. Secure the lid and close the vent.

  2. Press the MANUAL (or PRESSURE COOKER for newer Instant Pot models) button and set to 4 minutes.

    After the oats finish cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally (about 10-15 minutes).

  3. After the pressure releases, open the lid and give the oatmeal a good stir. Any extra liquid will absorb as it cools. Stir in the maple syrup, coconut and chopped nuts.

    Divide into bowls and top each with more coconuts, nuts and milk, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oats
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 17g34%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.