Go Back
+ servings

Instant Pot Oatmeal - Steel Cut + ROLLED OATS

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal – light and fluffy steel cut oats cooked in an electric pressure cooker. Totally hands off cooking process and from start to finish takes about 30 minutes - see note below + ROLLED OATS.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, gluten free, Instant Pot, oatmeal, rolled oats, steel cut oats
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 246 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 cup steel cut oats use gluten free as needed
  • 3 cups almond milk can also use water if you prefer
  • Optional: cinnamon sweetener (honey, maple syrup) vanilla extract, pinch of salt
  • Toppings of your choice: berries chia seeds, nut butter, splash of milk





  1. To avoid sticking, lightly coat the inner pot of your Instant Pot with coconut oil or cooking spray.
  2. Add oats into the Instant Pot followed by milk.
    Top view of steel cut oats in a instant pot on a grey background
  3. Secure the lid and close the vent.
  4. Press the MANUAL (or PRESSURE COOKER for newer Instant Pot models) button and set to 4 minutes.
    Front view of Instant Pot steel cut oatmeal.
  5. After the oats finish cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally (about 10-15 minutes).
  6. After the pressure releases, open the lid and give the oatmeal a good stir. Any extra liquid will absorb as it cools.
  7. Add cinnamon, sweetener or other additions you like.
  8. Top oatmeal with fresh fruit, nut butter, a splash of milk, or any other toppings you like.


  1. I use 2 cups of Steel Cut Oats + 5 cups of milk or water and set to 5 minutes. I do NOT recommend making a larger batch at once as it causes the outer parts to burn when I tried.


  1. 3 cups of rolled oats + 5 1/2 cups of water - set for 4 minutes and allow to naturally release for 15-20 minutes. Stir.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

***COOK TIME: Totally hands off 4 minutes of cooking process but it takes time for the pressure cooker to come up to pressure and to let the instant pot release naturally for at least 12 minutes. I would plan for 30 minutes start to finish for this oatmeal to be on your table.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Oatmeal - Steel Cut + ROLLED OATS
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 9g36%
Protein 8g16%
* 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.