Instant Pot Three Minute Steel Cut Oats Recipe

February 28, 2018

Instant Pot Three Minute Steel Cut Oats

Hello friends.  I hope you are all having a good week.  Don't you just love eating oatmeal on a cold winter morning?  I love how it just warms you up.

One of the things that I asked for this past Christmas was an Instant Pot.  It's all the rage right now and people are calling it the wonder pot because it can do so many things in one pot.  It is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, it saute's, and it even makes yogurt.

I am so happy with my Instant Pot and I've made a few recipes in it.  I even made enough soup to eat for dinner and then freeze for another time.

Once you read the manual that is included with the pot and experiment a little you will love using it.  I love that I can make oatmeal, soups, and even pasta and meatballs so fast.

The model I received is Instant Pot IP-DUO60 V2.  This pot holds about 6 quarts which is the perfect size to use for my family.

My first recipe I made in it was the Three Minute Steel Cut Oats.  The recipe is available in the Instant Pot recipe book that was included with the pot.

Below is what the oatmeal looked like when it was done cooking.  The oatmeal will thicken up within a few minutes.  I added some cinnamon and almond milk on top of mine.  The second time I made the oatmeal I added cut up apples, and little bit of quinoa to the recipe.  You can experiment and add as much or little ingredients that you like.

Steel Cuts Oats After Cooking for Three Minutes

The recipe makes enough for 4 servings.  My husband and I had enough oatmeal to eat for two times.  I did not follow the recipe completely from the booklet and left out a few ingredients.  I made the recipe to our liking.

If you like oatmeal and have the Instant Pot I'm sure you will love this oatmeal for your next breakfast.

Below I have available the Instant Pot Three Minute Steel Cut Oats recipe that I adapted to my liking.  (Not what was in the booklet).

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Instant Pot Three Minute Steel Cut Oats
This oatmeal recipe only takes three minutes to cook in the Instant Pot.
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • to taste cinnamon
  • non stick spray
Add the water, milk, oats, and raisins to the pressure cooker. Lock on the lid. Use Instant Pot "Manual" function to cook for 3 minutes. When time is up, let the pressure come down and open the pot. Carefully remove the lid, tilting it away from you. Check to see if the oats are cooked enough. If not, lock on the lid and let sit for 5-10 minutes without any heat, during which time it will continue cooking. The remove the lid. Stir and add cinnamon and anything else you like. Refrigerate leftovers. This will last four days in the refrigerator. You can also feeze this in breakfast sized portions.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all enjoy this easy to make oatmeal recipe in the Instant Pot.  

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  1. I do love oatmeal in the mornings! This is amazing that it cooks so quickly in the IP!

  2. My favorite breakfast is oatmeal and a banana. I've heard of those instant pots but have yet to buy one. They seem very useful and I also like the convenience of the fast cook times.
    xx Beca

  3. Love that instant pot that makes oatmeal that fast!!! I don't own one but maybe I need to look into that! xo Diana

  4. hot oatmeal in cold mornings are refreshing..

  5. Hi Julie,
    I bought one of these for my daughter and she loves it. She uses her instapot everyday. I think I may have to invest and get one for myself. Happy Thursday.
    I am wearing my white pretty scarf today. It is raining now but I have to go out and snow is coming this afternoon so I will use my pretty scarf you gifted me today. Thank you again so much.

  6. This sounds interesting...I will have to look the Instant Pot up and then throw hints at my husband as a gift idea!

  7. Ok, you've convinced me Julie. I'm getting an instapot lol


  8. Hi Julie, I know they are the latest rage. I use my electric pressure cooker for many things too. They are so handy. Oatmeal is such a great breakfast food. Enjoy your new toy. Thanks for your visit about Miss Lola’s latest outing. Hugs

  9. Hi Julie,

    Your oatmeal recipe sounds delicious. Although I like oatmeal, especially with apples and cinnamon, I rarely crave it. I'm trying to eat healthier breakfasts instead of my usual cakes and muffins, despite them being homemade. Thanks for sharing your review on the instapot!

    Happy weekend,

  10. They are all the rage! I'd love to get one to experiment with recipes too. I do love me some oatmeal in the morning. :)

  11. I truly have been feeling left out since I don't have an instant pot, I really liked hearing about yours...I just don't want any more counter often do you use it? I do use my slow cooker all the time, mainly because I like to prep dinner in the am when I have a lot of energy! I've never had a pressure cooker, so I guess I don't really understand this new concept. Do you think the flavors develop in foods cooked this way?

  12. I can back for another look, Julie. I bought an Instant Pot for my daughter for Christmas and she loves it. I'm just not sure if I would put it to good use or not? Having steel cut oatmeal that quickly is amazing!!

  13. Great idea making oats in an instapot! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

  14. Your Steel Cut Oats look delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. I eat oatmeal almost every morning, and this sounds really good. Should I get an Instant Pot? Maybe I should! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend!

  16. I love oatmeal. Don't have an instant pot. though, so I'll have to do this the traditional way...Thank you for sharing the recipe at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  17. This is brilliant! My husband eats steel cut oats every morning for breakfast. We'll be trying your recipe tomorrow morning.

    1. Thanks, I hope you enjoy using this recipe for your breakfast Lisa.