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Instant pot steel cut oats in a bowl

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Cooking steel cut oats in the Instant Pot is THE way to getting creamy and rich oats, quick, and easy!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword easy breakfast, pressure cooker, quick
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 153kcal
Cost $1


  • Instant Pot or pressure cooker


  • 1 cup oats
  • 3 cups water or almond milk
  • salt large pinch
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Heat butter on sauté mode in Instant Pot. Add oats and toast until butter is absorbed and fragrant.
  • Add water or almond milk and cover. Cook Manual High Pressure 6 minutes. Naturally release 10-15 minutes, then Quick Release.
  • Divide into bowls, add any toppings (optional), and serve.


  • Sautéing in butter: Important to add flavor to oats. 
  • Extra rich, creamy oats: Top with a couple tablespoons of heavy cream or half and half.
  • Buy regular steel cut oats, not the quick cooking type.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 236mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 11g