Steel Cut Oatmeal in a bowl with blueberries, bananas and almonds.
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
24 mins
Total Time
29 mins

Creamy, hearty Steel Cut Oatmeal made in the slow cooker in half the time it takes to make it on the stove top. Easy, mess free!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot, oatmeal, steel cut oatmeal
Servings: 6
Calories: 206 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 6 cups water
  1. Combine the steel cut oats and water in the bowl of a 6-quart Instant Pot and stir. (If using a smaller machine, I recommend cutting the recipe ingredients in half.)
  2. Secure the lid and turn the steam release valve at the top to sealing.
  3. Press the Manual or Pressure Cook button, then set the cook time to 6 minutes on high pressure. The Instant Pot will read "ON" as it comes to pressure, approximately 10 minutes.
  4. When the oats are finished cooking, allow the pressure to naturally release, approximately 15 minutes.
  5. Once the pressure has released, turn the steam release valve to "venting" to release any remaining pressure.
  6. Carefully remove the lid and stir the oats to incorporate any water that is sitting on the top. Your oats may seem a little loose but will thicken up as they sit.
  7. Serve warm with your favorite toppings, if desired.
  8. Leftover oats can be stored in individual containers in the fridge for up to a week or frozen for up to 2 months.
Recipe Notes

Recipe can be made up to a week in advance and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 13mg1%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Protein 9g18%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.