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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Cook this Healthy & Creamy Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats (Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats) in 30 mins. Make-ahead or set it overnight. Make perfect oatmeal without babysitting the pot!
Servings 2
Total Time 30 mins



  • *Overnight Option - Hot and Ready Overnight Steel Cut Oats: Pour everything in the night before and set the delay timer to roughly 30 minutes before you wake up the next morning.
  • Pressure Cook Steel Cut Oats: Add 80g (½ cup) steel cut oats in Instant Pot. Pour in 313ml (1¼ cup) to 375ml (1½ cup) cold water and make sure all the steel cut oats are submerged in the water. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 10 minutes, then Full Natural Release (~12 minutes). Open the lid carefully.
  • Thicken Steel Cut Oats: The steel cut oats will look watery when you first open the lid. Give it a few quick stir with a silicone spatula to combine and thicken the steel cut oats.
  • Serve: For a basic recipe, drizzle maple syrup on the steel cut oats and serve :)


1. Serving Portion: ¼ cup (40g) of steel cut oats per person without any additional toppings for breakfast can keep us full for roughly 3 hours. 
2. Double the Recipe: You can double or triple the recipe by using the same Oats:Water Ratio without changing the cooking time.
3. Maximum Amount of Steel Cut Oats: Do not fill your pressure cooker more than half way full with steel cut oats, as it is a foamy food.
4. Creamier Steel Cut Oats: The longer you cook the Steel Cut Oats, the creamier it will get, but you'll lose some of the chewiness texture.
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Author: Amy + Jacky
Calories: 154kcal


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 7mg | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.7mg