Best Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal

Best Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal


  • 2 3/4 cup water or green tea or a mix of water and milk, almond milk or apple juice or cider (use half water and half of other liquid)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • an additional 1/2 cup water or milk, optional
  • Fruit or dried fruit of choice, optional
  • Nuts of choice, optional
  • Cinnamon sugar (here’s my homemade) or other sweetener, optional
  • Milk for serving, optional


Add the 2 3/4 cups of liquid to the Instant Pot. Add salt to taste. Slowly sprinkle oats over water. Do not mix. Set the Instant Pot to High Pressure, 4 minutes. When finished allow to go to Keep Warm function for 20 minutes and up to two hours.

When finished, open lid, gently stir and then add an addition 1/2 cup of milk or water for creamier oatmeal. Garnish with fruit, dried fruit, nuts, sweetener, and additional milk, if desired.

To set for an overnight delay, only use water or green tea as your liquid: Select Manual (pressure cooking) and set to high pressure, 4 minute cooking time. Within 10 seconds, press the timer button. Use the +/- keys to set your delay time.


  • Use your judgment on the salt. Steel Cut Oats can be very dull without a bit of salt.
  • Delayed Cooking works with my Instant Pot Duo60. Your Instant Pot may vary.

Keywords: Brealfast or Brunch, Instant Pot, Oatmeal

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