by Olena

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

by Olena

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats Recipe made perfectly creamy with a crunch. The biggest advantage of pressure cooker steel cut oatmeal is that you don't have to stir it.

You better believe me when I say I have tested this Instant Pot steel cut oats recipe about 7 times until I found a perfect method the way I like them – perfectly creamy with a crunch. Just like the photo suggests.

I’m not the biggest oatmeal fan, so when it comes to eating it, it’s truly “MY WAY or THE HIGHWAY” situation here. I turn into a true 5 year old when it comes to an oatmeal. To me, they can’t be undercooked and chewy or overcooked and mushy; oats gotta be cooked soft WITH a crunch.

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If your inner self is 5 years young like me, then my recipe is for you!

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats Recipe made perfectly creamy with a crunch. The biggest advantage of pressure cooker steel cut oatmeal is that you don't have to stir it.

Are Steel Cut Oats Better Than Any Other Oats?

Steel cut oats are the healthiest out of all types of oats because they are least processed. Oat groats are harvested and then cut into smaller pieces using steel blades, hence the name. A bowl of steel cut oatmeal will keep you full much longer than a bowl of oatmeal made with quick or rolled oats. After eating processed oats, I’m hungry an hour later, just like after a bowl of cereal.

What Are the Benefits of Using Instant Pot Vs. Stovetop

It would be only fair to warn you about pressure cooker steel cut oats – total cooking time is 20-25 minutes because pressure cooker needs to build up pressure. On the stove, steel cut oats take 30 minutes plus you have to bring them to a boil, stir and watch not to run.

So, Instant Pot ain’t a miracle appliance that cooks oatmeal in 3 minutes BUT you turn it on and walk away. Or even better, use Delay and set it up for the morning (since there is nothing to spoil in a pot sitting on a counter overnight). That’s a huge bonus!

Can I Use Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats?

Yes! That’s what I end up using a lot and actual cooking time is 6 minutes.

How to Make Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

  1. In Instant Pot, add oats and water. Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats Recipe made perfectly creamy with a crunch. The biggest advantage of pressure cooker steel cut oatmeal is that you don't have to stir it.
  2. Close the lid, set pressure vent to Sealing, press Pressure Cooking on High for 12 minutes and cancel/don’t turn on Keep WarmInstant Pot Steel Cut Oats Recipe made perfectly creamy with a crunch. The biggest advantage of pressure cooker steel cut oatmeal is that you don't have to stir it.
  3. When oatmeal is ready, display will say OFF. Turn pressure valve to Venting position to let pressure out. It will take 1-2 minutes and the process isn’t that smelly or messy. Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats Recipe made perfectly creamy with a crunch. The biggest advantage of pressure cooker steel cut oatmeal is that you don't have to stir it.
  4. When float valve is down, open the lid, add butter and stir until melted. Add milk and stir again.Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats Recipe made perfectly creamy with a crunch. The biggest advantage of pressure cooker steel cut oatmeal is that you don't have to stir it.Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats Recipe made perfectly creamy with a crunch. The biggest advantage of pressure cooker steel cut oatmeal is that you don't have to stir it.
  5. You will end up with your inner self 5 year old’s favourite porridge – creamy with a crunch.Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats Recipe made perfectly creamy with a crunch. The biggest advantage of pressure cooker steel cut oatmeal is that you don't have to stir it.
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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

5 from 2 reviews

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats Recipe made perfectly creamy with a crunch. The biggest advantage of pressure cooker steel cut oatmeal is that you don’t have to stir it.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups steel cut oats*
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. In Instant Pot, add oats and water. Close the lid, set pressure vent to Sealing, press Pressure Cooking on High for 12 minutes and cancel/don’t turn on Keep Warm. Display will say ON, Instant Pot will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure, then float valve will rise and countdown from 12 minutes will begin.
  2. When oatmeal is ready, display will say OFF. Turn pressure valve to Venting position to let pressure out. It will take 1-2 minutes and the process isn’t that smelly or messy.
  3. When float valve is down, open the lid, add butter and stir until melted. Add milk, stir and serve however you like it. That was easy!

Notes

*You can also use quick cooking steel cut oats with ratios 2 cups oats:3 cups water and cook for 6 minutes.

You can use Delay function, set oatmeal at night for -25 minutes your breakfast time, and wake up to freshly cooked steel cut oats.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

About Olena

Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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  1. Perfectly easy and yummy recipe that my whole family loved! Making mornings easier and with all the things you could possible mix in it won’t get stale on my menu! Thank you.

  2. Thank you for Olena for such an easy and tasty oats recipe! I love using Instant pot, thank you for easy instructions.