Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

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Make easy steel cut oats in Instant Pot. You can set timer for overnight oatmeal, use quick cooking oats and use any milk.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: North American


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


  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!


*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.

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