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Instant Pot Oatmeal (yes, it’s that easy!)

Learn to make Instant Pot oatmeal in no time! It’s as easy as pouring in the oatmeal and water, and pressing a button. The Instant Pot can transform your mornings, giving you more time to enjoy a delicious breakfast (or snack).

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So I have to admit that for the majority of my life, I didn’t like oatmeal. Or at least, I didn’t think I did. I tried it every time my husband made it, but the texture never did it for me. But one day, as I was rushing to do a video shoot, I stopped at Panera Bread and oatmeal was literally all I could find to eat. So I tried it, and from that point I was hooked!

If you don’t like oatmeal, maybe you just haven’t found it YOUR way yet. I learned that I like my oatmeal more firm, as my husband likes his more watered down. I also found that I like steel cut oats way better than regular oats. And I love to add strawberries, dates, cinnamon, coconut flakes and flax seed. Yum!

When I first started eating oatmeal, I made it on the stove. But after forgetting about it, having it boil over and cleaning the stove a few too many times, I made the switch to the Instant Pot and I’m glad I did. It’s SO easy. In just 6-8 minutes, you’ll have fresh, hot oatmeal ready to top with your favorites and enjoy. This also helps a lot when you’re getting ready for work in the morning!

Here are a few of my favorite combos for Instant Pot Oatmeal:

  • strawberries, flax seed, chopped dates, coconut flakes and cinnamon (shown below)
  • vegan chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and peanut butter
  • dates, pecans, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar
  • bananas, blueberries, and maple syrup

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To make this recipe for Instant Pot Oatmeal:

First, add the steel cut oats and the water to the Instant Pot. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, press the “Porridge” button and make sure the knob on the top of the lid is set to Sealing (not venting). The Instant Pot will turn on and start to build pressure. After about 10 minutes, the timer will automatically set to 6 minutes.

After the 6 minutes are done, it will need to sit for an additional 6-8 minutes to release the pressure (you will see the L0:02, etc. on the screen which means it is releasing pressure). After the pressure is released, remove the lid. (Note: If the pressure is not released, you won’t be able to open it). Alternatively, instead of using the Porridge function, you can set it on Manual mode and set it for 6 minutes.

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That’s it! Stir the oatmeal and add it to a bowl, then add toppings of your choice. My favorite is chopped up strawberries and dates, with flax seed or coconut flakes and cinnamon. Yum!

This recipe makes 2-3 servings, depending on the amount of toppings you add. You can easily double the recipe and use the same cooking time. I usually make double or triple the batch and eat it for breakfast every day throughout the work week. It will store in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-6 days.

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Instant Pot Oatmeal (yes, it’s that easy!)

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Learn to make Instant Pot oatmeal in no time! This amazing piece of kitchen equipment can transform your mornings, giving you more time for a delicious breakfast (or snack).

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats (or regular oats)
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups water, depending how how thick you like your oatmeal
  • Topping choices: strawberries, bananas, blueberries, apples, pears, chopped dates, cinnamon, flax seed, flax seed, coconut flakes, peanut butter, maple syrup or agave, all kinds of nuts, vegan chocolate chips, etc.

Instructions

Add steel cut oats and water to the Instant Pot. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and press the “Porridge” button and make sure the knob on the top of the lid is set to Sealing (not venting). The Instant Pot will turn on and start to build pressure. After about 10 minutes, the timer will automatically set to 6 minutes. After the 6 minutes are done, it will need to sit for an additional 6-8 minutes to release the pressure (you will see the L0:02, etc. on the screen which means it is releasing pressure on low heat). After the pressure is released, remove the lid. (Note: If the pressure is not released, you won’t be able to open it). Alternatively, you can set it on Manual mode and set it for 6 minutes.

Add the oatmeal to a bowl, and add toppings of choice. It will store in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-6 days.

Notes

Note: You may need to experiment to see how you prefer your oatmeal consistency. 3 cups of water will lend to a more watery oatmeal, but 2 1/2 cups water (or even a little less) will result in a firmer oatmeal.

This recipe makes 2-3 servings, depending on the amount of toppings you add. You can easily double the recipe and use the same cooking time. I usually make double or triple the batch and eat it for breakfast every day.

 

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7 Comments

  • What is the instal-pot time setting for doubling the oatmeal recipe? I’m still cooking at 9 minutes.

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    • Hi James, to double the recipe, I set it for the same time as a single recipe and it still cooks the same. =)

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  • I followed your instructions, 1 cup oatmeal, 2 1/2 cups water, porridge setting etc. and now the entire bottom of my instant pot has burned on oatmeal that I can’t get out, not even on the Saute setting with hot water.

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    • Hi I’m sorry it didn’t work out. I think soaking the pot will get it off, at least that has always worked for me. Different brands/temperatures of pressure cookers might give different results, but this recipe always works perfectly for me. Maybe try more water next time. 🙂

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  • GERALDING possibly did not set the Instant Pot to sealing. There is no way you could burn oatmeal if the pressure was sealed.

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  • Could you put cut-up apple chincks in with oatmeal and water?

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    • I haven’t tried that. They may end up being a bit mushy, but it’s worth a try! =)

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