Instant Pot Oatmeal makes cooking breakfast a breeze because the entire process is hands-off. It’s the perfect breakfast for busy weekday mornings and will keep you feeling full and satisfied until lunch!
I mentioned in this post how I’m trying to eat healthier and get in shape for our wedding this summer. Update – I’m actually signed up for that spinning class – It is happening this weekend. And, while I’ll normally take down at least two glasses of wine during an episode of Real Housewives, I’m cutting back there too… So, yes! Making some serious strides here…
But I’ve come to the realization that there’s something else I can try – Eating breakfast. For the past ten years, I can only tell you a handful of times that I’ve actually eaten breakfast on a weekday. Usually my breakfast is a cup of coffee, followed by a green juice. But, of course, we’ve all heard the benefits of eating a sensible breakfast, getting your day off to a proper start, and setting the base for your eating habits for the day. But herein presents another challenge – I don’t even make time to brew a cup of coffee in the morning. Instead, I suffer through the pot of sub-par work coffee in the breakroom…
But here’s the deal. The Instant Pot is changing my life!
What if I told you that you could prep your breakfast in 1 minute, press a button and then hop into the shower, get dressed and then be greeted by a bowl of steaming hot Instant Pot Oatmeal? It’s true!
While the Instant Pot doesn’t make everything in an “instant” it does make cooking so much easier and hands-free. In this case, this Instant Pot Oatmeal is much faster than preparing steel cuts oats in the traditional stovetop method, but you also have to take into account the time for the Instant Pot to come to pressure and then release that pressure (that’s my shower, makeup-beautification time).
So – traditionally, steel cut oats would take 40 minutes on the stovetop. All that time, you need to babysit and stir them. Instant Pot steel cut oatmeal needs only 4 minutes of cooking time, but add to that 10 minutes for the pressure to build and about 10 minutes for the pressure to release, and you’re looking at about 25 minutes from start-to-finish.
For me – That’s perfect! It gives me just enough time to get ready in the morning and then I can come back downstairs to a hearty bowl of Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal that’s ready for me to dress up. The Instant Pot will even keep your oats warm if it took you a bit longer than normal to find the perfect outfit…
How to Make Instant Pot Oatmeal:
- Spray the liner of your Instant Pot with a bit of cooking spray – This prevents sticking a makes cleanup much easier!
- Add your Steel Cut Oats – I’m a huge fan of the Bob’s Red Mill brand, they’ve even won several world championships for their oatmeal, it’s just that good.
- Top off with your liquid of choice – I’m using vanilla almond milk to give my oats a ton of flavor right from the get-go, but you could also use water. Do NOT use regular milk as it can scorch during the cooking process.
That’s it. Set it (to high pressure for 4-minutes) and forget it. Then dress it up with all of your favorite toppings. On this particular day I topped my bowl with some fresh raspberries, bananas, coconut flakes (also from my beloved Bob’s Red Mill) and a drizzle of honey. It’s also delicious with a bit of nut butter swirled in and some cocoa powder sprinkled on top.
How would you dress up your bowl of Instant Pot Oatmeal? I’d love to hear in the comments below!
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Instant Pot Oats Recipe
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Cooking spray
- 2 cups Bob's Red Mill steel cut oats
- 5 cups vanilla almond milk (or water (do NOT use dairy milk - it will burn))
- Pinch of salt (optional)
- Lightly coat Instant Pot with cooking spray.
- Add oats, almond milk, and salt to Instant Pot.
- Make sure your sealing ring is in place on the lid. Lock the lid onto Instant Pot and set the steam release knob to the "sealing" position.
- Press the "manual" button and set Instant Pot for high pressure for 4 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes for Instant Pot to come to full pressure, then the display will show a countdown timer.
- Once the 4 minutes are up, allow the pressure to release naturally. It will take about 10-12 minutes, then the float valve will drop. Open the lid and stir the oatmeal, adding additional milk if you would like a thinner consistency.
- Serve topped with fresh fruit, coconut flakes, honey, or any other toppings you enjoy.
I teamed up with Bob’s Red Mill to bring you this post. I’m a huge fan of their products and use them regularly. As always, all opinions are my own.