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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Cook Steel Cut Oats in your Instant Pot pressure cooker and enjoy them in less time with less mess. These little pre portioned cooked oats make meal planning breakfast super easy, store in the fridge to enjoy during the week ahead or freeze them up to 3 months.

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  1. In the inner stainless steel pot of the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker add the steel cut oats, water, cinnamon and  vanilla. Stir to combine.

  2. Place the lid on with the pressure release valve pointing to the sealed position.

  3. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Your instant pot will take a few minutes to come to pressure before the 4 minutes will start to count down. After the 4 minutes, let your Instant Pot do a natural release of steam for 10 minutes. 

  4. Gently remove the lid and stir in the maple syrup for sweetness. Top with fresh fruit, nuts and seeds. Serve with more maple syrup and milk. Enjoy!

  5. If freezing the cooked oats, lightly spray a muffin tin and scoop 1/2 cup portions of the cooked oats and place into each spot in the muffin tin. Freeze for 2+ hours until solid. Gently release each one from the muffin tin by letting them sit at room temp for a few minutes before releasing each one. Store in a freezer storage bag up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

Do not do a quick release when cooking steel cut oats in a pressure cooker, the valve will get all gunked up with the oats.