Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats for a Fast + Healthy Breakfast
A big thanks to Richard for getting me to rediscover steel cut oats for breakfast!
I had not prepared them in a long long time. Why?
Because they take a good 40 min to prepare from start to finish.
Not exactly a quick breakfast, especially when you wake up hungry!
Also, the pot gets this foamy, sticky stuff on it that rather bothered me…so off the menu they went.
But, no surprise here…Instant Pot to the rescue.
It still takes a good 30 minutes to cook the oats, however it’s the one step deal that’s so great…throw your ingredients in the pot, set the timer and forget about it.
Literally walk away, and come back when you’re ready to eat. So easy.
And, they cook up perfectly, just the right texture, firm but soft, not sticky or foamy or clumpy. Perfect indeed.
Jazz your oats up with some of the flavouring ideas I’ve added below for a whole new take on this old stand in meal. Delish delish!
Have a great week everyone!
Here’s the printable recipe…
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
- vegetable oil for greasing
- 1 cup steel cut oats (not the quick cook variety)
- 2 1/2 cups water
- dash salt
- dash cinnamon
- Spray pot with oil or add a tsp to pot and use a paper towel to spread around entire pot.Add oats, water, salt and cinnamon to the pot.Give it a quick stir to combine.
- Lock on lid and turn pressure vavle to sealing.Press Porridge mode and adjust timer to 4 minutes (high pressure).
- When done, allow pot to run on natural pressure release for 20 minutes.
- Open lid and give the oats a good stir.Spoon into bowls and serve topped with sliced fruit, berries and nuts of your choice.To sweeten add a drizzle of maple syrup!
*this recipe was featured at:
10 Yummy Breakfasts @ Ginger Snap Crafts
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I love that these do not have any added sugar in them!
no sugar needed in my opinion, if you add a pinch of salt before cooking. It keeps them from being bland and just adding the fruit and nuts gives the oats plenty of flavour. However I do love adding a light drizzle of maple syrup when using bananas, it just goes so well together. thanks for dropping in
what a healthy sort of diet this sound great and perfect to start the day
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yes its a really good breakfast choice, give it a try! thanks for dropping in and I shall check out your blog!
This looks like the perfect way to cook a large quantity of oats. I’ll use your recipe next time I make them. Thanks!
I haven’t tried doubling or tripling recipe but I think its certainly doable, there’s plenty of space in the pot! Hope it works out
My husband eats steel-cut oats every day. I can’t wait to try this out!
you must! easy and great turnout! enjoy and thanks for dropping in
I need to start eating more breakfasts like this 🙂 Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at The Weekly Link Up.
I make this once a week, as it makes enough for about 3 servings/ breakfasts. Stores well in the fridge and reheats beautifully!. Thanks for dropping in and for hosting a great weekly link up
Looks delicious, and really healthy too. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned.
What a great recipe for a great breakfast! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,461!
Your Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats look delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,476.
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I need an instant pot – Thanks for sharing at the what’s for dinner party. I hope you’re enjoying your weekend.
Wow. That looks heavenly, I’d love to try this!
I really love making the oats in the Instant pot, they turn out perfect! Thanks for dropping in and taking the time to leave a comment, much appreciated