Instant Pot Steel-Cut Oats

Instant Pot Steel-Cut Oats

Background and History:

Steel-cut oats have a long history of being a hearty and nutritious breakfast staple. Traditionally, they’re made by chopping whole oat groats into small pieces, preserving their nutritional value and delivering a delicious, nutty flavor.

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes (plus time for the Instant Pot to pressurize)


  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • Fresh fruits, nuts, or seeds for toppings


  • Add steel-cut oats, water, and salt to the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid, set the vent to sealing, and select the “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” mode for 10 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully switch the vent to “Venting” to release any remaining pressure.
  • Stir in honey or maple syrup if desired.
  • Serve your Instant Pot Steel-Cut Oats hot with your favorite toppings like fresh fruits, nuts, or seeds.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving, without toppings)

  • Calories: 150
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Fat: 2g


  • Steel-cut oats provide a fantastic source of fiber and have a lower glycemic index compared to rolled oats.
  • Customize your oats with various toppings such as sliced bananas, berries, chopped nuts, or a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • This Instant Pot method ensures a convenient and creamy oatmeal consistency.

Allergy Warning:

Please be cautious of any allergies to specific ingredients. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.

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