Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal (Slow Cooker Option included)
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal takes only 4 minutes to pressure cook. Treat yourself to a hearty bowl of healthy and deliciously satisfying steel cut oats, without the fuss. Add your favorite toppings for the ultimate breakfast.
Prep Time: 2mins
Cook Time: 4mins
3cupswater or milk of your choice, plus more milk for serving
Add all ingredients into Instant Pot. Set to Pressure Cook high, for 4 minutes. Allow pressure cooker to do its own natural release after cook time. Do not move lid or try to release pressure yourself, as the oats need the natural release time to cook properly. You don't have to remove lid immediately once natural pressure is done; if desired, you can leave the finished oatmeal alone for an hour or so.
Carefully remove the lid and stir. If desired, add milk of your choice to your preferred consistency and stir well.
Serve warm steel cut oatmeal with your choice of honey, maple syrup, fruit, or nuts.
You can use half water and half milk of your choice, if desired. However, we've found that simply mixing in the milk after the oatmeal is finished works even better.I've made big batches of steel cut oatmeal to last several days. Leftover oatmeal can keep well covered airtight in fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to re-heat, be prepared to stir in extra water/milk, as the leftover oatmeal will likely have thickened up.The slow cooker requires more liquid. You'll need 4 parts liquid to 1 part steel cut oats. Cook on Low setting for no longer than 6-7 hours.Slow Cooker option: As slow cookers can tend to run hot on the bottom, you may need to cut the time down in order to prevent sticking/browning on the bottom of pot. It's even better if you're able to give it a quick stir during cooking. You can also stir in some milk once the oatmeal is done, to soften up the bottom and get your oatmeal to a creamy consistency.If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating ♡