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Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe

Two white bowls filled with oatmeal and topped with peanut butter, honey, blackberries, and cinnamon. Oats and blackberries are scattered on a white background where the bowls sit and a white and grey polka dot towel is visible behind the bowls. A jar of Wild Friends peanut butter is visible behind the bowls with a silver spoon inside.

 

Is Oatmeal Healthy?

Hello there my friend! I hope you like oatmeal because I have this Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe ready for you today!

I know oatmeal is one of those foods you either love or hate; fortunately for me, I absolutely love a good bowl of oatmeal.

Growing up my Granny always ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and mashed banana in it for breakfast.


I thought it was the grossest thing I had ever seen until I got older and my mom started making oatmeal for breakfast in the winter.

Mom put heavy whipping cream, sugar, and peanut butter in her steel cut oats and it was the best breakfast I had ever tasted!

So let’s address the question that has been a subject of debate down through the years, “Is oatmeal healthy?”

While I’m no doctor, I have did my research and found that according to what I’ve read, oats are among some of the healthiest grains you can consume.

In fact, since discovering I have a gluten allergy, it’s one of the only grains I am still able to consume since oats are gluten-free.

Turns out, Granny was always right – eating oats can promote a healthy heart!

Since heart problems run on my Granny’s side of the family, I try to eat oats from time to time to keep the ole’ ticker going strong.

To read more about the health benefits of oatmeal, click HERE.

 

An overhead shot of two white bowls containing cooked oatmeal that has been topped with Wild Friends peanut butter, honey, fresh blackberries, and a dusting of ground cinnamon. Uncooked oats and black berries are scattered over the white surface that the bowls sit on and a white and grey polka dot towel is to the right of the bowls.

 

Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe for Steel Cut and Rolled Oats

If you have an Instant Pot, chances are that you’ve either made oats in it before or wanted to.

Instant Pot Oatmeal is the first thing I made in my shiny new Instant Pot.

Since learning to make Oats in my Instant Pot, I can’t eat them any other way. The Instant Pot just has a way of making them so tender and creamy.

This Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe is for two, so we will start out with 1 cup of oats.

You can use rolled oats or steel cut oats, but don’t use quick oats!

 

A silver Instant Pot pressure cooker insert sits on a white background and contains uncooked, rolled oats.

 

Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe Using Rolled Old Fashioned Oats

Now that your oats are in the Instant Pot, add two cups of water.

If you want more than two servings of oatmeal, double the recipe equally.

For four servings use 2 cup of oats and 4 cups of water, and so on.

 

A silver Instant Pot pressure cooker insert sits on a white background and contains uncooked, rolled oats covered in water.

 

Pressure Cooker Oatmeal Recipe

Place the lid on the Instant Pot and set the steam release valve to the sealing position.

We’re going to use the “manual” pressure cooking setting for this recipe rather than any of the pre-set features.

 

A six quart silver and black Instant Pot DUO electric pressure cooker sits on a white backdrop with the lid in place. The Instant Pot is turned off and a finger is pressing the "manual" button on the front display.

 

Breakfast Oats in One Minute in the Instant Pot

Select “manual” “high pressure” for one minute, and then let the Instant Pot do the work.

If you’re making four servings, cook for 2 minutes.

Yes, it really is that simple – and fast!

 

A silver and black Instant Pot DUO electric pressure cooker sits on a white backdrop with the lid locked in place. The digital front screen shows that the pressure cooker is on and set cook on manual, high pressure for one minute.

 

Safety Tips for Quick Releasing the Pressure in an Instant Pot

Once the Instant Pot beeps, letting you know that the cooking cycle is complete, quick release the pressure.

You can quick release the pressure by moving the steam release valve from the sealing position to the venting position.

Please do this very carefully! The steam that will be released is extremely hot and will burn your fingers immediately.

I use the long handle of a spatula or ladle to move the steam release valve so that my hand and fingers aren’t in the way of the hot steam.

 

A silver Instant Pot pressure cooker stainless steel inserts sits on a white backdrop with cooked oatmeal inside. A pink, wooden handled spatula is resting inside the Instant Pot insert and the spatula reads "made with love".

 

The Best Oatmeal Toppings

Now that the oatmeal is ready to eat, add a pinch of ground pink Himalayan salt and stir well.

Serve your Instant Pot Oatmeal in some small bowls and top with your favorite oatmeal toppings.

I love using Wild Friends peanut butter on my oatmeal along with a drizzle of local honey, a dash of cinnamon, and some fresh blackberries.

It might seem like an odd combination, but it is truly fantastic!

Heavy whipping cream, fresh peaches, strawberries, or blueberries are also delicious in oatmeal.

A small amount of Ghee or butter melted into the warm oats brings a flavorful touch as well.

 

A close up of a white bowl sits on a white background with a white and grey polka dot towel behind the bowl. The bowl is filled with cooked, rolled oats and topped with Wild Friends peanut butter, raw honey, fresh blackberries, and a dash of ground cinnamon.

Is Oatmeal Gluten Free?

One of the questions I’ve heard asked the most (and have asked myself) in regards to oatmeal is the gluten content.

Since going gluten free two months ago, I have struggled at times to find food that doesn’t contain gluten.

Although oats are gluten free, you should look for a “Certified Gluten Free” label on the packaging if you have a severe gluten allergy.

Unless the oatmeal you purchase contains the certified label, they might have been packaged near a gluten-containing food, making them dangerous for those with Celiac Disease.

Well friend, I hope you have enjoyed your time in my kitchen today, as short as it was.

You know I specialize in fast and easy recipes but a one minute recipe pretty much takes the cake!

Stay warm wherever you are and enjoy a bowl of hearty Instant Pot Oatmeal for breakfast today!

-Amy

 

 

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Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe

Delicious and hearty Oatmeal, made in the Instant Pot in only one minute. Can be customized for the whole family! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Oatmeal Recipe, Instant Pot Oatmeal, Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe, Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe for Steel Cut and Rolled Oats, Old Fashioned Oatmeal Recipe, Pressure Cooker Oatmeal Recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 218 kcal
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut or rolled oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pinch ground pink Himalayan salt

Optional Toppings:

  • 1 tsp peanut butter any kind
  • 1 tsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp cashew butter
  • 1 tsp chocolate syrup
  • sliced strawberries
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • fresh sliced peaches
  • sliced bananas
  • 1 dash ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp local raw, organic honey
  • 1/2 tsp amber agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp organic maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp almond or cashew milk
  • 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tbsp ghee or butter

Instructions

  1. Place the oats and water in an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker and lock the lid in place.

  2. Set the steam release valve to the sealing position and select "manual" "high pressure" for 1 minute.

  3. Once the cooking time is complete, quick-release the pressure by moving the steam release valve to the venting position, using a long handled spatula or ladle to protect your hand and fingers from the steam. 

  4. Add a pinch of salt, stir well, and serve the oatmeal with desired toppings. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Calories and nutritional information have been calculated using rolled oats and 1 teaspoon of Wild Friends Cinnamon Raisin peanut butter, 1/2 teaspoon raw honey, and 3 blackberries as the topping (per serving). 

 

 

 

Shared at Full Plate Thursday

Shared at Foodie Friday

Also shared at Meal Plan Monday

View at Weekend Potluck

Also served at What’s for dinner

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Diann Athey
    March 9, 2019 at 2:19 pm


    Could I use part milk and part water to cook the oats, or would it boil over and clog the pot?

    • Reply
      Amy - The Speedy Spatula
      March 9, 2019 at 2:42 pm

      The milk will curdle and separate if added to the Instant Pot while cooking the oats. I always add my milk or cream after the oats are finished cooking. 🙂

  • Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    March 10, 2019 at 9:27 am

    What a delicious breakfast! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – Have a lovely week!

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    March 11, 2019 at 12:59 pm


    Looks like a delicious bowl of Oatmeal and thanks so much for sharing them with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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