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Instant pot steel cut oats topped with fruit

How to Cook Steel Cut Oats in Instant Pot

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 1 minutes
  • Resting Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Once you learn how to cook steel cut oats in instant pot, you’ll never go back. Prep these pressure cooker steel cut oats in just 1 minute! 


  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. salt


  1. Stir together steel cut oats, milk, water, vanilla, and sea salt in Instant Pot.
  2. Cover and lock lid. Select manual setting and cook for 4 minutes on ‘High Pressure.’
  3. Once cooking is complete, let natural release (aka let it sit) for 5 minutes, then release pressure. Be sure to turn off Instant Pot
  4. Serve oatmeal with toppings. 


  • Takes about 20 minutes to reach pressure and cook. 

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