Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

A warm and heart healthy breakfast, making Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot is so much faster than making them on the stove!

A warm and heart healthy breakfast, making Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot is so much faster than making them on the stove!

Made with blueberries, bananas and cinnamon and lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup or honey. The question I get asked most often when I share my overnight oats recipe, is can you use steel cut oats? The answer is no, as they need to be cooked, as seen in below in this steel cut oats recipe.

A warm and heart healthy breakfast, making Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot is so much faster than making them on the stove!

A warm and heart healthy breakfast, making Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot is so much faster than making them on the stove! A warm and heart healthy breakfast, making Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot is so much faster than making them on the stove!

How To Make Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Steel-cut oats are chewier and coarser in texture than rolled oats, because they are less processed. The oats are cut with steel blades, hence the name “steel-cut” and take longer to cook than instant, ground, or rolled oats. Using the Instant Pot reduces the cook time, for a breakfast porridge that is nuttier in flavor and chewier in texture than quicker rolled oats.

To Make Ahead:

Steel cut oats are still great for meal prep, you can make it ahead and refrigerate for the week. To do so, leave the fruit and milk out and refrigerate in small containers. To heat up, you can microwave about a minute or heat up on the stove with a little liquid, to loosen. Then stir in milk and your favorite toppings.

A warm and heart healthy breakfast, making Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot is so much faster than making them on the stove! A warm and heart healthy breakfast, making Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot is so much faster than making them on the stove!

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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

A warm and heart healthy breakfast, making Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot is so much faster than making them on the stove!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups steel cut oats (gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 medium ripe bananas
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup milk of your choice (nut, soy or skim)
  • 8 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey
  • ground cinnamon, for topping

Directions:

  1. Combine the steel cut oats and water in the bowl of your pressure cooker and stir.
  2. Add the cinnamon sticks, cover and cook 6 minutes on high pressure.
  3. Allow the pressure to naturally release.
  4. Remove the cinnamon sticks and discard and stir in blueberries.
  5. To serve, pour 1 cup of oats in each bowl, and top each with 2 tablespoons milk, 1/2 sliced banana, drizzle with 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup and finish with a pinch of cinnamon.
  6. Leftovers can be refrigerated in glass or plastic containers. To reheat, microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, until warm then add toppings.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: scant 1 cup plus toppings

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 5
  • Points +: 7
  • Calories: 235 calories
  • Total Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 26mg
  • Carbohydrates: 50.5g
  • Fiber: 6.5g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Protein: 7g
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