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A bowl of Instant Pot oatmeal topped with blueberries, strawberries, and pecans.
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Instant Pot Oatmeal

Instant Pot oatmeal is a healthy breakfast that comes together in, well, an instant! Take the wait out of making steel-cut oats with this simple tutorial on how to make Instant Pot oatmeal.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time14 minutes
Total Time19 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot oatmeal
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 309kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Measuring cups


  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup steel-cut oats or groats
  • Pinch of salt optional


  • Set a heat-safe bowl on a trivet in the Instant Pot. Add one cup of cold water for a 6-quart and a ¼ cup more for each additional quart.
    1 ½ cups water
  • Combine water and oats in a bowl and set it on the rack of your Instant Pot. Secure the lid and seal the valve.
    ½ cup steel-cut oats or groats, Pinch of salt
  • Cook under high pressure for 4 minutes. Let the pressure cooker sit and naturally release for 10 minutes. For groats increase the time to 15 minutes. Release any remaining pressure. If water is still not absorbed, use the sauté function to simmer and stir until it’s gone.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Fiber: 9g | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg