Breakfast · Meal Prep

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Steel cut oats.

Makes 4 bowls.
20 minute cooking time.

Oats are a food I’ve had to teach myself to love over time, but now they are my go-to breakfast. They are fiber and protein rich, a great source of energy to start your day with. Steel cut oats are minimally processed and provide a better texture if you’re not a fan of the regular oatmeal “sogginess”. Paired with the right toppings, they are delicious, and I love the hands-off Instant Pot cooking method!


  • 1 cup dry steel cut oats
  • 1 cup plant milk
  • 1 cup water
  • Toppings, as desired


  1. Spray the bottom of your Instant Pot insert with oil to prevent the oats from sticking. 
  2. Place oats, milk, and water inside, stir to combine.
  3. Close the lid, seal the valve, and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Let it naturally release for 10 minutes, then open the valve. 
  4. Fluff with a fork, and serve with desired toppings and plant milk.

Great flavour variations:

  • Add a spoonful each of peanut butter and chia jam for a PB&J party.
  • Add chopped apples, dates, and sprinkle cinnamon for a comforting bowl. 
  • Add a spoonful of almond butter, sprinkle of cinnamon, and chopped banana for a classic.
  • Hemp seeds are a great addition for a protein & fiber boost to every bowl. 

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