Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe for Steel Cut Oats or Rolled Oats

Whether you're making oatmeal using steel cut oats or old fashioned oats, the additional ingredients and method are the same, it's just the ratios that differ. While this recipe takes just 3 minutes cooking time and doesn't require any babysitting as it cooks in the Instant Pot, be sure to factor in the time it takes for the pot to pressurize and then natural release for a total cooking time of about 35 minutes.



  1. Add the oatmeal of your choice and the liquid ratios that match to the pot of your Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker with the cinnamon stick and kosher salt.
  2. Press the manual setting and set the cooking time for 3 minutes on high. Once the cooking time ends, allow the oatmeal to sit in the pot to natural release the pressurized steam for 20 minutes. Flip the release valve using the end of a wooden spoon to release any residual steam and always face the lid away from you when opening.
  3. Add toppings of your choice with additional almond milk to taste. Oatmeal can be refrigerated for 3-5 days.