Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats are an easy way to get a healthy start to the day. Your pressure cooker makes quick work of this great recipe!
Another one of my talented friends has written a cookbook and I’m so excited to tell you about it. Barbara Shrieving, author of the great blog Pressure Cooking Today, has teamed up with Marci Buttars to bring you Instantly Sweet – a great cookbook full of delicious Instant Pot desserts!
If you got an Instant Pot for Christmas, you must add this cookbook to your shelf!
You might remember when I reviewed Barbara’s first cookbook and made Instant Pot Enchilada Pasta Casserole. She is a genius when it comes to pressure cooking and her first cookbook is what taught me how to use my Instant Pot.
This steel cut oat recipe is another work of genius. Today I’m going to give you the basic version as well as the Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oat dessert version from Barbra and Marci.
How to Make Steel Cut Oats in the Instant Pot
This recipe only takes 30 minutes, with about 8 minutes of hands on time. Setting your pressure cooker for 10 minutes, you let it do most of the work! (For the full recipe and instructions, head to the bottom of the post.)
- First melt butter in the bottom of your Instant Pot using the sauté feature.
- Sauté the oats for 3 minutes until they begin to smell nutty.
- Add water, close the Instant Pot, and let it do it’s magic.
Benefits of Steel Cut Oats
One of the things I like most about steel cut oats is that they are low on the glycemic index. They spike your blood sugar less than traditional oats.
They also have 5 grams of protein per 1/4 cup of dry oats. You can read more about their benefits here.
If you are looking for a gluten free breakfast, this is a great option.
Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oats
As I mentioned, this recipe can be dressed up as a dessert with a few simple additions.
You will need:
- 3/4 cup of raisins (optional)
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon milk
Make it sweet!
- After your oats have finished cooking, stir in the raisins and let them sit with the cover of the pressure cooker on for 5 minutes.
- Stir the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
- In another bowl whisk together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk. Pour into a small ziplock bag.
- Dish up the oats.
- Cut a small hole off one tip of the ziplock bag and pipe a swirl around each bowl of oats.
- Sprinkle on a little of cinnamon brown sugar mixture.
Other Great Breakfast Ideas
- Homemade Granola – I am deeply in love with this recipe.
- Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins – These are delicious, perfect for on the go, and they freeze really well.
- Quinoa Breakfast Recipe – Whenever I make this for breakfast, I am full all morning!
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- With your Instant Pot set to "Saute" melt the butter in the base.
- Add in the oats. Stir constantly to ensure they do not burn. Toast until the oats begin to darken slightly and start to smell nutty, about three minutes.
- Pour in the water, and stir in the salt.
- Put the lid on and lock it in place. Make sure that the pressure release valve is turned to the sealed position. Turn it off (or hit cancel) and then select High Pressure and 10 minutes for the cook time. (The pressure coooker will take about 9 minutes to come to pressure and then will begin to count down the 10 minutes.)
- When the cook time ends, turn off the pressure cooker. Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes (in other words, after you turn it off do nothing for 5 minutes). Then turn the pressure release valve to venting. When the valve drops, carefully open the lid and stir the oats. They will thicken as they sit.
- Either serve with fresh fruit, or use the instructions in the post to make Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oats. Enjoy!