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Easiest Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

The absolute EASIEST Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats! Perfect steel cut oats every time, with only 5 minutes of effort required.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Meal Prep
Keyword: breakfast, meal prep, oatmeal
Servings: 4
Calories: 184kcal


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

After cooking

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey)


  • Place all ingredients into the inner pot of an Instant Pot.
  • Put the lid on, set valve to 'sealed', and pressure cook (high pressure) for 4 minutes.
  • Allow pressure to naturally release (roughly 20 minutes; if you forget about it for a few hours, that's OK too!)
  • Stir in the maple syrup, then serve or portion out.


  • Steel cut oats keep in the fridge for up to 4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • To freeze- you can freeze directly in meal prep containers (make sure everything is cool before placing in the freezer), or in muffin trays before portioning out in freezer bags.


Serving: 1/4 batch | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.7mg