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Instant Pot Oatmeal (Perfect & Creamy!)

Creamy and ready in minutes, this Instant Pot oatmeal is an easy breakfast to prepare fresh or for meal prep. No stirring, and it always comes out perfect.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Time to pressurize + natural pressure release20 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 202kcal


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil see note 1
  • 2 cups oatmeal see note 2
  • 5 cups water see note 3
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup maple syrup more to serve


  • Toast oats- This step is optional. Select the sauté function of the Instant Pot, and add the coconut oil to the stainless steel inner pot of the Instant Pot. Allow to melt, then add oats. Toast the oats, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes, until lightly golden.
    toasting oats in instant pot
  • Other ingredients- add the water, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and maple syrup. Stir to combine.
    instant pot oatmeal before cooking
  • Cook- Place the lid on the Instant Pot, set the valve to the 'sealing' position, and pressure cook on high for 1 minute. When the cooking cycle has completed, allow the pot to naturally depressurize for 10 minutes before carefully releasing any remaining pressure.
    instant pot oatmeal after cooking
  • Serve- Remove the lid from the Instant Pot, and stir up the oats. Add syrup to taste, and serve with your favorite toppings.
    oatmeal in blue bowl with peanut butter and blueberries



1- I recommend refined coconut oil to avoid a prominent coconut flavor; or you can swap the coconut oil for butter.
2- do not swap for instant or steel cut oats; rolled oats may also be called 'large flake' or 'old fashioned' oats.
3- for extra creamy oatmeal, swap some or all of the water for almond milk.
4- serving size is an estimate and nutritional information reflects ¼ of the recipe.
  • fridge- portion out into meal prep containers and store for up to 4 days
  • freezer- you may freeze in meal prep containers OR portion out into muffin tins, then transfer to a freezer bag
Heat in the microwave until steaming hot. Add a splash or almond milk or your favorite milk to help loosen up the oats. Add maple syrup, peanut butter, or your favorite toppings. Stir it up and enjoy!


Serving: 1.5cups note 4 | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg