Rushing to work? Busy morning with kids? No time for breakfast? Put those questions aside because Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe will suffice for a quick, nutritious, and decadent breakfast that you so deserve! So, quickly go through my recipe to make pressure cooker oatmeal in minutes.
But, often, mornings also mean a rush hour for me with my kiddo going to school and my better half going to the office, with me left with a lot of work including my shoots, preparing the meals, and whatnot.
During such fast and furious days, breakfast recipes like Instant Pot Oatmeal come to my aid like a superhero.
Let’s not deny that I am a big-time fan of pot oatmeal, quick oats, rolled oats, steel-cut oats as the cooking they take are considerably less and they can be eaten nicely with regular milk or almond milk, maple syrup or even fresh fruits.
Way quickly made than the one that you cook on the stovetop, Oatmeal in the Instant Pot gets made with an easy mix and zero attention or maintenance.
To make wholesome oatmeal in an Instant Pot, all you need is rolled oats, water, honey, and vanilla extract so that it gets a soothing flavor.
You can also garnish this gluten-free meal with chocolate chips, fruits, Nuts, Chia Seeds, Dried berries, Nut Butters, Milk, Flax Seeds, Coconut Flakes, Pumpkin Puree, Sweet Potato Puree, Avocado – as per your choice.
You can also choose to make a savory version of the Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe and top your oatmeal with egg, sauteed vegetables, microgreens, etc.
Some of my favorite Oat Recipes are Coconut Milk Overnight Oats, Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats and while they are easy to make as well nothing saves my day and time big-time like an Oatmeal in Instant pot.
Give my recipe of these Creamy Instant Pot Oatmeal a read and for once and for all, give all your breakfast woes through the week a hearty farewell!
About This Recipe
Here, we are cooking our favorite oats in an Instant Pot. It merely takes 4 minutes and is my go-to Breakfast recipe when I literally have no time to cook.
Just add in the oats and water in the pot, switch on the button, and voila ready in 4 minutes.
You don’t even have to keep an eye on it for 4 minutes.
Once it is done, add in honey and vanilla syrup if you like it sweet, if not you can add in a little salt and have as it is.
This recipe is
- Fuss Free
- Super Healthy
- Low Carb
Health Benefit of Oatmeal
Oats are rich in fiber, B vitamins, and minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc.
They help lower high cholesterol, have antioxidants that protect blood vessels from bad cholesterol, and helps in weight loss.
Why I love Oatmeal made in an Instant Pot?
Making oatmeal in Instant Pot is super easy and fuss-free. I like it because it’s totally hands-free.
You just have to dump the ingredients in the pot and forget about it until it is done.
No stirring, no babysitting the pan.
Cooking oats over stovetop takes much longer than cooking them in an instant pot.
You can spend 30-40 minutes of your time standing next to the pot of oatmeal on the stovetop while the ones cooked in Instant Pot get ready in 3-4 minutes, plus no monitoring of course.
Now comes the best part 🙂 There is no spillover on the stove which means no endless hours cleaning up the dirty stovetop.
You can make big batches and refrigerate for later use.
There is no mess from the splattering of the oatmeal.
Instant Pot keeps the oats warm until you want to serve them.
Fruits – You can use any fruits like strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, banana, apple, kiwi, passion fruit, dragon fruit, etc to top your oatmeal.
You can use various shape cutters or even scoop to make fruit balls to make it more interesting.
Check out my Strawberry Sauce which is my current fav to top oatmeal.
Nuts – Top your oatmeal with nuts like almonds, walnut, pecans etch for the added crunch, and health benefit.
Seeds – You can use seeds like chia seed, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds to top your oatmeal.
Butters – Top your oatmeal with a dollop of healthy peanut butter, almond butter, blackberry butter or caramel butter.
Sweeteners – You can use honey, maple syrup, raw sugar or nutella to sweeten your oatmeal. If you are diabetic, use stevia instead.
Savory topping – Soft boiled eggs, half fried eggs, bacon, microgreens, avocado, kale, spinach, grated cheese, chive, sauteed vegetables, sauteed cherry tomatoes, etc makes for nice savory oatmeal toppings.
Others – Granola for extra crunch, Chocolate chips, coconut flakes, pumpkin puree, sweet potato puree, frozen whipped cream dollops are other options that you can consider for topping your oatmeal.
Caramelized Banana and Peanut Butter Oatmeal – Heat a pan and sprinkle some sugar in it.
Keep a banana, slit into half on the pan and cook until nicely browned and caramelized from both sides.
Microwave peanut butter for 30 seconds if it’s too tight and top these two over your oatmeal. You can also sprinkle chia seeds on top.
Blueberry Pie Oatmeal – Cook blueberries with very little water, honey, vanilla extract, and cornstarch until thick and top it on the oatmeal.
Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal – Replace honey with maple syrup and vanilla with ground cinnamon and make this yummy version.
Apple Cinnamon – Add 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 cup chopped apple, and 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon along with oats in the Instant Pot.
Mango Chia Oatmeal – Top oatmeal with ripe mango cubes, chia seeds, and coconut flakes.
Raisin Nut – Top oatmeal with maple syrup and a handful of raisins, walnuts, and almonds.
Pina Colada Oatmeal – Mix the oats with some coconut milk. Top with coconut shavings, chopped pineapple, sliced banana, and cherry.
Bacon and Egg Oatmeal – Top the oatmeal with crumbled crispy bacon, sunny side up egg, and chives.
Pro Tips by Neha
I have used rolled oats to make this recipe but you can go ahead and use steel cut oats as well. Just increase the cooking time by 5 minutes for steel-cut oats.
If using quick-cooking oats, decrease the time to 3 minutes.
To make sure the oats are gluten-free, check the label correctly.
To make these vegan, you can add nondairy milk to it.
You can also cook the oats in Almond milk instead of water. But don’t use regular dairy milk because it can scorch while cooking. I add it later once the oats are cooked in water.
You can choose to skip honey and vanilla extract and instead add some butter and salt to your oatmeal and make a savory version.
Do not forget to top it with a poached egg 🙂
Be creative and play with your topping options for a new Oatmeal bowl every day.
I sometimes like to add 1/2 cup of fresh fruit juice while cooking my oats.
It serves as a natural sweetener and gives a fresh flavor to my oatmeal.
The liquid to oat ratios is important depending on which type of oat you’re using.
If you are using steel-cut oats, use 3 cups of liquid for 1 cup of oatmeal and for rolled oats, use 2 1/4 cups of liquid for 1 cup of oats.
Make sure the lid of the Instant Pot is properly sealed (That is the sealing ring is properly in place and clean) before closing the lid.
If not sealed properly, the oatmeal may burn and stick to the bottom of the pot.
You will only need an Instant Pot to make these oats.
If Instant Pot is not available, you can also use regular Indian Pressure Cooker to make these.
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Step by Step Recipe
Add oats in the pot.
Add water and put the lid on.
Press the MANUAL button and set the timer to 4 minutes.
Let the pressure release on it’s own and then open the lid.
Add honey and vanilla extract in the oatmeal and mix well. Add some milk if you like your oatmeal thinner.
Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe
- 2 cups Rolled Oats
- 5 cups Water
- 4 tbsp Honey
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- Add oats in the pot along with water.
- Put the lid on.
- Press the PRESSURE COOK button and set the timer to 4 minutes.
- Wait until the steam is build up and the timer starts. It will take approximately 10-15 minutes for the Instant Pot to start.
- Let the oats cook for 4 minutes under pressure.
- Let the pressure release on it’s own and then open the lid.
- Add honey and vanilla extract in the oatmeal and mix well.
- Add some milk if you like your oatmeal thinner and creamier.
- Transfer the oatmeal in serving bowls.
- Top with your choice of topping.