Rushing to work? Busy morning with kids? No time for breakfast? Put those questions aside because Instant Pot Oatmeal 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.
I am a true blue morning person and oh, I cannot describe how I like waking up to my cup of green tea and a plateful of Homemade Aloo Poha. But, often, mornings also mean a rush hour for me with my kiddo going to school and my better half going to the office.
And my schedule for managing WhiskAffair with all of that demands that I plan and work things out very well. During such fast and furious days, breakfast recipes like Instant Pot Oatmeal comes to my aid like a superhero.
Let’s not deny that I am big time fan of pot oatmeal, quick oats, rolled oats, steel cut oats as the cooking they take is considerably less and they can be eaten nicely with regular milk or almond milk, maple syrup or even fresh fruits.
Some of my favourite oat recipes are Vanilla Almond Overnight Oats, Blueberry Coconut Overnight Oats, Healthy Mango Coconut Overnight Oats, Peach Pie Overnight Oats, Peach Oat Smoothie Bowl and while they are easy to make as well nothing saves my day and time big time like Oatmeal in Instant pot.
Way quickly made than the one that you cook on stove top, Oatmeal in the Instant Pot gets made with an easy mix and zero attention or maintenance.
To make a wholesome oatmeal in an Instant Pot, all you need is rolled oats, water, honey and vanilla extract so that it gets a soothing flavour.
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 Instant Pot Oatmeal and top your oatmeal with egg, micro greens etc.
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!
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 an 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 baby sitting the pan.
Cooking oats over stove top 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 teh stove top while the ones cooked in Instant Pot get ready in 3-4 minutes, plus no monitoring of course.
You can make big batches and refrigerate for later use.
There is no mess from splattering of the oatmeal.
Instant Pot keeps the oats warm until you want to serve them.
Topping ideas for your Instant Pot Oatmeal
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.
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, flax seed, 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.
Sweetners – You can use honey, maple syrup, raw sugar or nutella to sweeten your oatmeal.
Savory topping – Soft boiled eggs, half fried eggs, bacon, micro greens, avocado, kale, spinach, grated cheese, chive, tomatoes etc makes for a nice savory oatmeal toppings.
Others – Chocolate chips, coconut flakes, pumpkin puree, sweet potato puree are other options that you can consider for topping your oatmeal.
Topping Combinations for Instant Pot Oatmeal
Caramelised 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 caramelised 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 a very little water, honey, vanilla extract and cornstarch until thick and top it on the oatmeal.
Tips to make best Instant Pot Oatmeal
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.
To make sure the oats are gluten free, check the label correctly.
To make these vegan, you can add non dairy milk to it.
You can also cook theoats in Almond milk instead of water. But don’t use regular dairy milk because it can scorch while cooking.
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 everyday.
I sometimes like to add 1/2 cup of any fresh fruit juice while cooking my oats. It serves as natural sweetener and gives a fresh flavour to my oatmeal.
The liquid to oat ratios are 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.
Tools required to make these creamy Oatmeal
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How to make Oatmeal In Instant Pot Step by Step
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
Instant Pot Oatmeal
No time for breakfast? Put those questions aside because Instant Pot Oatmeal will suffice for a breakfast that you so deserve!
- 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.
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