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.
Here are some more Instant Pot Recipes, that you can try – Instant Pot Quinoa, Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts, Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup, Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta, Instant Pot Chicken Stew and Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes.
About This Recipe
Looking for a quick and effective way to cook oatmeal during morning rush hours? Then this is the one. 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 them while they are cooking.
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. I have also added some milk to it, as I like to thin it out a little and also because a little milk makes these very very creamy and awesome.
You can also top your sweet or savory oats, with a topping of your choice. I have mentioned some options below in detail to top your favorite morning oatmeal.
You can double or triple the recipe and make a big batch that lasts the entire week. The time to cook the oats will remain the same, you just have to change the quantity of the ingredients.
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 and they are my fav breakfast option, no wonder right!
This recipe is
- Fuss Free
- Super Healthy
- Low Carb
Oats – I have used rolled oats in this recipe.
Water – The oats to water ratio is 1:1.5, that I have used in this recipe. But if you like it a little mushier, you can add in more water.
Vanilla Extract – This adds a subtle vanilla flavor, that makes your morning breakfast even better.
Honey – To add a little sweetness, I have added honey as it is a healthy substitute to sugar. But you can add sugar or jaggery too.
Milk – This is optional, but if you like to thin your Oatmeal and want to make it more creamy, add in a little milk and give it a mix.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
This happens quite often if you do not seal the lid properly. So ensure it is sealed properly, before securing the lid.
Also, make sure your water to oats ratio is right. If water is less, oats tend to stick and get burnt.
To make it vegan, you can substitute honey with sugar, maple syrup, or jaggery and if you are using milk, you can substitute it with almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk or even cashew milk.
Yes, you can! But Steel Cut Oats takes more time and more water to cook. If you are looking to make it with Steel Cut Oats, follow my recipe here – Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats.
This Oatmeal stays fresh for about 4 to 5 days when stored in an air tight container in the fridge. You can even freeze them in individual quantities and reheat in a pan or microwave until nice and warm before serving.
If while reheating you think it has become a little dry, then add in a little milk and give it a mix.
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 ½ 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.
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Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe
- Instant Pot/ Electric Pressure Cooker
- 2 cups Rolled Oats
- 5 cups Water
- 4 tbsp Honey
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- Milk (as required)
- 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.