Instant Pot Steel-Cut Oatmeal

This warm Instant Pot steel-cut oatmeal is flavored with cinnamon and just a little maple syrup for a hint of sweetness. Top this creamy oatmeal with fresh berries, lemon zest or toasted nuts.

Instant Pot Steel-Cut Oatmeal
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Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 5 cups water

  • 2 cups steel-cut oats, such as Bob's Red Mill

  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more for serving

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • Halved fresh blackberries, fresh blueberries, lemon zest and/or toasted sliced almonds for serving


  1. Stir water, oats, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt together in an electric pressure cooker. Lock the lid in place and cook at high pressure for 4 minutes.

  2. Let the pressure release naturally, about 20 minutes. Stir the oatmeal and divide among 6 bowls. Top with maple syrup, blackberries, blueberries, lemon zest and/or almonds, if desired.


Electric pressure cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

254 Calories
4g Fat
46g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 254
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 6g 12%
Protein 9g 18%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 2IU 0%
Sodium 167mg 7%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 5mg 1%
Potassium 26mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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