Instant Pot Oatmeal For An Easy And Nutritious Breakfast

instant pot oatmeal with berries

Instant Pot oatmeal is a quick and delicious way to start your day off right. Plus, cooking oatmeal in an Instant Pot is so easy you can set it and forget it until it’s ready to eat — giving you plenty of time to navigate your hectic morning.

In this article, we give you our favorite Instant Pot oatmeal recipes for a hearty and healthy meal that even the pickiest member of your family will love.

We’ll also let you in on how you can be a part of The Soulfull Project’s unique community efforts to supply servings of our hot cereal to food banks in your area.

Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipes

Steel-Cut Oats

A bowl of instant pot oatmeal with bacon

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of almond (or other non-dairy) milk
  • 1 cup of steel-cut oats
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
  • 1 generous pinch of kosher salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Measure ingredients directly into your Instant Pot
  2. Press the manual setting and set the cooking time for three minutes on high
  3. After those three minutes, allow the oatmeal to sit in the Instant Pot (with the lid on) to “natural release” the pressurized steam for 20 minutes
  4. Press the release valve with the end of a wooden spoon to vent any residual steam
  5. Remove the lid (always angle the top of the lid toward your face to prevent steam from burning your skin)
  6. Scoop oatmeal into a serving bowl
  7. Add toppings of your choice with additional milk to taste
  8. Enjoy!

Although you can store oatmeal in the refrigerator for three to five days for a snack or meal anytime, cooking a fresh batch may be easier than reheating.

If you want to double this recipe, steel-cut oats need a three-to-one liquid-to-oats ratio.

For more healthy and delicious breakfast ideas, check out these articles from The Soulfull Project blog:

Rolled Oats

Instant pot oatmeal with almonds, berries and syrup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of coconut (or other non-dairy) milk
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
  • 1 generous pinch of kosher salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Measure ingredients directly into your Instant Pot
  2. Press the manual setting and set the cooking time for three minutes on high
  3. After those three minutes, allow the oatmeal to sit in the Instant Pot (with the lid on) to “natural release” the pressurized steam for 20 minutes
  4. Press the release valve with the end of a wooden spoon to vent any residual steam
  5. Remove the lid (always angle the top of the lid toward your face to prevent steam from burning your skin)
  6. Scoop oatmeal into a serving bowl
  7. Add toppings of your choice with additional milk to taste
  8. Enjoy!

Similar to the steel-cut Instant Pot oatmeal recipe, you can store the rolled-oat variety in the refrigerator for three to five days.

And, if you want to double this recipe, rolled oats need a two-to-one liquid-to-oats ratio.

For more oatmeal-based recipes your whole family will love, take a few minutes to read these articles from The Soulfull Project blog:

Small Serving

bowl instant pot oatmeal with honey apple and cinnamon

While this recipe does require a bit more equipment, it is perfect for small servings. Instead of mixing all the ingredients directly in the Instant Pot pot, you’re going to use a trivet.

A trivet is a stand that raises whatever it is you’re cooking out of whatever liquid you add to the bottom of the pot. Most Instant Pots include this tool when you buy them new.

The trivet makes the pressure cooker perfect for steaming potatoes or, in this case, cooking something in another bowl inside the Instant Pot pot.

Now, let’s talk about that other bowl. For this recipe, you’ll need a pressure- and heat-safe bowl in which to cook your Instant Pot oatmeal.

Many recipes recommend a Pyrex bowl or measuring cup, but the company has recently stated that their products are not safe to use in the Instant Pot.

Instead, mix and cook your oatmeal in a stainless steel bowl to avoid potential problems with glass containers.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of your favorite oats
  • ½ cup of non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed (optional)
  • 1 cup of water (for under the trivet in the Instant Pot)

Instructions

  1. Insert the trivet into the Instant Pot
  2. Pour 1 cup of cold water directly inside the inner pot of your three or six-quart Instant Pot (1.5 cups of cold water for an eight-quart Instant Pot)
  3. In the stainless steel bowl, mix the oats, water, milk, and flaxseed
  4. Place the bowl on top of the trivet and put the lid on the Instant Pot
  5. Set the valve to “Sealed” and set manual time to three minutes on high pressure
  6. After the three minutes, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes before using a wooden spoon to release any additional steam out of the pot
  7. Caution! Stainless steel bowl and oatmeal will be hot
  8. With oven mitts or a towel, remove the bowl carefully from the pressure cooker
  9. Allow to cool
  10. Serve Instant Pot oatmeal with your favorite toppings

Searching for even more oat- and whole-grain-based recipes? Check out The Soulfull Project blog for articles including:

Hot Cereal And Instant Pot Oatmeal

The Soulfull Project Gluten Free Heart Grains and Seeds are perfect for instant pot oatmeal

The Instant Pot oatmeal recipes in this article are a healthy way to start your morning, feed your family, and give everyone the energy they need for the day ahead.

Want to sneak a little more nutrition into every delicious bowl? Substitute hot cereal for the oatmeal in the recipes above.

Hot cereal from The Soulfull Project contains oats — so you can still call it Instant Pot oatmeal — but it also contains other healthy grains, including:

  • Rye
  • Quinoa
  • Flax
  • Chia
  • Barley

And, at The Soulfull Project, we add even more delicious and nutritious ingredients to create flavors such as:

Any one of these varieties will transform your favorite oatmeal recipe into a meal even the pickiest eaters will love.

And, like oatmeal, hot cereal is gluten-free so you can enjoy this Instant Pot oatmeal any time — morning, noon, and night.

For more gluten-free (and nut-free) snack options, try Don’t Go Nuts soy spreads and chewy granola bars, and be sure to visit The Soulfull Project blog for even more nutritious and delicious oat and whole-grain recipes, including:

At The Soulfull Project, it’s our mission to have an impact on the health and happiness of our neighbors and yours.

That’s why we established a special program to benefit those in need.

For every serving of Soulfull Project hot cereal you purchase, we’ll provide the same number of servings of one of our products to a food bank in your area.

Whichever flavor you choose, The Soulfull Project is committed to helping you, your family, and your neighbors in need get a delicious and healthy meal when it matters most.

For more information on the serving-for-serving program and to check out all of our delicious oatmeal and hot cereal flavors, visit TheSoulfullProject.com today.