Food Network Kitchen’s Instant Pot Steel-Cut Oats as seen on Food Network.
Recipe courtesy of Amanda Neal for Food Network Kitchen

Instant Pot Steel-Cut Oats

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Oats are a breakfast staple for many, simply because they're a good source of plant-based protein and fiber to keep you nourished and full throughout the day. And while all types of oats provide similar nutritional value, steel-cut oats (also called Irish oats) have a beautiful al dente texture, making them a favorite in spite of their longer cooking time. With the help of an Instant Pot®, we cut the cooking time in half and eliminated the constant stirring and tending required with stovetop versions. Serve it straight from the pot topped with your favorite nuts and fresh fruit.



Special equipment:
6-quart Instant Pot® multi-cooker
  1. Combine the milk, oats, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt and 2 cups water in a 6-quart Instant Pot® multi-cooker (see Cook's Note). Stir well until evenly combined (this will prevent the oats from sticking to the bottom of the pot). Follow the manufacturer's guide for locking the lid and preparing to cook. Set to pressure cook on high for 4 minutes.
  2. After the pressure cook cycle is complete, follow the manufacturer's guide for quick release and wait until the cycle is complete. Being careful of any remaining steam, unlock and remove the lid. Add the vanilla extract, if using. Give the oats a good stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula; the oats will look soupy, but will quickly come together and thicken after stirring.
  3. Spoon into serving bowls, top with a drizzle of maple syrup or a sprinkle of brown sugar, a sprinkle of cinnamon and toasted nuts and fruit of your choosing. Refrigerate any leftover oatmeal for up to 4 days (see Cook's Note).

Cook’s Note

Settings may vary on your Instant Pot® depending on the model. Please refer to the manufacturer's guide. Heat leftover oatmeal in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between each, until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes. If you want creamier oats, add a splash of milk once reheated and stir well.