The first time I had steel cut oats, I was NOT a fan. I actually think I threw the bowl away. The whole bowl. Eventually, I ended up trying another recipe and playing around with the oats and figured out a way to cook them to my liking. Recently, a friend suggested I try using my Instant Pot to make breakfast recipes.  If you’re like me and struggle to get out of bed in the morning, then you know it leaves little time to make breakfast. So using the Instant Pot to make steel cut oats is genius. I can just set the oats and go about my morning routine while my breakfast cooks.


Steel Cut Oats Breakfast Bowl
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cup Greek or coconut yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp real maple syrup, plus additional for serving
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed and patted dry
  1. Spray the Instant Pot cooking container with non-stick cooking spray. 

  2. Add steel cut oats and water and stir to combine. Cover with lid and lock into position, then flip the pressure valve to the “Sealing” position. 

  3. Press the “Manual” button and select the high heat setting. Set cook time to 10 minutes. After a brief pause, the Instant Pot will automatically start building pressure.

  4. While the oats cook, combine yogurt, chia seeds, and maple syrup in a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside. 

  5. When cook time is complete, turn off the Instant Pot to prevent scorching. Allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure. 

  6. Carefully remove the lid and stir the contents to combine. Transfer the cooked oats to individual serving bowls. Heap the oats a little higher on one side of the bowl and spoon the yogurt mixture onto the other half. 

  7. Arrange the strawberries and blueberries between the two halves for a nice presentation. Serve immediately with additional maple syrup on the side, if desired. Enjoy! 


Since I use my Instant Pot a lot to cook meat, I actually use a different bowl when I am cooking non-meat products to ensure my dessert or breakfast doesn’t taste like a pork roast.
Have you tried making breakfast in an Instant Pot?



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