A few weeks ago my life was changed when I finally got myself an Instant Pot. I know that probably sounds dramatic but I’m not even kidding. My life has been changed with this magical, time saving device & truth be told, I don’t even think I’m using it to it’s full potential. Since finally diving into my trusty appliance, I use it almost every night to make dinner (aka 4 kids in activities) but the thing that makes me the most happy is mornings I use it to make my Instant Pot Oatmeal!

Let me just provide you with a few words of caution however. Yes, the Instant Pot is a miraculous time saving device. Yes, it will deliver perfectly hard boiled eggs that will peel in a snap. But in this particular situation, I can’t say that the Instant Pot is going to be a time saving device as this recipe from start to finish will take about 30 minutes. But if you want a fuss free oatmeal, that you don’t have to stir, that you don’t have to watch on the stove & that you can leave to go about your morning routine while it cooks, then this is for you.


Also, pro tip, I always prep this Instant Pot Oatmeal the night before & sometimes I wake up a bit early before my alarm goes off. When this happens, I hop out of bed, set the manual button to 15 minutes & hop back in bed before I’m fully awake. This means that the oatmeal is ready by the time I wake myself & everyone else up!

One more pro tip, I like to make this on Monday & refrigerate the rest to eat throughout the week. Not like you needed me to remind you to keep leftovers but… it makes a good amount of oatmeal.

  • COOK TIME: 15 mins
  • TOTAL TIME: 25 mins
  • AUTHOR: Trisha
  • SERVES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup Steel Cut Oats
  • 3 cups Water
  • Optional ingredients: Vanilla & Cinnamon


  1. Place steel cut oats & water into the Instant Pot.
  2. Make sure rubber seal is properly positioned in the lid & then close.
  3. Make sure the vent is sealed.
  4. Set on manual for 15 minutes.
  5. The Instant Pot will read as ‘On’ while it comes to pressure (about 10 minutes).
  6. Once it’s cooked for 15 minutes, give it about 5 minutes of Natural Release & then Manually Release the rest of the pressure.
  7. Once the lid is removed, the oatmeal will look a bit watery. Give it a good stir & then add in vanilla & cinnamon to taste.
  8. Serve warm with any toppings, such as fruit, nuts, honey, maple syrup, milk or butter!