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The BEST Instant Pot Oatmeal

Easy pressure cooker oatmeal is a healthy, hearty breakfast that takes just minutes to prepare. Meal prep a batch for easy weekday breakfasts.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Natural Pressure Release15 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy breakfast, meal prep breakfast, pressure cooker oatmeal
Servings: 4
Calories: 86kcal
Author: Lori @ A Reinvented Mom



Using Rolled Oats

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon cinnamon optional

Using Steel Cut Oats

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon cinnamon optional

Optional Toppings

  • Fresh fruit - blueberries, strawberries, bananas, kiwi, pomegranate seeds, blackberries, red raspberries, apples, peaches
  • Chocolate chips
  • Nuts - walnuts, pecans, almonds
  • Dried fruit - cranberries, raisins
  • Seeds - Chia or flax
  • Sliced coconut
  • Maple Syrup
  • Brown Sugar


  • Add all ingredients to Instant Pot. Seal the lid & turn the valve to the “sealing” position.
  • Set the Manual setting to high & cook 3 minutes for rolled oats or 6 minutes for steel cut oats. Note: it will take 5-10 minutes for the pot to come to pressure.
  • When cooking time ends, naturally release the pressure for 15 minutes. Carefully release remaining steam manually.
  • Serve oatmeal with your favorite toppings.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator 3-5 days.


  1. Prep time includes 5 minutes for the pot to come to pressure.
  2. Recipe can be doubled depending on the size of your Instant Pot. Cooking time remains the same.
  3. If you prefer to use regular milk, I recommend cooking using the “pot-in-pot” method to keep the milk from curdling or scorching.
  4. This recipe is great for meal prep - make a batch on the weekend & you’ll have breakfast all week.
  5. Reheat leftovers in the microwave or on the stovetop. Add additional milk to loosen up & thin out the oatmeal.
  6. Optional toppings are not included in the Nutritional Information.


Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg