Mornings are hectic and stressful, but it’s literally the best time to eat a big meal. It’s also the most important meal of the day because it’s what’s going to give us a kickstart whether headed to school, work, or play. But what about the hectic days when cooking breakfast is just not happening? Check out the Instant Pot steel cut oats recipe to get you on your way in no time.
What you’ll need to make Pressure cooked oats
- 2 cups steel cut oats
- 5 cups water or nut milk of choice
- 4 minutes to cook; about 10 minutes total
Because it will take some time for your electric pressure cooker to get to pressure before it can cook for 4 minutes, it will take 10 total minutes OR less to make this great breakfast, just enough time to throw on some clothes and brush your hair.
Optional ingredients include:
- nut or seed butter
- a dash of vanilla extract
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The easiest way to cook steel cut oats… in minutes
First and foremost, place water and steel cut oats in the Instant Pot. Can’t have a meal without the main ingredient! Give it a stir so that the oats aren’t all in one spot and so the water covers most of the grains.
Place the lid on and turn the knob to sealed; hit manual, changing the time to 4 minutes at high pressure. If using a LUX model, HP is the only option.
Let pressure release naturally (for at least a couple of minutes) to lock in the moisture, then release any leftover pressure to be able to eat it and head out the door.
When you open the lid the oats will look super watery. Give it a good mix and water will absorb the rest of the way into the oats.
Spoon the oatmeal into bowls to eat at home and top with your favorite toppings and seasonings OR add it into a wide-mouth mason jar with one of these (ad) storage jar lids to run out the door in a flash.
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Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 4 children living in Boston, MA and believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!