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pressure cooker steel cut oats in a bowl garnished with fruit

Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats

My foolproof method for Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats is virtually hands-off. Make a big batch in your instant pot, top it off with your favorite nuts and fruits, and enjoy a healthy bowl throughout the week.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot oatmeal, instant pot steel cut oats, oatmeal in instant pot, pressure cooker oatmeal, pressure cooker steel cut oats instructions, steel cut oats in instant pot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 240kcal


  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 ½ cups (240 gr.) steel cut oats
  • 4 cups 1 liter water
  • Pinch of salt


  • Preheat the pressure cooker (I used my Instant Pot) by selecting saute. Add in the coconut oil and let it melt.
  • Add in the steel cut oats and mixing constantly lightly saute until for 30 seconds. 
  • Stir in the water. Select cancel.
  • Secure the lid and turn your valve to “seal”.  
  • Select manual and cook at high pressure for 10 minutes. I have found that it will take 5-7 minutes to come to full pressure.
  • Once cooking is complete, let it natural release for 10 minutes and then quick release the rest.
  • Remove the lid carefully and give it a stir. 
  • Top it off with your desired toppings.


Note: If you prefer to omit coconut oil, you can omit using it. If you decide to do so, skip the sauteeing step, place everything in your pressure cooker and follow the recipe from there. The nutritional values below do not include the calories coming from fruits, nuts and maple syrup.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 7g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg