With an Instant Pot and 20 minutes, you can make PERFECT, creamy oats every time! Let us show you how.
Instant Pot Oats
Cooking rolled oats in the Instant Pot is quick, easy, and yields perfectly creamy oats!
Here’s what you need to know:
- Ratio = 1 part rolled oats : 2 – 2 ½ parts liquid (water and/or dairy-free milk)
- Cook Time = 2 minutes
- Release = 10 minute natural release, then release any remaining pressure
Oats make a delicious porridge, especially topped with fresh or frozen fruit, nuts and/or seeds, nut butter, brown sugar or maple syrup, cacao nibs, cinnamon, or your favorite toppings!
This recipe uses rolled oats, but steel cut oats also work in the Instant Pot. You can find instructions here.
Benefits of Instant Pot Oats
20 minutes may not sound like a major reduction in cook time compared to stovetop, and you’re right! That’s because the instant pot takes ~8 minutes to pressurize, 2 minutes to cook, and a 10 minute natural release is recommended.
The real benefits?
- Hands-Free – the Instant Pot allows for set it and forget it. No stirring, no worries about burning oats. Perfect for busy mornings!
- Meal Prep – It’s perfect for batch cooking. Make a large batch of oats and store little jars in the fridge to enjoy throughout the week.
- Big Batch – The Instant Pot has a large capacity, so you can cook oats for a crowd and then keep them on “warm” until serving (no burning, no drying out). Perfect for hosting and feeding a house full of guests!
Did you find this helpful? If so, be sure to check out our Instant Pot Cooking Times Guide for perfectly cooked grains and beans every time!
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Instant Pot Oats (Fast, Creamy Oatmeal!)
- Add rolled oats and water and/or dairy-free milk to the Instant Pot and stir to prevent sticking (use the lesser amount of liquid for more textured oats and the greater amount for more porridgy). Pressure cook on high for 2 minutes (it will take about 8 minutes for the Instant Pot to pressurize before cooking begins).
- Once the timer goes off, allow to naturally release for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure. Carefully remove lid once steam has fully escaped.
- Enjoy immediately with toppings of choice. Store cooled leftovers in the refrigerator up to 5 days or in the freezer up to 1 month. Reheat on the stovetop, stirring frequently and adding more liquid, if needed, to thin.