Breakfast Steel Cut Oats in the Pressure Cooker

Forget cooking on the stove, use your pressure cooker to whip up these healthy breakfast steel-cut oats.

Bowl of steel-cut oats with blueberries and bananas.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8


2 cups steel-cut oats, gluten-free if necessary
6 cups water
2 cinnamon sticks
4 medium ripe bananas
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup nut, soy, or skim milk
8 tsp. pure maple syrup or honey
Ground cinnamon, for topping


  1. Combine the steel cut oats and water in the pressure cooker and stir.
  2. Add the cinnamon sticks and cook for 6 minutes on high pressure.
  3. Allow the pressure to naturally release.
  4. Remove the cinnamon sticks and discard them.
  5. Stir blueberries into the oat mixture.
  6. To serve, pour 1 cup of oats into a bowl. Top with 2 teaspoons of milk and ½ of a banana that has been sliced.
  7. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of maple syrup or honey and finish with a pinch of ground cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts (per Serving): Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 26mg | Fiber: 6.5g | Sugar: 15g

Related: Overnight Oats Recipes You Should Try for Breakfast

Reference: “Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats.” Skinny Taste,

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