Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Steel cut oats are delicious--chewier and with more texture--but they can take a while to cook up, and your girl does not have time to waste on that.

Some internet-ing informed me that cooked oatmeal freezes well and can be easily brought back to life by Chef Mike (your microwave, hah), so I wanted to meal prep a big batch of oats for speedy meals.


  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (optional--can also add fruits or sweeteners or whatever flavoring you desire!)


This recipe is stupidly easy.

Add everything into your Instant Pot.

Pressure cook for 6 minutes and allow to naturally release.

Pull out the cinnamon sticks and portion out the oats. I poured them into a muffin tin, and then popped that into the freezer.

When oats are frozen, Pop them out of a tray and into a bag. To eat, microwave for 2-3 minutes with a lil extra liquid. Add any toppings on top.


Yay! Many days worth of a whole grain + high satiety breakfast ready to go.

After reheating the oats, I like to add some protein powder and/or chia seeds, cacao nibs, peanut butter. Love it.