Pressure Cooker Steel-Cut Oatmeal

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Rated 5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
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  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1½ cups water
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 pinch salt


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  1. Set pressure cooker to Sauté on High. Melt butter until foaming; stir oats into butter and cook, stirring, until toasted and fragrant, about 30 seconds. Turn off Sauté.
  2. Pour water, milk, and salt into pot; stir.
  3. Lock lid in place, turn steam vent handle to Sealing, and select Porridge. Cook on HIgh Pressure for 12 minutes. Turn steam vent handle to Venting to quick-release pressure. Remove lid.
  4. Stir oats until any remaining liquid is incorporated.
Mealthy tip:

Make a batch of these pressure cooker steel-cut oatmeal over the weekend and portion into individual sized containers. Then reheat in the microwave before dashing out the door to school or work!


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Dave Giefer says:

Perfectly cooked steel cut oats every time. Texture comes out al dente and there’s a very nice nutty savory flavor. I use a little less milk than the recipe calls for otherwise the milk flavor takes over. It’s ok to use more liquid because you can let it sit after cooking for a few minutes and it thickens up. Just don’t use less liquid than is called for other wise you’ll have a dried up crunchy mess. 1/3 cup of dried oats is a good single serving size if needed. One of my favorite healthy breakfast items, so savory!

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Cara Larson says:

So good my kids will eat it without complaint. They like to add brown sugar I like honey and almonds

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Randall Hauk says:

I know that overnight oats are all the rage these days, but I cannot get into them. This recipe is great because it nails the texture of steel-cut oats and adapts well to additions. If I have a little extra time, I deseed and chop an ancho chile pepper to add to the oats. When they're done, I like a little peanut butter & then I top it with fresh chopped apple. I also use coconut milk for my dairy-free guy sometimes. It all works really well.

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Jen the Mighty says:

My favorite breakfast, at least once a week and I top it with brown sugar and marionberries. So amazing! Sometimes I go crazy and put applesauce on top.

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Michael Moore says:

If you don't want to make more than one bowl, use a stainless or glass bowl instead. about 1/3 cup steel cut oats, 1 cup of liquids. Raisins, agave syrup, etc. On rack over a cup of water in the big bowl. Quick steel cut oats takes 5 minutes, regular about 10. Can be set up at night to be ready in the morning. One advantage is that it can be eaten right out of that bowl and there is 0 mess in the big pot- just water.

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Sam Dalton says:

These filling and delicious oats were so easy to make in the pressure cooker. This recipe makes the perfect portion sizes as well. Next time I may substitute the whole milk for almond milk, but other than that I really enjoyed this breakfast recipe.

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Katie Hason says:

I love these pressure cooker steel cut oats. I make these in the morning for me and my fiancee, and we are both totally obsessed. Can't start our day without it! We top it with strawberries, bananas, and sometimes raspberries.