Pressure Cooker Banana Bread Steel Cut Oats

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Rated 5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Banana Bread Steel Cut Oats
Pressure Cooker Banana Bread Steel Cut Oats


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 2 ¼ cups water
  • 2 bananas, fresh or frozen, roughly chopped
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, or more to taste


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  1. Set pressure cooker to Sauté on High. Melt butter in the inner pot of the pressure cooker until slightly browned, about 1 minute. Stir oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice into butter until fragrant and butter is absorbed into the oats, about 30 seconds. Press Cancel.
  2. Stir water, bananas, and salt into oat mixture. The bananas don't need to combine with the oats, they'll cook into the oats while pressure cooking.
  3. Lock lid in place, turn steam vent handle to Sealing, and select Porridge. Cook on High Pressure for 12 minutes for oats with a bit of bite or 14 minutes for softer oats.
  4. Turn steam vent handle to Venting to quick-release pressure. Remove lid and stir oatmeal.
  5. Stir brown sugar into oatmeal.
Mealthy tip:

Oatmeal topping ideas: walnuts, peanut butter, more brown sugar, more butter, dried fruits (apricots, apples, or plums), shredded coconut, chia seeds, flax meal, or hemp seeds.

If you follow a gluten-free lifestyle, be sure to purchase gluten-free oats. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but are often processed in machines that also process grains with gluten. Store like Trader Joe's or Whole Foods carry gluten-free oats.


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Melanie Walton says:

This comes out really great. First time I did it I cooked in the pressure cooker pot. I kept getting the “burn” fault. Next time I used the trivet and cooked the oatmeal in a Corning Ware bowl. Absolutely perfect!!!!

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Nathalie D says:

This recipe reminds me of my childhood! It turned out so good and the kids loved it. What I love most is being able to put it on, then help the kids get dressed for school. By the time we are done, breakfast is finished and I haven't broken a sweat. This recipe has made my mornings so much easier!

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Leyla Abdulhay says:

In my first week of owning the multipot, I have made this three times already! My husband loves it and said I now make steel cut oats better than he does! This is now becoming a “make breakfast before bed” staple for breakfast the next morning. Such easy cleanup and you are done so fast! To reheat, I pour a little milk over and mix it. So tasty and so healthy!! I actually decided to replace some of the water with 3/4 cup milk in the recipe which to me, makes it the perfect creaminess. This last time I replaced one banana with a soft pear as well. I’ve already started to tweak it to our liking so that means this recipe is a keeper for sure! Fantastic recipe! 5 star! I will be serving this for brunch by doubling the portion size next time I have guests.

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Darlene Burgess says:

Made this today for breakfast. Changes I made: subbed out 1 tbs of coconut sugar for brown sugar; freshly grated nutmeg for the ground; coconut oil for butter and added 1 tbs of raw cacao. When finished cooking, added some Chia seeds. This was SO good! 2 thumbs up from the 8 yr old and myself!