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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Turn steam vent handle to Venting to quick-release pressure. Remove lid and stir oatmeal.
- Stir brown sugar into oatmeal.
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.
What others are saying
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!!!!
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!
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.
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!