up close bowl of oatmeal with sliced banana

Instant Pot Oatmeal

How to cook old fashioned oats in your pressure cooker for creamy, perfectly cooked oatmeal. 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Oatmeal
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups water DIVIDED
  • 2 cups dairy of choice
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed


  • Insert steamer rack inside inner pot of Instant Pot. Add in 1 cup of water to inner pot. 
  • Inside a 7 cup heat safe bowl, mix together the oats, 1 cup water, dairy and flax seed.
  • Place bowl on top of steaming rack and put lid on Instant pot. 
  • Set Valve to "sealed" and set manual or time to 8 minutes on high pressure.
  • Allow to naturally release for 5 minutes before carefully releasing any addtional steam by using a wooden spoon to turn valve to vent. 
  • Remove bowl carefully from pressure cooker and then serve with desired toppings or allow to cool and store in fridge to reheat as needed. 


Total Time: 10 minutes to come to pressure + 8 Minutes Cooking Time + 5 Minutes Release= 22 total minutes. 
See recipe for variety of flavors
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 218mg6%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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