Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it sure seems to be the most rushed meal of the day too! Luckily for my 3 growing boys, we don’t have to be in a cereal rut anymore. With this incredibly easy and nutritious recipe for Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal Breakfast bowl, you can have a hot breakfast on the table in just a few moments, even on the busiest of days. My family loves the texture of this recipe and I love how filling and flavorful it is without spending more than a few moments of time preparing it!

Easy Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats Breakfast Bowl

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes + time to come to pressure
Serves: 4


1 c. fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into chunks
1 c. fresh blueberries rinsed and patted dry
1 c. steel cut oats
3¼ c. water
2 c. Greek or coconut yogurt
1½ T. chia seeds
1 T. real maple syrup, plus additional for serving
Non-Cooking Spray


  1. Spray the Instant Pot pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add the steel cut oats and water and stir to combine. Cover with lid and lock into position, then flip the pressure valve to the “Sealing” position.
  3. Press the “Manual” button and select the high heat setting.
  4. Set cook time to 10 minutes.
  5. Combine maple syrup, chia seeds, and yogurt in a small bowl.
  6. When cook time is complete, turn off the Instant Pot to prevent burning. Allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure.
  7. Carefully remove the lid and stir the contents to combine.
  8. Pour oats to individual serving bowls, letting oats be on one side of the bowl and yogurt mixture on the other side. 
  9. *Optional* Spoon strawberries and blueberries between the two halves.
  10. Serve immediately with additional maple syrup on the side, if desired. Enjoy!

Steel cut oatmeal breakfast bowl

I love how this recipe cuts down on cooking time for steel cut oatmeal! Have you ever made oatmeal in your instant pot? I would love to hear about your favorite breakfast options for the instant pot because we are always looking for great ways to enjoy a hot breakfast together, even on the busiest of days!

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