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spoonful of steel cut oats from instant pot

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats and Grains

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Si Foster, A Bountiful Kitchen


  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup 10 grain cereal blend Trader Joe's carries their own brand or you can use Bob's Red Mill
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/3-1/2 cup pure maple syrup
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  • 1-2 cup milk or half and half for mixing into individual bowls after cooked
  • toppings: chopped apples golden raisins, coconut, walnuts or pecans, pumpkin seeds, fresh raspberries, fresh blueberries, bananas, granola, etc.


  1. Place water, apple juice, steel cut oats, 10 grain cereal, salt and cinnamon into the bowl of an Instant Pot and give the ingredients a good stir.
  2. Make sure the sealing ring is in place inside of the lid. Close the lid and make sure the steam release dial is turned to "seal" position.
  3. If your Instant Pot has a "Porridge" setting turn it on and adjust the time to 10 minutes. If there is not a porridge setting, simply turn the setting to "High Pressure" and use the arrow to set the time for 10 minutes.
  4. After the timer goes off to signal the oatmeal is cooked, wait an additional 15 minutes to allow the pressure in the pot to naturally release.
  5. Carefully place the steam vent to the venting position to allow any remaining steam to escape.
  6. You may release the lid when all pressure is released.
  7. Stir in desired amount of pure maple syrup.
  8. Place cooked oats into a serving bowl or serve right out of Instant Pot.
  9. Serve with half and half or milk and topping bar.
  10. Leftover cooked oats may be stored in refrigerator and heated up in cereal bowl as needed.