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4.6 from 5 votes

Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe

Instant Pot Oatmeal is an easy and delicious breakfast that's ready in minutes! Made with old-fashioned rolled oats, water, and a pinch of salt, enjoy yours with a splash of milk, fresh fruit, and a drizzle of honey.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Natural Release10 mins
Total Time14 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 204kcal



  • 2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 4 cups water see notes
  • 2 tablespoon butter optional
  • pinch of salt

Optional Toppings

  • Fresh fruit
  • Sweetener honey, maple syrup, brown sugar
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Nut Butter peanut butter, almond butter
  • Milk almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, cow milk, etc.
  • Ground cinnamon or Nutmeg


  • Add the oats, water and/or milk, butter (if using), and a pinch of salt to the Instant Pot. Stir well to combine. Secure the lid and cook the oats for 2 minutes, high pressure (it will take approximately 5-8 minutes for the Instant Pot to reach full pressure).
  • After the cooking time is completed, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then manually release any remaining pressure. Carefully remove the lid once the pressure valve pops up and all of the steam has been released.
  • Enjoy immediately with all of your favorite toppings.


  • For creamier oatmeal, cook the oats in 1-1 1/2 cups water with 1 cup of milk.
  • Keep leftovers stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Reheat on the stovetop over medium-low heat. Add additional water or milk as needed.
  • Easily double or triple this recipe to feed a larger group. The cooking time stays the same, but the time to reach full pressure will increase by about 5-8 minutes.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg
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