Oatmeal is prepared in so many different ways and we wanted to share how easy it is to make Instant pot oatmeal. Oatmeal bowls are a great breakfast choice to jumpstart your morning. Filling, nutritious, and loaded with fiber to keep you full for hours.
What is your favorite breakfast? Are you an egg breakfast person? Or you like to have something more fibrous and filling? Mornings are the best time to load up on your complex carbs for the energy boost you need. Not that eggs aren’t almost perfect as a breakfast meal, but we just love how filling and comforting a bowl of oatmeal can be. There are many ways to cook oatmeal, from using your pot on a stovetop to the microwave, or an Instant Pot. This Instantpot oatmeal is one of the many simple ways to prepare oatmeal. It comes out thick, creamy, and just delicious. Prepared simply with rolled oats, milk, and a dash of salt. Cooked to perfection and then served with maple syrup and topped with berries or fruit of choice. This healthy oatmeal breakfast bowl it low in fat, high in fiber, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free.
Why you will love this oatmeal breakfast recipe
- Quick and easy: Using an Instant Pot to make oatmeal makes the whole process easy and worry-free. Taked about 10 minutes for a creamy good oatmeal breakfast.
- Healthy and nutritious: Oatmeal has loads of health benefits and its so good for you. Loaded with fiber to help you full and satisfied for hours.
- So good: You either love oatmeal or you hate it. But this Instant Pot oatmeal breakfast has a great creamy texture and its absolutley delicious.
Ingredients you will need for this intsant pot oatmeal breakfast bowl
- Rolled oats: we recommend using rolled oats and not quick oats. You may use a gluten-free rolled oat option if you prefer. Steel-cut oats are also fine to use but the recipe will vary. See notes.
- Unsweetened almond milk: any milk would work. For a healthier option we chose unsweetened almond milk. Use cashew milk or another dair-free milk if you prefer. Or simply use water.
- Salt: Optional but we love adding a dash of salt and recommend it.
- Maple syrup: this is the sweetener we chose to go with. Use any other sweetener of choice like honey or agave. To keep this oatmeal breakfast bowl vegan, use maple syrup or agave.
- Fruits: we went with berries, but you may top this oatmeal bowl with any fruits of choice.
How to make this Oatmeal breakfast recipe in the Instant pot
Add rolled oats, almond milk, salt, and maple syrup to an Instant pot. Mix until well combined.
Close the Instant pot with a lid and place the valve in the “Sealing” position.
Cook the oats on “high pressure” for 4 minutes and once the cycle is complete, release the pressure immediately.
Serve the oatmeal in a bowl topped with berries and maple syrup.
Recipe notes and tips
- Best to use rolled oats and not quick oats. You may use gluten-free rolled oats as well.
- If you prefer to use steel-cut oats, you can. But the cooking time will vary. For 1 cup of steel-cut oats, you will need 3 cups of liquid. Either water or milk. You will also need to cook for an additional 10-15 minutes. We do have a recipe for steel cut oats cooked on the stovetop if you would like to check it out.
- Almond milk can be substituted with any other dairy-free milk. Or you could simply use water or 2% milk.
- Consider adding a splash of vanilla and some cinnamon.
- Top with your favorite fruits. It doesn’t have to be berries.
- Use honey or any other sweetener of choice instead of maple syrup. To keep this instant pot oatmeal recipe vegan-friendly use maple syrup, agave, or brown sugar.
frequently asked questions
Most Instant pots will have a “porridge” setting on them that you can use to cook your oatmeal using your Instant pot. Simply close the instant pot with the lid and lock it. Press the porridge button and set the desired time. Or you can simply cook it at high pressure instead.
Rolled oats have a bit more fiber than quick oats. That being said, rolled oats have 5 grams of fiber per 1/2 cup serving while quick oats have 4.2 grams of fiber. Keep in mind that they are both nutrious whole grains and provide great nutritional values. Quick oats are a bit more processed than rolled oats with 170 calories per 1/2 cup while rolled oats has 200 calories per 1/2 cup.
There are a wide variety of toppings that you can add to your oatmeal bowl. Try a wide variety of fruits to keep it less boring each time you make a bowl. You may use top your oatmeal bowl with nuts, dried fruits, chocolate chips, and sweeteners like maple syrup or honey.
More Oatmeal Bowl recipes that you may like
- Blueberry Overnight Oats
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl
- Overnight Greek Yogurt Oatmeal Bowl
- Healthy PB&J Overnight Oatmeal
- Chocolate Overnight Oats
Recipe with oatmeal
- Baked Oatmeal Protein Muffins
- Easy Oatmeal Apple Crumble
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
- Healthy Oatmeal Raison Cookies
- Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
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Instant Pot Oatmeal
- Instant Pot
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats you can use gluten-free rolled oats
- 2 Cups Unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 2 tablespoons Maple syrup
- Mixed berries to serve
- Add rolled oats, almond milk, salt, and maple syrup to an Instant pot.
- Mix until well combined.Close the Instant pot with a lid and place the valve in the “Sealing” position.
- Cook the oats on “high pressure” for 4 minutes and once the cycle is complete, release the pressure immediately.
- Serve the oatmeal in a bowl topped with berries and maple syrup.
- Best to use rolled oats and not quick oats.
- You may use steel-cut oats but the cooking time will vary. For 1 cup of steel-cut oats, you will need 3 cups of liquid. Either water or milk. You will also need to cook for an additional 10-15 minutes.
- Almond milk can be substituted with any other dairy-free milk. Or you could simply use water.
- Top with your favorite fruits. It doesn’t have to be berries.
- Use honey or any other sweetener of choice instead of maple syrup.
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