These Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats are healthy, delicious, and endlessly customizable. Even better: they take hardly any time at all to make AND are almost entirely hands-off.
When making oatmeal for the week, my go-to recipe has been this one for Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats. The only downside to it is that it takes several hours to cook. When pressed for time one Sunday, I decided to try making oatmeal in the pressure cooker.
Just like the slow cooker method, this method is almost entirely hands-off. The resulting oatmeal is tender (but still has a nice texture) and is basically a blank slate. You can flavor your oatmeal and add whatever nuts and fruit you’d like. But without a doubt, the biggest benefit of using the pressure cooker is that everything cooks very quickly.
The proportion of oats:water was taken from The Kitchn; the method is based on my trial and error.
- 1 1/4 cups steel cut oats
- 3 1/4 cups water
- pinch kosher salt
- milk of choice
- sweetener of choice
Spray the insert of your electric pressure cooker with cooking spray.
Add the steel cut oats, water, and salt to the pressure cooker.
Pressure cook for 8 minutes on high pressure. Allow the pressure to release naturally.
Top your oatmeal with whatever toppings you desire.
Notes: For toppings, I went with almond milk, brown sugar, sliced almonds, and pomegranate arils.
Have more time on your hands to prep for breakfast? Consider this Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal, instead!
Looking for other recipes to make in your electric pressure cooker? I gotchu.
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