This Instant Pot oatmeal recipe is super creamy and so easy to make with old fashioned oats, you’ll never make oatmeal from a packet again.
If you own and Instant Pot and you’re making oatmeal any other way – stop!
This oatmeal tastes so much better, is better better for you than packet oatmeal, and is actually pretty quick and easy to make compared to making homemade oatmeal at the stove.
Will it be ready to eat in under 5 minutes?
No. But it comes pretty close, and is well worth the extra few minutes in your pressure cooker.
Give a try, and I bet you never go back to any other oatmeal again!
Creamy Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe
This recipe is for people who love creamy oatmeal.
It’s a basic recipe for plain oatmeal so you can add whatever mix-ins you like at the end. I like making it this way so that everyone I can just put the oatmeal out with a variety of toppings and my family can add in what they like.
We add sweetener at the end also, again so everyone can make it to their own tastes (I prefer brown sugar, husband prefers honey, etc.)
What you’ll need:
- Instant Pot Multicooker (I have the Instant Pot Duo Plus 6 qt 9-in-1)
- Old fashioned rolled oats
- Milk (I’ve used whole milk and 2% Lactaid milk and both worked)
Just 4 Steps
- Add 1 cup oats
- Pour in 1 1/2 cups milk
3. Pour in 1 1/4 cups water
4. Seal lid and set Instant Pot to Porridge setting for 6 minutes
When the oatmeal is done, you can manual release immediately. I usually get caught up doing other things while my oatmeal is cooking and don’t get to it right away, and it’s always just fine.
When you open the lid, it will look very milky. Just give it a stir and I promise it will all mix together for the perfect texture of oatmeal.
Add in your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Instant Pot Oatmeal FAQs
Nope! This oatmeal recipe is made right in the Instant Pot bowl.
I have only ever used whole milk and 2% Lactaid milk so I can’t speak to other options. Both of those milks worked beautifully. You can try using a lower fat milk, or non dairy milks like almond milk, but if it is too thin, you may experience burning.
I make mine this way because I am making the oatmeal for more than just myself, so we just add our own sweeteners and toppings to our individual oatmeal bowls. If you like your oatmeal sweeter, you can add your own sweetener to taste.
You bet! I store mine in a sealed container in the fridge and reheat within a few days. You can reheat the oatmeal quickly in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave. You may need to add more milk.
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 1/4 cups water
- sweetener and toppings (optional)
- Add one cup rolled oats to Instant Pot
- Pour in milk
- Pour in water
- Close and seal Instant Pot lid
- Set to Porridge setting for 6 minutes
- Manual release when timer goes off and stir well
- Add sweetener to taste
Store any leftover oatmeal in airtight container in the fridge up to 4 to 6 days.
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