Basic Steel-Cut Oats Pressure Cooker Recipe

Recipe Category: Oats


Basic Steel-Cut Oats Pressure Cooker Recipe


SERVES 3 to 4 – Cooker: 5- to 7-quart – Time: 8 minutes at HIGH pressure

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3½ cups water, depending if you want a looser oatmeal


  1. Combine the ingredients in a 5- to 7-quart pressure cooker
  2. Close and lock the lid
  3. Set the burner heat to high
  4. When the cooker reaches HIGH pressure, reduce the burner heat as low as you can and still maintain HIGH pressure
  5. Set a timer to cook for 8 minutes
  6. Remove the pot from the heat
  7. Open the cooker with the Natural Release method; let stand for 15 minutes
  8. At time, if the pressure is not all released, open the valve
  9. Be careful of the steam when you remove the lid
  10. Spoon out the cooked grain to a serving bowl to serve immediately
  11. Top with milk, half-and-half, nondairy milk, almond milk, fresh fruit (sliced strawberries or peaches, grated apple), dried fruit (such as dried cranberries, blueberries, raisins, or cherries), ½ cup pumpkin puree, chopped raw or toasted nuts (macadamia nuts, almonds, or pecans), seeds (sunflower or pumpkin-not salted), granola, sweetener of choice such as brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, agave syrup, or Splenda

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