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Instant Pot oatmeal with bananas and berries in a white bowl.

Instant Pot Oatmeal

Learn how to make the best Instant Pot Oatmeal with old-fashioned oats, milk (even almond) and water. They are creamy and delicious with a variety of toppings! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot oatmeal
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
natural pressure release 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 284 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.25 cups milk almond, 2% or skim
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil or butter
  • 1/8 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Make sure the insert is in your Instant Pot. Pour water and milk into the Instant Pot.
  2. Add oats, coconut oil and salt. Stir.
  3. Close the lid and set valve to sealing position.
  4. Make sure the Instant Pot is set to cook at HIGH pressure.
  5. Press "manual" or "pressure cook" setting and set timer to 3 minutes.
  6. The appliance will beep and start building pressure, which can take about 6 minutes.
  7. Once the cooking cycle is done, press "cancel/off" and unplug the Instant Pot. Do not switch the valve. Let the IP release the pressure naturally. It will take about 10 minutes.
  8. When the pressure pin is down (if it's not, gently nudge it with a wooden spoon), carefully open the lid away from your face. Stir the oatmeal. Let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes, then stir vanilla.
  9. Serve with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

  1. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
  2. If you are using steel-cut oats, use additional cup of liquid and set timer to 4 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 220mg10%
Potassium 348mg10%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 247IU5%
Calcium 193mg19%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.