EASY Instant Pot Oatmeal

While the Instant Pot is great for a lot of things, this Instant Pot Oatmeal is one you will come back to again and again and again. Everyone needs and easy, go-to breakfast recipe that fills hungry bellies in the morning.

I love my Instant Pot.  I use it for a lot of recipes, but this Instant Pot Oatmeal is one I make multiple times a week.

I love that it’s quick, easy, and family friendly.  Everyone can choose how they want to top their oatmeal.

Not only that, but it’s a healthy breakfast.  You’ll feel like you’ve started your day off right with Instant Pot Oatmeal.

How to Make Instant Pot Oatmeal:

This recipe really can’t be simpler.  Simply add the ingredients into the Instant Pot, lock the lid in place and you’re ready to go.

Make sure the valve is set to sealing and hit the manual button.  Set it to cook for 4 minutes.

While the oatmeal cooks, you can prep your toppings or take a quick shower!

Top as desired and serve.

Favorite Instant Pot Oatmeal Toppings:


  • Brown sugar
  • Sugar in the raw
  • Honey

Fruit (fresh or frozen):

We love fresh fruit in our oatmeal, but frozen fruit is a great option if you’re in a hurry.  It’s also a great choice when feeding kids because it helps to cool the oatmeal.

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Peaches
  • Raspberries

Other toppings:

  • Chopped almonds
  • Chopped pecans
  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut

Pumpkin Pie Instant Pot Oatmeal:

In the picture is my Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. All you need is:
Make 1 cup of oatmeal following the instructions. After it is cooked add:

1/4 cup pumpkin
pinch of cloves
pinch of ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 Tablespoon of brown sugar

Mix it all together in your bowl and serve. I did add some chocolate chips on top!

Instant Pot Oatmeal Tips and Tricks:

Prep the night before:

If you really need a fast option for a morning meal, try prepping the night before.  Not only can you have your toppings prepped, but add your ingredients to the Instant Pot the night before.

In the morning, make sure the valve is set to sealing, hit the manual button for 4 minutes, and breakfast is only minutes away.

Pot in Pot:

The Instant Pot is a great way to make a big batch of oatmeal.  However, some people don’t love to clean the main pot after making oatmeal.  Pot in pot is a great option.

Add 1/2 cup of water to the Instant Pot liner. Place the trivet in as well.  Mix your ingredients in an oven safe bowl or pot and set it on the trivet.  The cooking instructions remain the same, but clean up is a tad easier.

How to make Instant Pot Oatmeal in Individual Servings:

If you change the size of your batch, cooking time remains the same.  I love using a small ramekin for a single or double batch when I’m only feeding one or two.

For a single batch: 1/2 cup oats to 3/4 cup water

For a double batch: 1 cup oats to 1 1/2 cups water

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Want more Instant Pot recipes?

we got you covered:

How to Make Instant Pot Rolls
How to Cook White Rice in the Instant Pot
Instant Pot Pesto Chicken and Potatoes
Instant Pot Fall of the Bone BBQ Ribs

Serves: 4

Instant Pot Oatmeal

2 minPrep Time

4 minCook Time

6 minTotal Time

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  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 4 cups water


  1. Mix oats and water together in the Instant Pot.
  2. Lock the lid in place and turn the valve the sealing position.
  3. Press the "manual" button and set the cook time for 4 minutes.
  4. When the oatmeal is finished, quick release or natural release the pressure.
  5. Top as desired for a tasty, filling breakfast.


Instant Pot
lacto vegetarian
gluten free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sulfite free
sesame free
mustard free



702 cal


24 g


108 g


20 g
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