Instant Pot oatmeal

Instant Pot Oatmeal

Instant Pot oatmeal is easy enough to make on a weekday, and it's a delicious and comforting way to start your day.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, oatmeal, pot in pot
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 286 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 1/2 cup dry old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (any milk will work)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons 100% maple syrup (more or less to taste)
  • water - enough to fill up 1/2 cup including the vanilla and maple syrup
  • small pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup water in the inner stainless pot for steaming


  1. Pour 1 cup water into the inner stainless steel pot, and add a trivet; place the glass bowl on top.

  2. Add dry oats and almond milk to glass bowl.

  3. Add vanilla and maple syrup to 1/2 measuring cup, plus enough water to fill to capacity, and add to glass bowl. (Vanilla + maple syrup + enough water = 1/2 cup)

  4. Add salt and cinnamon to glass bowl, stirring to combine.

  5. Place the lid on, lock and seal it, and cook at manual high pressure for 10 minutes.

  6. Allow the pot to do a full natural pressure release (NPR). 

Recipe Notes

We have made up to 3 servings using these instructions. It depends on the capacity of your glass bowl.

I like to prepare this right when I wake up. I then shower and get dressed while it is cooking. It stays warm and ready to eat for up to an hour after cooking. 

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 236mg7%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 215mg22%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.