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Steel Cut Oat Breakfast Bowl

Here is a healthy and delicious breakfast idea that looks as great as it tastes! The nice thing about these Instant Pot steel cut oats is you can pretty much set it and forget it while it cooks.  You can then easily put together a delicious Steel Cut Oat Breakfast Bowl to start your day off right.   Perfect for busy mornings, you have time to get ready for the day while this delicious and healthy breakfast makes itself, no pot watching or stirring. 

I used to make overnight Steel Cut oats in the Crock Pot, which works well, though in order for it not to get over cooked or burnt on the edges I had to make a huge batch.  The Instant Pot gives me the freedom to make the portion size that I need, and I can make them fresh in the morning.   Leftovers will reheat well the next day with a bit of extra liquid added.

To make your morning easier prepare the yogurt and berries the night before.  The recipe calls for Blueberries and Strawberries, however you can use what’s in season or what you prefer.

Change up the toppings:

  • sliced bananas
  • raspberries, blackberries
  • dried cranberries or cherries
  • sprinkle with chopped nuts

Why Steel Cut?

Steel cut oats are a less processed oat than rolled oats, making them a healthier option.  I love the texture which is nuttier and chewier than rolled, instant or quick oats.  They do take longer too cook, but the benefits of the extra time is so worth the little bit of extra effort.

Cooked steel cut oats with yogurt, cut strawberries and blueberries

Steel Cut Oats Breakfast Bowls

Here is a healthy and delicious breakfast idea that looks as great as it tastes! The nice thing about these Instant Pot steel cut oats is you can pretty much set it and forget it while it cooks.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Come to pressure 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine North American
Servings 4 people


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 c. steel cut oats
  • c. water
  • 2 c. Greek or coconut yogurt
  • T. chia seeds
  • 1 T. real maple syrup plus additional for serving
  • 1 c. fresh strawberries hulled and cut into chunks
  • 1 c. fresh blueberries rinsed and patted dry


  • Spray the Instant Pot cooking container with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add steel cut oats and water and stir to combine. Cover with lid and lock into position, then flip the pressure valve to the “Sealing” position.
  • Press the “Manual” button and select the high heat setting. Set cook time to 10 minutes. After a brief pause, the Instant Pot will automatically start building pressure.
  • While the oats cook, combine yogurt, chia seeds, and maple syrup in a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • When cook time is complete, turn off the Instant Pot to prevent scorching. Allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure.
  • Carefully remove lid and stir the contents to combine. Transfer the cooked oats to individual serving bowls. Heap the oats a little higher on one side of the bowl and spoon the yogurt mixture onto the other half.
  • Arrange the strawberries and blueberries between the two halves for a nice presentation. Serve immediately with additional maple syrup on the side, if desired. Enjoy!


Tip: To save time in the morning, prepare the yogurt mixture the night before and use blueberries and raspberries to reduce prep time.
Keyword Steel Cut Oats
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By on March 1st, 2019
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