Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats

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I’m in love with my new pressure cooker. I’d been wanting one for quite a while and when Frieda, Frieda Loves Bread, posted two great tutorials on using the Cuisinart 6 quart electric pressure cooker, and she told me they were selling at Costco for $69, I knew the time had come to buy one.

Frieda described the electric pressure cooker as a crockpot on steroids, which is a perfect description. You get the results of a tender, slow cooked meal without the long cooking time.


This pressure cooker is great for making Steel Cut Oats because they’re softer than when cooked on the stove. I like the slightly crunchy texture of Steel Cut Oats, but I usually ended up cooking them twice as long as the package directions suggested. Some people recommend soaking Steel Cut Oats overnight to soften them before cooking, but with a pressure cooker that isn’t necessary.

Another big advantage of making them in the pressure cooker is that they’re worry free. You can just press the start button and walk away, no having to worry about stirring them so they don’t burn on the bottom, or that they’ll boil over.

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Yield: 2 -3 servings

Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats

Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1/2 cup Steel Cut Oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Dash of salt


  1. Combine ingredients in pressure cooker pot, select high pressure and set 10 minutes cook time. (It took the pressure cooker 10 minutes to come up to pressure and 20 minutes for a natural pressure release after the cook time, for a total prep time of 40 minutes. A quick release is not recommended with grains.)
  2. Top with milk, fresh or dried fruit, chopped nuts or granola, and your favorite sweetener - brown or white sugar, maple syrup, or agave syrup. This time I chose dried blueberries, strawberries, granola and brown sugar.
More Steel Cut Oat recipes you might like:

Creme Brulee Steel Cut Oats from Two Peas and Their Pod
Slow Cooked Overnight Oatmeal from Cheeky Kitchen
Overnight Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats from goodLife {eats}
Overnight Steel-Cut Oats for One from Judy’s Kitchen

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