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Instant Pot Steel Cut Pumpkin Oats

Another day, another steel-cut oat recipe. These Instant Pot Steel Cut Pumpkin Oats are one of my favorites. I make them on Sunday and store the leftovers for a quick breakfast on-the-go for the work week. I can’t get enough of the pumpkin flavors of fall, even though we’re moving into winter.

I’ve already shared by basic steel cut oats recipe with you, but this one is slightly different due to the addition of pumpkin puree. Side note: pumpkin puree is NOT the same as pumpkin pie filling. Steel cut oats are the champion of all oats and really become so easy to make in the Instant Pot. I love pouring in all of the ingredients, then walking away to take care of other tasks. When I used to make them on the stove top, I’d have to stir frequently and on many occasions, my pot simmered over making a royal mess first thing in the morning. This way is SOOO much simpler. It still takes a little while to make, but with no supervision.

If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet or are still perusing different ones out there, I’d highly suggest this Instant Pot (8 quart), (they also have a 6 quart and 3 quart available).  I bought it last year on Amazon Prime day and am really happy with it thus far.

If you don’t have one yet, no worries, you can easily make this overnight in a slow cooker. The ratio of oats to liquid is a little different. For the slow cooker, combine one cup of oats with 4 cups of liquid. Then cook on low overnight for 6-8 hours.

I like topping these Instant Pot Steel Cut Pumpkin Oats with pecans, maple syrup, and cinnamon. You can also sprinkle on some flax seed or even add it into the oat mixture before cooking. Whichever way you decide to make them, snap a pic and tag us #straightandfarro.

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Instant Pot Steel Cut Pumpkin Oats
Creamy, wholesome Instant Pot Steel Cut Pumpkin Oats cook quickly and easily with very little and no stirring required. This is my favorite Steel Cut Oat recipe!
Instant pot pumpkin steel cut oats
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10-20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 3/4 cups water You could also use milk or non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt *Optional
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (for topping)
  • maple syrup for drizzling
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10-20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 3/4 cups water You could also use milk or non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt *Optional
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (for topping)
  • maple syrup for drizzling
Instant pot pumpkin steel cut oats
Instructions
  1. Add oats, water, pumpkin, spices, and salt (if using) to the instant pot and stir to combine.
  2. Close lid, press manual button and select high pressure for 10 minutes. Make sure the venting knob is turned to "seal".
  3. Cook for 10 minutes then quick release.
  4. Stir oats, add additional milk if desired and top with pumpkin seeds, pecans and maple syrup.
Recipe Notes

When making steel cut oats, you may want to adjust the time based on your preferred oat texture. These oats are chewy and creamy, which is how I prefer them. You could also cook them for less time, for a firmer oat consistency.

To make them in a slow cooker, combine 1 cup of oats with 4 cups liquid and other ingredients noted above. Cook on low for 6-8 hours overnight.

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