Instant Pot Orange Infused Steel Cut Oats

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Instant Pot Orange Infused Steel Cut Oats

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4 Servings
10 Ingredients

Wake up with a breakfast bursting with citrusy flavor courtesy of your Instant Pot. These Orange Infused Steel Cut Oats are filling, low-fuss and easy to make ahead freezer recipe for busy mornings.

4 Servings
10 Ingredients


  • 1 ⅓ tablespoons Butter
  • ⅔ cups Steel Cut Oats
  • ½ cups Water
  • 1 ⅓ cups Whole Milk
  • ⅓ cups juice Orange
  • ⅔ tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • ⅓ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • ⅓ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 ⅓ tablespoons zest Orange
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  1. I followed the directions exactly and I ended up with oatmeal soup. There is WAY too much liquid in this recipe. I should have followed my instincts since every other steal cut oat recipe I have done had half this much liquid.

  2. I’m new to this pressure cooking thing. Why wouldn’t you just cook the oatmeal in the metal pot instead of having to use the trivet and a glass bowl?

    1. I follow the steel cut oatmeal recipe in the booklet that came with the instant pot, and it doesn’t use the trivet and glass bowl. I don’t have a glass bowl big enough for the oatmeal and yet small enough to fit inside my instant pot

  3. What kind of glass bowl do you use??? I couldn’t find one that would fit inside the pot and hold all the ingredients so I just put it in the inner pot. I also used the porridge setting after reading the previous comment about oatmeal soup. Hope it turns out.

    1. Any oven-safe dish like Pyrex is the type of glass bowl we’re referring to. How did it turn out the way you made it?

  4. I really wish I had read the reviews before I followed these direction. As said by others, this is WAY too much liquid. When mine came out like soup, I put in another half cup of steel oats and recooked it for 6 minutes. Then it was perfect! I’d suggest starting with 1 1/2 cup of oats or cutting back the liquid. Tasty when cooked correctly!

    1. Oh Tina, we are so sorry it was so watery. Thank you so much for your specific feedback on this recipe though! We will pass this along to our MenuBuilder team for further evaluation. Many thanks!

  5. Wow. What a disappointment. I, too, didn’t read the reviews first, but did see them as soon as I set the instant pot. I immediately added an extra 1/2 c of oats before it got started and it still came out soupy AND was completely undercooked. I just put it back on for 6 more minutes – hoping it’s done this time. My poor 3 year old is starving…

    1. I’m sorry this didn’t work out Kelly. We have since updated this recipe according to feedback. So we hope you will give it another try based on the new oats to liquid ratio. Also, you always want to do a natural pressure release with oats (meaning don’t release the pressure as soon as the timer goes off) and they should thicken up and finish cooking during this time.

  6. Ugh. Add me to the list of wishing I’d read the reviews first. I will try to recook it with more oats. Right now it is oatmeal water. Don’t know how you came up with this recipe, but clearly no one actually tested it before publishing.

    1. Barb, we’re sorry to hear your first go round didn’t go so well. All of our recipes are tested before they’re published. If you have more questions we’re always available in chat (bottom right-hand corner). Hope it turns out next time!

  7. So I just made the recipe with 1.5 cups oatmeal and I have a mini duo (3qt) so I had to put the ingredients in the pot directly (no steamer rack and extra bowl). It came out good!

  8. Hi,
    I just tried this recipe for the first (and only) time. Its been 20 months since you said in the comments the recipe was updated. Although the result wasn’t soup… it was still too watery…. and I let it natural release for 21 minutes. I can’t imagine if I had only done the 10 minute release.

    1. Thank you for your feedback, Gail! We have asked our test cooks to review this recipe and see if any changes are needed. We will be sure to report our findings. 🙂

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