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Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats
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5 from 4 votes

Instant Pot Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal

This creamy, no fuss Instant Pot pumpkin steel cut oatmeal is the perfect hearty breakfast for the cold winter months.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Danielle Howard


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Add butter to pressure cooking pot, select Sauté. When butter is melted add the oats, water, and pumpkin.
  • Seal the lid and close the pressure release valve. Press “Pressure Cook” until it’s on “Normal” and press the “Pressure Level” button until it’s on “High Pressure”. Then press the +/- buttons until you see 00:10 for 10 minutes.  The Instant Pot will say “On” until it gets up to pressure and then will start counting down from 10. When it’s done, just leave it alone (natural pressure release) for 10 minutes, then quick release the rest of the pressure after that.
  • When the float valve is down, press “Cancel” to turn off the Instant Pot and open the lid.  Add the spices, salt, and maple syrup (if using) and stir. Let the oats sit in the pressure cooker for 5-10 minutes to let the oats thicken a bit, then serve with pecans, milk, additional maple syrup, or whipped cream.