Instant Pot Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats. Make pumpkin spice steel cut oatmeal super quickly in your instant pot! Instant pot pumpkin oatmeal is a super healthy fall breakfast. My healthy pumpkin oatmeal recipe is loaded with fiber and antioxidants to help lower inflammation and promote gut health.
My Instant Pot Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe is:
- Good for weight loss
- Gut healthy
- Easy to make
- Good meal prep breakfast
You don't have to stand over the stove stirring your steel cut oats for almost 30 minutes anymore. The instant pot takes away ALL the extra work of making steel cut oats! And you get to hold onto those amazing health benefits of steel cut oats.
INSTANT POT PUMPKIN STEEL CUT OATS INGREDIENTS
Steel cut oats, you can use any kind. I haven't tried this recipe with rolled or instant oats so I would
Pumpkin puree. Use store bought pumpkin puree or canned. I made homemade pumpkin puree!
Get my homemade pumpkin puree recipe here
Pumpkin pie spice. Use it premade or make your own from cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.
Vanilla extract. Make sure to buy pure vanilla extract!
Sea salt. I use pink salt in all my recipes! It is unrefined and unbleached.
Optional ingredients: brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup for sweeter oats.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STEEL CUT OATS AND ROLLED OATS?
Steel cut oats are the most closely related to the original oat grain.
Steel cut oats are made by chopping the the oat into smaller pieces with large metal blades. This process helps keep the entire grain intact. Rolled, or old fashioned oats are flattened and steamed. This process causes them to lose some or all of the grain's bran.
An intact oat grain includes the bran, endosperm, and germ. The bran is the outer shell, and the germ and the endosperm are inside. The bran and germ hold most of the nutrients. While most of the carbohydrate content is in the endosperm.
ARE STEEL CUT OATS GOOD FOR YOU?
Steel cut oats are great for your health! One serving of steel cut oats gives you 5 grams of protein, and 15% of your daily needs for fiber!
Fiber helps balance hormones, improve digestive health, and lower cholesterol!
Some research shows that steel cut oats may spike your blood glucose less than rolled oats.
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST INSTANT POT STEEL CUT PUMPKIN OATMEAL RECIPE
USE STEEL CUT OATMEAL. Rolled and instant oats will come out mushy.
USE QUALITY SPICES. Fresh quality spices give you the best fall flavor in your oatmeal.
NATURALLY RELEASE VALVE FOR 10 MINUTES. Then, quick release the rest of the pressure and enjoy perfectly cooked steel cut oats.
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN STEEL CUT OATS IN YOUR INSTANT POT
Time to make these quick and easy pumpkin spice steel cut oats with fragrant cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice! First, make sure you have all your ingredients!
You will need:
- The ingredients listed above
- An instant pot
NOTE: I have not made this recipe in a traditional pressure cooker, only an instant pot.
Now let's get started!
In your instant pot add these ingredients: 1 cup steel cut oats, ½ cup pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon sea salt, and 3 cups water. Also add any sweeteners now if you want.
Stir the mixture well to completely combine.
Close the instant pot lid. Turn the steam vent to sealing (natural release) and set to cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
Allow your oats to naturally release for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, turn the steam vent to venting (quick release) to release the rest of the pressure.
Stir your oats to combine. You will notice there is a little bit of liquid on top of your oats after cooking, this is okay and normal!
Serve them topped with milk and your favorite nuts or seeds!
HOW TO STORE PUMPKIN SPICE STEEL CUT OATS
Store your pumpkin spice steel cut oatmeal in a glass container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. I like to store mine portioned into separate containers so I have a quick healthy breakfast to heat up in the morning.
Frequently asked questions about my easy healthy instant pot pumpkin pie steel cut oatmeal recipe.
CAN YOU SUBSTITUTE STEEL CUT OATS FOR ROLLED OATS IN A RECIPE?
Since steel cut oats are much heartier than rolled oats (and require much more water/liquid) they can not be substituted in a recipe 1:1.
IS IT OK TO EAT STEEL CUT OATS EVERY DAY?
Yes! Steel cut oats are so good for your health because they are loaded with fiber. You can eat them every day for a healthier gut.
CAN I POWDER STEEL CUT OATS?
Yes! Use your coffee grinder or blender to pulse steel cut oats into a fine powder.
More oatmeal recipes you might like!
- Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats
- Apple Pie Overnight Oats
- Maple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- Vanilla Cold Brew Overnight Oats
- Classic Overnight Oatmeal
- Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats
- Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats
- Tropical Mango Overnight Oats
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Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats
For the pumpkin spice steel cut oats:
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon pink sea salt
- 3 cups water
- ⅓ cup dark brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup
- Milk of choice
- Chopped nuts of choice I love pecans or walnuts with this
- Flax seeds for healthy fats!
- In your instant pot, add 1 cup steel cut oats, ½ cup pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon pink sea salt, and 3 cups of water.Add any optional sweeteners as well.Stir well to combine.
- Secure the instant pot lid and turn the steam vent to sealing (natural release).Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.Allow the oats to naturally release for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, turn the steam valve to venting (quick release) to release the rest of the pressure.
- Stir your oats to combine and they are ready to serve!
Ooo yum!! I wonder if this recipe would work with sweet potato too??
Yes! Sub sweet potato 1:1 for the pumpkin, I hope they turn out great!