This 6-minute Instant Pot oatmeal with dried fruit is the answer to busy mornings

Southern Kitchen
Instant Pot Oatmeal with Dried Fruit

About the recipe

Steel-cut oats carry a notoriously long cooking time, but using an Instant Pot chops the active cooking time down to just six minutes under high pressure.

This recipe illustrates the most basic liquid-to-oats ratio, using simply water and oats, but you can substitute in some milk or almond milk for more richness.

Serves: 4

Hands On Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


3 cups water

1 cup steel-cut oats

1/2 cup dried apricots, sliced

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1/4 cup toasted pecan pieces


Place water and oats into an Instant Pot and seal the lid. Use the porridge function and set the timer for 6 minutes. After the timer sounds, release the pressure and stir, adding more liquid if necessary. Divide oatmeal among serving bowls and top with fruits and pecans. Serve.