May 10, 2021

Instant Pot Raspberry Steel Cut Oatmeal

Prep everything the night before for a simple breakfast the next morning.
Serves 4

Instant Pot Raspberry Steel Cut Oatmeal! A hearty bowl of berry and cream oats made simple using the Instant Pot. Prep everything the night before for a simple breakfast the next morning.

Berry Steel Cut Oatmeal in the Instant Pot

We eat a lot of oatmeal in my house. It’s one of my son’s favorite breakfast meals and something that always makes me like I’m getting a mom win when he scarfs down another bowl.

The best part about these steel cut oats? Prep everything ahead of time for easy assembly in the morning. I know it doesn’t take a lot of time to mix everything together, but fellow busy parents know that every second counts when it comes to getting everyone ready in the morning.

Instant Pot Berry Steel Cut Oatmeal

Berry Health Benefits

Berries are one of my families favorite foods— my kids go through pint after pint of fresh ones and bags of frozen ones in these steel cut oats, in smoothies, crisps, freezer fudge and more. We love that blackberries and raspberries are naturally sweet and packed with fiber.

Good for gut health

A single cup of blackberries has 8grams of fiber! I know I’m a broken record on the benefits of fiber: it increase fullness after a meal, helps with digestion, and can lower LDL cholesterol levels. Recent studies suggest that most American’s only get half of the recommended fiber intake per day and berries are a good way to boost levels.

Good for oral health

Blackberries contain gallic acid, rutin and ellagic acid, compounds that may have antiviral and antibacterial properties that help to kill oral bacteria. Pretty cool huh? I love telling my son that eating blackberries is like brushing his teeth!

Rich source of polyphenols

Ripe blackberries have significantly more phenolic compounds, like anthocyanins, than underripe berries. These compounds are mostly found in deep purple foods and may help prevent chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and cancer. Oregon berries are frozen at the peak of ripeness, locking in all of these beneficial compounds. 

Bowl of Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal with Raspberries

How to Prep Overnight Instant Pot Berry Steel Cut Oats

 Place water, almond milk, oats, salt, cinnamon and vanilla into the base of your Instant Pot the night before. Give a quick stir to mix together, then place in the fridge. When you are ready to cook, simply remove the base and place in the Instant Pot then cook as directed. The oats will have soaked up some of the liquid already, which makes for an even creamier bowl of steel cut oats.

Do I have to use Steel Cut Oats?

This recipe won’t work with other oats; the steel cut oats are hearty enough to be cooked by the pressure cooked without turning to mush.

Can I make this recipe right away in the Instant Pot?

 Yes, but you’ll need to decrease the liquid to 1 3/4 cups for 1 cup of oats.  

Bowl of Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats with RaspberriesSteel Cut Oats made in the Instant Pot

How to make the perfect bowl of Instant Pot Oats

It’s no secret that I have a love-hate relationship with oatmeal. I’m incredibly picky about my bowl of oats and it needs to be perfect or else I won’t touch it. That means a lot of trial and error on what makes the best bowl of oats.Here’s what I know to be true. I prefer not to dose my oats with extra maple syrup, which means I need my oatmeal to be naturally sweetened with plenty of fruit. As the texture doesn’t matter, I rely on sweet frozen fruit like Oregon raspberries.

Oregon raspberries (and their blackberries!) burst with the sweet, juicy taste of summer. They are picked at the peak of ripeness, and available frozen year round. They are my top pick for baking, jam or my homemade berry freezer fudge. They add the perfect amount of sweetness to my oatmeal, which means I don’t need to add in any extra syrup— unless you want to! I also like to stir in a little almond butter, peanut butter or cashew butter into my oats right after they cook for extra creaminess without any dairy.

These Instant Pot oats remind me of a bowl of berries and cream oatmeal— except this version is packed with fiber, protein and naturally sweet.

two bowls of instant pot oatmeal with raspberries close up bowl of instant pot oats with raspberries

More Vegan Breakfast Ideas:

Lemonade Scones
Vegan Sourdough Waffles
Instant Pot Oatmeal
Vegan Eggs Benedict with Asparagus
Baked Oatmeal with Berries 

 

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bowl of instant pot oats with berries

Instant Pot Raspberry Steel Cut Oatmeal

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: instant pot
  • Cuisine: breakfast
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats with Raspberries! A hearty bowl of berry and cream oats made simple using the Instant Pot. Prep everything the night before for a simple breakfast the next morning.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: instant pot
  • Cuisine: breakfast
  • Diet: Vegan
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: instant pot
  • Cuisine: breakfast
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup water*
  • 2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup frozen Oregon raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • Maple syrup, if desired

Instructions

  1. Place the water, almond milk, oats, salt, cinnamon and vanilla in the base container of an Instant Pot. Place in the fridge overnight.*
  2. When ready to cook, place the base into the Instant Pot and cook on manual pressure for 4 minutes, then let naturally release for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid, then stir in frozen Oregon raspberries, peanut butter help seeds, chia seeds and almonds. Keep stirring to melt in the raspberries and peanut butter into the oatmeal.
  4. Divide among 3-4 bowls, topping with more raspberries or other toppings as desired.

Notes

*If making this right away, decrease liquid to 2 3/4 cups liquid.

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  1. Made as written and was absolutely delicious! And fast! Will be my new go to recipe for steel cut oats!