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Refuel Recipe: Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

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Refuel Recipe: Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Welcome back to Refuel Recipes! Each month, we’re gonna focus on one key ingredient that’s both delicious and nutritious and teach you how to incorporate it into your diet in a realistic, sustainable, tasty way! 

If you are just now tuning in with us, this month we’re obsessed with oats. A super versatile, super-good-for-you source of fiber and carbohydrates, oats should be a pantry staple. And hopefully, after this month, we’ve convinced you of that! Before you dive into our final oat-centric recipe, look back at our first oat recipe to learn about the many amazing benefits of incorporating oats into your diet!

Our final oat-centric recipe is just as prep-friendly as the previous three, warm and cozy on a cold morning and gives us one more reason to swoon over the Instant Pot. This recipe is adapted from Skinnytaste

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Serving size: 1 cup of prepared oatmeal plus toppings | Number of servings: 8-10

Nutrition facts per serving: Calories – 235 | Fat – 3g | Carbs – 50g | Protein – 7g

Prep time: 5m | Cook time: 20m

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups steel cut oats
  • 12 cups water
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 5 tbsp honey or pure maple syrup
  • Toppings for or serving:
    • ½ banana (sliced, mashed, whatever suits you)
    • Milk of choice 
    • Ground cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Combine the oats and water in the bowl of your pressure cooker and stir.
  2. Add cinnamon sticks, cover and cook for 6 minutes on high pressure.
  3. Allow pressure to release naturally.
  4. Remove cinnamon sticks and discard.
  5. Stir in blueberries and honey or maple syrup.
  6. To prep for a week of glorious breakfasts, portion out 1 cup of oatmeal into each plastic or glass container.
  7. To reheat, microwave for 2-3 minutes, until warm then add toppings.

Who wrote this post...

Chloe Mizianty

Chloe Mizianty

Chloe Mizianty is a former collegiate athlete turned strength training and functional movement fanatic. In 2016, she dove head first into the field of fitness, and she hasn’t looked back since. Chloe joined Renew in 2017 as an athlete while coaching with an outdoor boot-camp style fitness company, then formally joined the Renew team in 2022 as a personal trainer, nutrition coach, and pregnancy and postpartum coach. When she’s not in the gym, you can find her outside on the trails, on a paddleboard, or trying any of the hot dining spots with her husband. If she had it her way, Chloe would be staring out at the Pacific Ocean from her garage gym while doing the best benchmark workout ever: Linda.

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