Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Steel-Cut Oatmeal

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This Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Steel-Cut Oatmeal recipe is now requested in our home practically every morning. Thanks to the wonders of the Instant Pot, you can now have amazing steel-cut oatmeal in about 30 to 40 minutes.

So long soggy instant oatmeal, and hello pure deliciousness!

And steel-cut oatmeal had wonderful nutritional value, too!

Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Steel-Cut Oats recipe

As it so often the case, the simplicity of the recipe is what really makes it so fantastic. The flavor profile is just right, and allows the oats to shine, while gently enhanced with the cinnamon, raisins and brown sugar.

The wonderful creamy milk just rounds out the incredible flavor.

Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Steel-Cut Oatmeal recipe

Steel-Cut Oatmeal has such amazing texture. With just a bit of chewy and full-bodied bite, the texture and flavor of the oats are spectacular.

We’ve always enjoyed oatmeal for breakfast when dining in a nice lodge and restaurant (The Four Seasons in Whistler, Canada comes to mind). But replicating that texture and taste at home has been a challenge.

But no longer. Look at that amazing steel-cut oatmeal!

So good.

Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Steel-Cut Oatmeal recipe

And the amazing Instant Pot lets you serving this dish from start to finish in about 35 minutes.

So heartwarming and simple to make on a busy week morning, or a relaxing weekend brunch.

Thank you Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Steel-Cut Oatmeal recipe

So creamy, satisfying and comforting. And the oats are packed with nutrition, too!

Toasting the oats first in a little butter gives them a nice toasty flavor and helps in the cooking.

And the smell is heavenly. But then, wait for the taste.

Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Steel-Cut Oatmeal recipe

Freshly made oatmeal raisin cookies are my all-time favorite treat in the world. So, it would make sense that this incredible steel-cut oatmeal with cinnamon, raisins and brown sugar would become one of our all-time favorite breakfast dishes ever!

You gotta give this a try. The Loon flipped for it.

Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Steel-Cut Oatmeal recipe

Now, go and make this incredible Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Steel-Cut Oatmeal recipe.

You are going to LOVE it!! And it is so easy!

Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Steel-Cut Oats in a red bowl

Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Steel-Cut Oatmeal

This Instant Pot Cinnamon Raisin Steel-Cut Oatmeal is a true winner. If you love oatmeal, like we do, but long for the kind of oatmeal that's not watery and come from an instant've come to the right place. So hearty, and so flavorful, and on the table in just over 30 minutes. Fantastic!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 447kcal


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • cups steel-cut oats
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 cups water
  • cups milk
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • tsp cinnamon ground
  • 4 tsp brown sugar


  • Select SAUTE on the Instant Pot and adjust to More for high heat.
  • Add the butter and stir until melted.
  • Add the oats and stir to coat them with butter, stirring frequently, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the sugar, salt, water, milk, raisins and cinnamon. Stir until combined.
  • Secure the lid and set the Pressure Release to SEALING. Press the CANCEL and then select PORRIDGE or MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK (Any of these settings will work). Adjust the pressure to High and set the time to 10 minutes.
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes (don't do anything), then Quick Release any remaining pressure. Carefully remove the lid.
  • Stir the oatmeal with a large wooden spoon.
  • Transfer to bowls and sprinkle on the brown sugar and add extra milk, if desired.
  • Serve at once and enjoy!


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: -27g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 323IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 3mg
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  • Kris and Wesley you are the best!
    I had never tried steel cut oats before so when I decided to start eating more healthy I started searching for cinnamon raisin oats and found your recipe. It is a bonus that it is made using the Instant Pot 🙂

    Well, I have to say that I just wanted to eat it for supper! (I was making for easy breakfasts). Thank you so much for sharing this heavenly recipe and I look forward to seeing more!

    • Hi Lisa! We are so so thrilled you tried our Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal…aren’t they great and so delicious! Thank you so much for letting us know and stay tuned for so much more on the ways! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Delicious and so easy. I’ve never made steel cut oats in my instant pot before and I am not going back! I accidentally reversed the liquids 2 cups milk, 1 1/2 cup water, it was perfection. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • Hi Diane! Sometimes mistakes turn into big wins! We are so glad you had success with the steel-cut oats…we really love them so much, too! And thank you for letting us know and especially for the great review. Please stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This is fantastic! Sautéing the oats in butter was an amazing idea. I reduced the water by 1/2c. because I like my oatmeal a little thicker. I used monkfruit instead of sugar and omitted the brown sugar – and these were kindergartener approved!

    • Awesome! So glad you had success with the oatmeal. Your modifications sound perfect and so glad the kiddo approved, too. Thank you for letting us know!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I was just looking at the recipe again in preparation for tomorrow’s breakfast. It will be about the tenth time I’ve made this delicious oatmeal, and it’s about time I complimented it. Hands down, my husband, three sons and I believe this to be THE pinacle of oatmeal recipes. Texture, flavor, sweetness are perfect, though every once in a while I’ll also throw in pecans for an extra bit of decadence. Thank you for upping our oatmeal game to pro levels!

  • 5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious and so quick to make. I diced a fresh pear to use because I was out of raisins but otherwise made it just as written. Toasting the oats first is an inspired idea.

    I have loved every single recipe of yours that I’ve tried. Thank you so much for sharing them.

    • Oh, wow! I bet pears were fantastic. We agree, the nice toasty taste of the oats is so nice. We are so glad that you liked them, and can’t thank you enough for taking the time to let us know. Lots more yumminess to come! Have a GREAT week! xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • Ok, tell me all about the instant pot? Is it worth jumping in?! I love my crockpot and you can tell I’ve been on a kick with the recipes lately ( but, considering hopping on the Instant Pot bandwagon too! This oatmeal looks fantastic by the way 😉

    • Hi Missy! We (well, Kris), really have fallen big time for my Instant Pot. We are always trying new gadgets and tools for the blog. Often, I’ll try a new one, like it, then it goes on a shelf and I only pull it out once in a while to use. But my IP, I use at least a couple times, every single week. I love my slow cooker, too, but this produces super delicious slow cooked food…in a fraction of the time. I think you would really like it. And we LOVE your blog. Beautiful, fun, informative…and inspirational! Very cool. Let’s stay in touch! xo Kris & Wesley

  • I am very anxious to try this. But… I want to make sure. Is the “last” in the recipe supposed to be “oats?”
    “Add the last and stir to coat.” It must be the oats, but just checking. I am adding steel cut oats, raisins and milk to my Walmart pickup order. Thanks and love ya’ll.

    • Hi Sherry!! Thank you for letting us know. We made made that correction, but looks like it didn’t get saved! (technology!). Yes, it should be ‘oats.’ The recipe has been corrected. You’re really going to like this!! Let us know what you think. Thanks so much for reaching out to us, and we send much, much love to you, too. xoxo Kris & Wesley

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