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4 ingredient Instant pot creamy banana Steel cut oats

  • Author: Yamini
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Super creamy and delicious, yet super quick and easy Instant pot banana steel cut oatmeal.


  • 1 cup Steel cut oats
  • 2 small bananas
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of any milk ( regular, almond, coconut, etc..)


  • 1 tsp of any sweetener ( maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, date syrup etc.. )
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Add steel cut oats, sliced or roughly smashed banana and water to the inner pot of instant pot or stainless steel pot you are using for PIP(Add one cup of water to the inner pot in PIP method).
  2. Close the lid of the instant pot, seal the vent. Set the manual mode to 8 mins on high pressure. It will display ON while it builds pressure and then the timer count down starts. Once it switches off, let the pressure release naturally for 10 mins. Always turn the Venting Knob from Sealing position to Venting position to ensure all the pressure is released before opening the lid.
  3. It might look slightly runny at first but it will thicken as it cools down. Stir everything well and scoop into your bowls. Add little cold milk of your choice( regular milk and almond milk are our favorites) to get it to your desired consistency and also to cool it off faster before eating.
  4. Add a tsp of any sweetener like maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, date syrup if u prefer but remember banana also sweetens it naturally. Add toppings of your choice and enjoy. Don’t forget to let me know in comments what are your favorite toppings. I listed few ideas for toppings below.
    • Sweetener of your choice ( honey, maple syrup, brown or white sugar, date syrup etc..)
    • Fresh fruit – banana, apple, berries etc..
    • Peanut butter (my favorite) or any nut butter
    • Toasted sliced almonds
    • Walnuts
    • Pecans
    • Chia seeds (I like to add them before cooking) , flax seeds etc..
    • Dried fruit like raisins, cranberries etc..


  • You can cook either directly in the inner pot or pot in pot i.e PIP method( use only instant pot approved dishes for PIP cooking, I use stainless steel for PIP).
  • If you are cooking in PIP method, add at least 1 cup of water in the instant pot inner pot for the pressure to build.
  • Do not fill your PIP dish more than half mark as it may boil over into the inner pot.
  • Nutrition information is given for oatmeal cooked just with banana and water and 1 tsp maple syrup and 2 tbsp 2% milk added later.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Instant pot
  • Cuisine: American

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