Pecan and raisin instant pot oatmeal is a delicious start to any morning! Make it easily in the pressure cooker to have it waiting and ready for you.
With this simple and delicious homemade oatmeal recipe you’ll feel like you’re eating an oatmeal raisin cookie for breakfast (and who wouldn’t love that?) With chopped pecans, whole raisins, and brown sugar in every bite, you’re sure to feel like you’re being spoiled with a sweet treat.
Oatmeal is a great warm breakfast food that is both healthy and delicious. It’s so versatile that you can add in just about anything and still have it taste great. Don’t believe me?
Check out my other Instant Pot oatmeal recipes and see for yourself. I’ve created and shared several incredible oatmeal recipes that range in flavors and ingredients so you’ll no doubt find something you love.
With there being different types and cuts of oatmeal, you can have it made on your stovetop in no time if you chose an instant oat variety. Unfortunately, these aren’t as packed with nutrients as a fuller grain, but those take longer to cook on the stove.
Cooking your oatmeal in the Instant Pot is the perfect workaround. With just a minute on the clock and it releases the pressure on its own, you’re left with nothing to do but put the ingredients in and wait.
Waiting can be a little difficult and nerve-wracking because you can’t see the Instant Pot oatmeal while it’s inside. You may even get a warning on your pressure cooker stating that the food is burning- let me tell you right now that that is a completely normal warning that sometimes happens.
While I don’t have the issue in my 6 qt cooker, some have reported it in their 8qt Instant Pots and although the bottom of your oatmeal will be a normal shade of golden brown it will not be burnt. #NothingToWorryAbout
Serving your homemade oatmeal with chopped pecans and raisins is a great way to make your dish full of flavor and added textures. With crunchy and chewy pieces in every sweet bite you have a breakfast for champions that is as delicious and colorful as it is healthy.
How to Make Oatmeal
- Combine all your ingredients in the bowl of your pressure cooker or Instant Pot.
- Place the vent in the sealing position and then press the porridge mode.
- Set the time for 1 minute.
- The pressure in your pot will naturally release when set to porridge mode.
- Stir and adjust the consistency of your oatmeal with additional milk or cream if desired.
Can you save cooked oatmeal?
If you find that you now have leftover oatmeal, don’t worry because you can keep the already cooked portion inside of an airtight container or zipper topped bag in your fridge.
If you store it this way then you can expect it to last around 4 to 6 days and still be great. This is also a good way to cook once a week and have an easy breakfast on busy mornings.
Can I reheat cooked oatmeal?
You can definitely reheat your oatmeal before eating (not everyone enjoys cold oats!) Simply portion your oatmeal out into a saucepan or a microwave-safe bowl and reheat until it’s warmed through.
You may wish to add in a tablespoon of butter or a splash of milk to rehydrate the oatmeal to your desired consistency and to keep it from burning if you’re reheating it on the stove.
Do I have to use Raisins?
I get it, not everyone is a huge fan of these wrinkly little things and no, you don’t HAVE to use them. While they do taste great in this oatmeal you can omit them completely or even swap them out for a different feel like dried cranberries.
This can also make them feel perfect for fall/winter with an added touch of festiveness. I actually used yogurt covered raisins when I photographed this recipe!
What If This Recipe Makes My Instant Pot Give a Burn Notice?
This actually can happen if you have a larger sized Instant Pot, and I’m not sure why. But fears aside, even if you get the notice that the oatmeal has been burnt, if you followed the recipe exactly you’ll be fine. The bottom of the oatmeal will be a nice golden color, not burnt.
To completely avoid getting a burn notice, use the pot in pot method. Mix all of the instant pot oatmeal ingredients in a smaller, ovenproof dish that fits inside of your instant pot.
Pour 1 cup of water in the bottom of the instant pot around the dish. Follow the pressure cooking recipe as directed.
Pecan + Raisin Instant Pot Oatmeal
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pecans chopped
- 1/4 cup raisins
- Combine all the ingredients in the pressure cooker or Instant Pot.
- Place the vent in the sealing position and press porridge mode.
- Set time for 1 minute (see note).
- The pressure will naturally release on porridge mode.
- Stir and adjust consistency with additional milk or cream if desired.