Top view of finished apple cinnamon instant pot oatmeal in a white bowl next to two spoons on a brown towel.
5 from 4 votes

Basic Instant Pot Oatmeal

Instant pot oatmeal is a healthy and quick breakfast you can make for your family! Customize this basic version anyway you like. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot oatmeal
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 153kcal


  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups oats old-fashioned, NOT quick
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Combine ingredients in the Instant Pot. 
  • Press porridge mode and set for 3 minutes. Make sure vent is in "sealing" position (see note). 
  • When the Instant Pot beeps, carefully move the vent to the "venting" position. I use the handle of a wooden spoon to avoid burns. 


This recipe can be customized any way you like! Check out the recipe for apple cinnamon Instant Pot oatmeal. 
The Instant Pot will take a few minutes to pressurize and de-pressurize, you don't need to push anything to make this happen. It will happen automatically. I manually vent (as described in the recipe) to speed up the process. 


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.7mg