A quick and easy Instant Pot breakfast, this Instant Pot Blueberry Oatmeal is the perfect way to make homemade oatmeal on busy mornings. Just pop the ingredients in a bowl, turn on the Instant Pot, and 20 minutes later you have perfect oatmeal ready-to-go!
Instant Pot Blueberry Oatmeal Recipe
Longtime readers know that I am not a breakfast person.
I don’t even want to think about food until lunch time – give me coffee in the morning and I’m happy. But my daughter still expects me to make her breakfast every day for some reason, so I try to figure out easy, quick breakfast options that she will enjoy and I don’t have to spend too much time on.
The best thing about this Instant Pot oatmeal is that it’s pretty hands off. No watching the stove top, stirring, worrying about timing things perfectly or keeping the oatmeal warm after it’s done cooking. Just measure the ingredients into the Instant Pot and after it’s done cooking, the Instant Pot keeps it nice and warm until you’re ready to serve.
Now, just a note – my daughter likes her oatmeal thick. I’ve included information about how to make this oatmeal creamier in the recipe card below but if you like your oatmeal sticky, thick and chewy – this is the recipe for you! (I personally like it somewhere in the middle and just mash some milk into the oatmeal after cooking to achieve a creamier texture.)
This recipe uses the “pot in pot” method to avoid getting a burn notice on the Instant Pot. When I make my Instant Pot Peaches and Cream Quinoa I cook it right in the main pot so I think that same method would work well for this oatmeal, but I haven’t tried it yet and I like of like that the oatmeal is perfectly cooked in a serving bowl – less dishes are always a win!
You can alternatively place individual mason jars on the trivet in your Instant Pot and make smaller, grab-and-go oatmeals using this method.
Oats are high in soluble fibre, naturally gluten-free, and high in manganese, iron, selenium, zinc and vitamin B1. They are great for regulating blood sugar and helping you feel fuller longer.
This recipe uses rolled oats but you can swap in instant oats with no adjustments. If you’d prefer to use steel-cut oats, increase the liquid ratio from 2:1 to 3:1 and increase the cook time to 8 minutes. All three types of oats offer the same nutritional benefits.
Swap out the blueberries for your favorite fruit or oatmeal mix-ins. I personally love a bit of maple sugar or maple syrup and cinnamon in my oatmeal. Ella also loves strawberries or chopped up apples and cinnamon mixed into her oatmeal.
Also, my friend Corinne just put out an Instant Pot ecookbook for just $4.99! I have tried a few of the recipes myself and they are delicious and family friendly. I highly recommend it for a reliable collection of Instant Pot recipes to help you fall in love with your IP (if you haven’t already).
Instant Pot Blueberry Oatmeal Ingredients
- Blueberries <– can use fresh or frozen
- Quick Oats <– can use rolled oats
- Brown Sugar, optional <– can use maple sugar or monkfruit sweetener
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: swap out the blueberries for your favorite breakfast fruit.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Instant Pot <– I’m so excited to upgrade to this one with air fryer capacities soon! (You can also just buy the lid which adds the air fryer capacity to your standard IP.)
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Heat-proof bowl or ramekin (can use individual mason jars)
How to Make Oatmeal in the Instant Pot
Place 1 cup of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot.
Place the trivet overtop. You will be placing your bowl with the oatmeal on top.
In a medium-sized heatproof bowl that will fit in your Instant Pot, mix together the oats, cinnamon, blueberries and water. (If you are using any sugar or sweetener, mix it in now, too.)
Secure the lid on your Instant Pot and select Manual for 4 minutes.
Natural release for at least 10 minutes to allow the oatmeal to finish cooking.
Stir up the oatmeal and add in milk, if desired.
Grab your free printable for our easy blueberry oatmeal recipe for the Instant Pot:
You can increase the amount of oatmeal as long as you keep the 2:1 dry to liquid ratio. You will not need to adjust the cooking time. If using steel cut oats, increase the liquid ratio to 3:1 and the cooking time to 8 minutes. To make a creamier oatmeal, add in 1/2 cup of milk to the liquid. It will need to be stirred in after cooking - it will likely be sitting on top of the oatmeal when you open the Instant Pot. Alternatively, you can add this after cooking. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 8gSugar: 4gProtein: 8g
You can increase the amount of oatmeal as long as you keep the 2:1 dry to liquid ratio. You will not need to adjust the cooking time.
If using steel cut oats, increase the liquid ratio to 3:1 and the cooking time to 8 minutes.
To make a creamier oatmeal, add in 1/2 cup of milk to the liquid. It will need to be stirred in after cooking - it will likely be sitting on top of the oatmeal when you open the Instant Pot. Alternatively, you can add this after cooking.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope your kids love this easy blueberry oatmeal recipe as much as my daughter does! If they like their oatmeal more creamy, be sure to add in some milk either before or after cooking.
Check out some of our other favorite Blueberry Recipes:
- Natural Blueberry Lemonade
- Blueberry Jalapeño Salsa
- Blueberry Muffins
- Blueberry Macarons
- Blueberry Steak Salad with Chimichurri
- Blueberry Pie Ice Cream
- Sugar-free Blueberry Pie