As dietitians and moms at McDaniel Nutrition, we are firm believers that the best kitchen gadgets should take the dirty work out of our most dreaded kitchen tasks. The instant pot is just the solution I was looking for.

Instant Pot = Time Saver

Consider steel cut oats. Love the flavor and nutritional profile, but we don’t love how long they take to cook! Who has time to stand over a stove for 30 minutes on a busy morning with three crazy kiddos tearing through the kitchen? The instant pot is a game changer, and our family can’t get enough of this Instant Pot Berry Cobbler Steel Cut Oats recipe!
We were a bit late to jump on the instant pot bandwagon, but it’s quickly become one of our favorite and most-used gadgets. It saves time and energy on many of our favorite dishes, and steel cut oats are no exception. The oats turn out perfectly with no stirring required!

Mix and Match Ingredients!

There are endless possibilities for add-ins in this recipe, so try different fruits, nuts and spices to match the preferences of the palates in .your own family! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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instant pot berry cobbler steel cut oats

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  • Author: Jennifer McDaniel
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 1 T. coconut oil
  • 1 c. steel cuts oats
  • 3 c. water
  • 1 t. salt
  • 3 T. maple syrup
  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 c. frozen blueberries (no sugar added)
  • 1 c. frozen dark cherries (no sugar added)
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts


  1. Saute oats in the instant pot over coconut oil for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. You will smell a nutty aroma.
  2. Add water and salt, and cook on the manual setting for 10 minutes with pressure valve sealed. Allow pressure to release naturally at the end of cooking ~ 3-5 minutes.
  3. Stir in maple syrup, berries, walnuts and lemon juice. The warmth of the oats should quickly defrost your berries.
  4. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of the recipe
  • Calories: 178
  • Sugar: 8.3 g
  • Sodium: 296.3 mg
  • Fat: 8.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.5 g
  • Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg