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Cozy, warming Instant Pot Gingerbread Steel-Cut Oats with an eggnog drizzle and sugared cranberries (gluten-free) BoulderLocavore.com

Instant Pot Gingerbread Steel Cut Oats

Spice up your regular oatmeal with gingerbread-flavored steel cut oats prepared in the Instant Pot. 
NOTE: Recipe developed in a 6-quart Instant Pot.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword gingerbread oatmeal, instant pot steel cut oats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 3/4 cup servings
Calories 270kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon Allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Molasses
  • 1 cup Steel Cut Oats gluten-free or regluar steel cut oats may be used
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup prepared Egg Nog for topping the oats


  • Turn Instant Pot to Saute and add the butter to the insert.  Allow the butter to melt in the insert then add all of the spices, brown sugar and molasses; stir to completely combine.
  • Add the steel-cut oats and water and stir to combine. Lock the lid in place, ensuring the vent is sealed. Select the Porridge setting, High Pressure and 12 minutes.
  • When the cooking is completely allow 10 minutes of natural release.  Follow with a manual relase of the remaining pressue.  Remove the lid and stir the oats (there will be a layer of liquid on the top) and allow to sit on the Warm seting for 1-2 minutes before serving.  Top with eggnog and any other favorite toppings.


The cooking time is 12 minutes with a 10 minute natural release.
The time for the Instant Pot to come to pressure may vary but 10 minutes would be an estimated time.
This recipe prepared in a 6-quart Instant Pot.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2mg