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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 270 kcal
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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Gingerbread Steel Cut Oats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 177mg7%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.