Classic Irish Oatmeal
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4-6servings 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 2tablespoons butter
  • 1cup steel cut oats
  • 3cups Water
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3cup half and half
  • 1/4cup brown sugarpacked
Berry Compote
  • 1cup strawberriesquartered
  • 6ounces blackberries
  • 6ounces blueberries
  • 3tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1tablespoon Water
  1. Press Sauté; melt butter in Instant Pot. Add oats; cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add water, salt and cinnamon; cook and stir 1 minute.
  3. Secure lid and move pressure release valve to Sealing position. Select Manual; cook at high pressure 13 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare Berry Compote, if desired.
  5. When cooking is complete, press Cancel to turn off heat. Use natural release for 10 minutes, then release remaining pressure.
  6. Stir oats until smooth. Add half-and-half and brown sugar; stir until well blended.
  7. If a thicker porridge is desired, press Sauté and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until desired thickness, stirring constantly. (Porridge will also thicken upon standing.) Serve with Berry Compote.
To Make the Compote
  1. Combine 1 strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon water in medium saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Cook 8 to 9 minutes or until berries are tender but still hold their shape, stirring occasionally.