These 21 Day Fix Instant Pot Oatmeal Jars are pre-portioned, portable, and a perfectly easy way to prep for your week ahead! This post contains affiliate links for products I’m obsessed with.
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Confession #135 – I got really, really off track this holiday season.
And by holiday season, are you talking Halloween and beyond? Or is that just me?
Between three family birthdays, three major holidays, lots of recipe testing for the blog, endless cookie baking, all the wine, oh and cheese…can’t forget the cheese…I am done. I have hit rock bottom and I am ready to reign it back in.
So back to menu planning, food prepping, and counting my containers again. I am ready for it. I am actually kinda excited about it.
Speaking of excited…I am totally excited about this new Instant Pot Oatmeal Jars Recipe!
It couldn’t be more simple to make these yummy and portable Oatmeal Jars using the Instant Pot. I essentially took my 21 Day Fix Baked Oatmeal Jars recipe (remember the one I demonstrated on the news?) and converted it to the IP.
My kids love oatmeal and since a lot of brands can contain gluten through cross contamination, I always buy Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats. I know they have strict standards and testing to make sure their oats are free from gluten and other impurities, plus they have a yummy texture and flavor because the oats are roasted.
Rolled Oats can take awhile to make, but the Instant Pot speeds up the process – and because you are prepping in advance, it’s like you have Instant Oats every morning! Just follow my recipe to mix up your Oatmeal, then top with whatever fruit you like. It’s fun because you can customize the toppings for the whole family. Sometimes I even put chocolate chips on top…you know, for the kids.
Cover jars with foil, then place in your Instant Pot. Set the IP on LOW pressure for 12 minutes. Although this recipe is for 4 jars, I was able to stack 8 of these 8 oz Wide Mouth Jars in my 8 quart, so you can double the recipe easily if have that model!
After a natural release, the jars are done! But they will be very HOT, so be sure you handle with care and use an oven mitt.
And that’s it! You can enjoy right away for breakfast, or store in the fridge for the week. Actually – you can even FREEZE these! So there will no longer be any reason to eat cookies for breakfast. I am talking to myself right now, but I’m sure a few of you were guilty of this, too. #nojudgment
I have more Instant Pot breakfast recipes planned for this month, so keep checking back! Happy New Year to you all and here’s to a Healthy and Happy 2018!
Thank you Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and use in my kitchen daily!
Instant Pot Oatmeal Jars (21 Day Fix)
- 1 1/3 cup Bob's Red Mills Gluten Free Rolled Oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Sprinkle salt
- 1 cup diced fruit
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix oats,cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl.
- Add in milk, vanilla, and maple syrup. Stir and allow the milk mixture to seep into the oats.
- Using a 1/3 cup scoop, portion the oatmeal equally into the mason jars. Top with fruit.
- Cover each jar with aluminium foil. Place trivet at the bottom of the Instant Pot and add 2 cups of water. Stack jars on top of the trivet.
- Set Instant Pot for 12 minutes on LOW pressure. After cooktime is through, let it natural release for 10 minutes, then carefully release any leftover steam.
- Using an oven mitt, remove oatmeal jars from the IP and let cool before sealing and storing in the refrigerator.
- Eat or freeze within 4-5 days.
I made this recipe, but the oatmeal comes out very solid. Should I be adding more liquid? I used oatmilk.
Hi! Yes, since oatmilk is slightly thicker, you can use a little bit more liquid to get to your desired consistency!
I want to try this. What size mason jar should I use? I love maple brown sugar oatmeal great value brand. Is this maple brown sugar?
These are 8oz wide mouth jars and I used plain, gluten free oats.
Cindy Z says
I doubled the amount of almond milk and then delicious.
Your recipe looks amazing. Ive never over night Oates, do you know how over night Oates compare to instant pot Oates in a glass, in terms of the end result?
Overnight oats have a chewier texture and the fruit won’t be baked!
Can I use regular cows milk for this?
if you freeze, what process for thawing do you use? fridge? counter? or just nuke it? Also, how does the fruit turn out after thawing and heating up?
Yes, I would thaw in the fridge overnight and then heat it up the next day in the microwave. Taking it from the freezer to the microwave could result in the jar shattering from the temp change. And the fruit tastes fine – it’s baked, so it would freeze well!
If I simply wanted to make a batch of this oatmeal in the Instapot v. making them in individual jars, would I simply follow the same recipe (ingredients and cook time) by putting all the ingredients (minus the fruit) in the steel pot?
Mindy Jones says
This sounds wonderful but I prefer steel cut oats. Would these work?
This looks yummy! I just got my instant pot for Christmas and it does not have a low pressure option. Is there a way to adapt this for high pressure?
You can try high pressure for 10 minutes.
My daughter left a huge box of “quick oats” in my pantry. What amount of time would I use if I did this with them?
I would do the same time!
Your recipe sounds delicious. I bought everything to make it tomorrow. Question, do you just microwave it daily?
Pat Faulkner says
Thank you for posting your recipes and for the recipe clipper. I am a vegan, but I can adapt many of your recipes to fit my needs. I absolutely LOVE being able to save all my favorites to one spot. Thanks so much!
Oh – I am SO happy to hear this! I often feel guilty because I don’t have many vegan recipes here!
I made these as a grab and go for work (genius, by the way) with apple and golden raisins and subbed oat milk for the almond and they are phenomenal! I’m curious though, as to what role the baking powder plays in the process. Thanks for a great recipe!
The baking powder helps aid in the oatmeal mixture spreading and then rising, but you can feel free to omit! It will not change the outcome much at all! Thank you for your comment!
Just wondering, can you putt he lid on the jar instead of the foil? I outt he lid and foil on top ( redundant I guess). Just wondering why the foil and no lid if that’s correct. thanks for yoru help
I’m curious – did it seal? I did foil because we aren’t “canning” the oatmeal, but I am curious what happened…
These look amazing! I never used Bob’s Red Mill before you started talking about it—I love their products!!
They are the best! Thank you, Becca! <3
Debbie Bullard says
I hate oatmeal taste and smell, so this does not appeal at all (LOL!!!), however, just wanted to say I read the first paragraph and my 1st thought was, “OMG, her feet need TLC!!”, so go get a massage–u earned it!!
2nd thought was, “Geeze, I sure do appreciate all she does for us, what with all these wonderful recipes and the support, and the suggestions, etc. Think I’ll post a thank you!”–so I have.
I have just had the most wonderful Christmas and New Year’s, thanks to dear friends insisting I move closer to them, than I have had in the 3 yrs since my husband died. So I am looking forward to a wonderful year of love and support from them, from a new job starting the 15th, and from all the 21DF and Beachbody group!! I am also getting back to healthy eating — now WHERE did those containers get off to???
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! -db
Aww…Debbie! Thanks so much for taking the time to write! I am a little exhausted and a massage sounds perfect – you are a smart lady! :). I am very happy to hear that you had a great holiday and it sounds like your year is off to a perfect start! My best to you always and thank you again! <3 Nl
Oh my word!! Nancylynn! You have done it again!! I can’t wait to try these!! You are truly amazing with how you create such marvelous recipes!! Love ya to the moon and back! You are a foodie angel!!