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Chai Spiced Instant Pot Oatmeal

This hands-off recipe will fill your kitchen with the smell of chai. The oatmeal is naturally sweetened with bananas and figs, and milk provides a creamy base. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot, oatmeal
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Natural release 15 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • Instant Pot


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 ½ cups 2% milk
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1/3 cup dried chopped figs
  • 1 tbsp chai spice homemade or store-bought
  • 1 banana thinly sliced
  • 1 pat butter or coconut oil


  • Put Instant Pot on sautee mode to heat bottom and melt butter or coconut oil.
  • Add oats, milk, water, spices, figs and banana.
  • Close vent and set to Pressure Cook for 4 minutes.
  • Once cooking is done, wait 15 minutes for a natural release until the clock reads L15:oo and open the vent.