Pressure Cooker Banana Bread Custard Steel Cut Oats

Close up of banana bread steel cut oats in a white bowl

4.7 from 10 reviews

Smells like fresh Banana Bread from the oven, tastes like a dreamy bowl of sweet banana pudding.  Perfect way to start the day!


  • 1 ⅔ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any milk will work)
  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup sliced bananas
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Lightly spray a 1 ½ quart or larger heat safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.  To a large mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients and mix well.  Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish.  
  2. Add 1 ½ cups of water to the pressure cooker pot and place trivet inside.  Place dish on the trivet using a silicone or tin foil sling to make for easier removal.  Secure the lid and turn pressure cooker knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 40 minutes.
  3. When cooking is complete, use a natural release for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.
  4. Optional:  Sprinkle with turbinado sugar and place under the broiler for a sweet crunchy topping or stir the oatmeal and serve hot with a frozen whipped cream dollop, milk, walnuts, extra banana slices, or mini chocolate chips. 


  • This oatmeal can be made up the night before, stored in the fridge, then cooked in the morning.  This oatmeal doesn’t cook up quick, but when prepped beforehand, it makes for a super easy, healthy breakfast.
  • Omit walnuts or sprinkle them on top of individual bowls if needed to make all diners happy.

Keywords: healthy breakfast, instant pot breakfast, easy recipe