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spoon resting in a bowl of chocolate steel cut oats

Instant Pot Chocolate Steel Cut Oats

An easy, healthy breakfast for chocolate lovers! Instant Pot Chocolate Steel Cut Oats are rich, creamy, and full of chocolate flavor with the perfect texture.  You'll never make stove top steel cut oats again after trying them in the Instant Pot!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate and peanut butter recipes, chocolate oatmeal, instant pot breakfast recipes, instant pot steel cut oats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 200kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1 cup steel cut oats (170g)
  • 1 ½ cups almond milk or milk of choice (306g)
  • 1 ½ cups water (360g)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • optional: 1 tablespoon peanut butter to top finished oats


  • Combine the oats, almond milk, water, cocoa powder, maple syrup and salt in the pan of the Instant Pot.
  • Seal and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • Vent to release pressure.  Once the red button has gone down, remove the lid and serve as is or with toppings.


  • To serve leftovers, add 1 to 2 tablespoons milk and reheat in the microwave.


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 2mg