These Instant Pot Nutty Chocolate Steel Cut Oats Oatmeal are ridiculously good! It’s like eating dessert for breakfast. You’re going to want these every morning!
Calling all chocolate lovers. Today is your lucky day because I’m sharing the most delicious way to have chocolate for breakfast. . .
Instant Pot Nutty Chocolate Steel Cut Oats.
Yep, chocolate steel cut oats with your choice of nut butter stirred in. . . YUM! Breakfast doesn’t really get any easier or more delicious.
When Parker takes a bite of something and then tells me I’m on fire in the kitchen then you know it’s good. . . like really good. Remember Parker is my child who could live on taco bell and spaghetti alone for the rest of his life.
Now these oats would be delicious simply on their own without any nut butter being stirred in, but why would you not want to swirl in some peanut butter? I mean aren’t chocolate and peanut butter about the best flavor combination to ever exist?
Once you dish yourself up a bowl, add a splash of whipping cream with some berries, coconut and chocolate chips and holy moly you feel like you’re eating dessert! You can even swirl in an extra spoonful of whatever nut butter you used.
CAN I MAKE THIS IN A SLOW COOKER?
I have never made this in a slow cooker, but the cookbook does have cooking times for a slow cooker. Follow the directions in step 1 and then cook on high for 5 to 6 hours or low for 7 to 8 hours. Like I said, I haven’t tried this in my slow cooker yet, and since most slow cookers cook differently, just keep an eye on them. All the liquid should be absorbed and they will be creamy when stirred.
A FEW LAST THOUGHTS. . . .
- Every time I have made these oats, I have used Dutch processed cocoa (which is what the recipe recommends), but don’t feel like you have to go out and buy some. You can certainly use natural unsweetened cocoa (like Hershey’s). Dutch process cocoa does have a more intense “chocolatey” flavor, which I love.
- I add two tablespoons of brown sugar to the cooked oats and then if anyone wants it sweeter, they can sprinkle a little more brown sugar on top with the other toppings.
- You can substitute milk, almond milk, etc. for the water.
I could eat these every single morning and never get tired of them. I called my mom the other day and told her that I found a recipe that may rival our Christmas Morning tradition Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats. These Nutty Chocolate Steel Cut Oats may have to find a place on the counter Christmas morning right next to the pumpkin oats.
I’d love to hear back from you if you make these.Print
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (preferably Dutch process)
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2 to 4 tablespoons nut butter (peanut, almond, hazelnut, etc)
- 2 to 3 tablespoons light brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
- Heavy cream or half & half
- Chocolate chips
- Dollop of nut butter
- Whisk together the water, oats, cocoa powder and salt in the inner pot of your Instant Pot.
- Lock the lid into place and cook on manual high pressure for 9 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then manually release the remaining pressure.
- Give the oatmeal a good stir and then add in the nut butter of your choice and sugar to taste. Garnish with cream and desired toppings.
Recipe Source: Comfort in an Instant Cookbook