Chocolate Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats

This rich and chocolatey steel cut oatmeal comes together quickly with the help of a pressure cooker. The perfect hearty breakfast for chilly fall and winter mornings! 

  • Author: kelseyrussellmurray
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Method: Pressure Cooking
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 400ml light coconut milk  

  • 250ml water

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats

  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon 

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


1. Add all ingredients to Instant Pot.

2. Turn valve to sealing and pressure cook on high for 7-minutes.

3. Turn valve to venting to release pressure for approximately 5-minutes.

4. Remove lid and stir thoroughly until oatmeal is thickened to desired consistency.

5. Top with desired toppings and serve immediately. Enjoy! 

Optional Toppings:

  • Maple syrup
  • Nut butter
  • Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Hemp hearts
  • …whatever you like!


Stovetop method: 

Add coconut milk and water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil on medium high heat. Once boiling, whisk in cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon. Add oats and mix to combine. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and the oats are tender.

Keywords: vegan, gluten-free, recipe, oatmeal, pressure cooker, chocolate