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3 bowls of instant pot oatmeal with chocolate
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Instant Pot Oatmeal with Chocolate

You will love this delicious and easy oatmeal recipe! If you don't want chocolate oatmeal, skip the cocoa powder.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, instant pot, Western
Keyword chocolate oatmeal, easy oatmeal recipe, instant pot oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 122kcal

Ingredients

  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • 150 g 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (if gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oats)
  • 690 ml 2 3/4 cups almond milk
  • 250 ml 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder optional
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • optional ingeredient 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Optional toppings: Fruits nuts etc.

For Pot-in-Pot method

  • 250 ml 1 cup extra water

Instructions

Pot-in-Pot method (preferred)

  • Coat your oven-safe pyrex dish with oil.
  • Add the ingredients to the bowl and mix well making sure the cocoa powder is mixed in.
  • Add 250 ml (1 cup) of water to Instant Pot insert, place trivet and place bowl of oats on trivet.
  • Cover the pot and set the valve to seal, select the manual / pressure cook function (at high pressure), and set the timer for 4 mins and allow to cook till done.
  • Switch off the Instant Pot to reduce further cooking of oats.
  • Let the steam release naturally about 10-15 mins before opening.
  • Stir well before serving.
  • Feel free to add extra toppings.

Direct in Instant Pot insert method

  • Coat your pan in cooking spray or olive oil - to reduce the oats sticking.
  • Add the ingredients to the bowl and mix well making sure the cocoa powder is mixed in.
  • Cover the pot and set the valve to seal, select the manual / pressure cook function (at high pressure), and set the timer for 4 mins and allow to cook till done.
  • Switch off the Instant Pot to reduce further cooking of oats.
  • Let the steam release naturally about 10-15 mins before opening.
  • Stir well before serving.
  • Feel free to add extra toppings.

Notes

Tips for Making Instant Pot Oats
  • Cook time does not include time to come up to pressure or for pressure to release.
  • This is a recipe that can be easily doubled or tripled to feed a crowd.
  • If you use the second method (cooking in the inner pot), clean your inner pot immediately after removing the oatmeal. Add water to the bottom of the inner pot and soak for 15 mins. Don’t use the ‘keep warm’ function for Instant Pot Oatmeal. The oats will keep cooking even after the pressure has gone down if you don’t remove them from the pot immediately.
  • Instant Pot recommends using non-dairy milk. The folks at Instant Pot say to use non-dairy milk (almond, soya, oat, etc.) because ‘dairy tends to scorch.’
  • Do not use quick oats.
  • This is a great meal-prep recipe. You can make a large batch of Instant Pot rolled oats and portion them into containers. They will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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Weight Watchers Points in Instant Pot Oatmeal with Chocolate
There are 3 Freestyle points per serving.
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Want to make steel cut oats?
Try my Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats recipe.
 
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 1.4mg