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Chocolate Banana Steel Cut Oats (Stovetop & Instant Pot)

  • Author: Danielle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfasts
  • Method: Instant Pot

Description

Super creamy steel cut oats naturally sweetened with maple syrup and turned ultra chocolatey with a couple tablespoons of cocoa powder! These Chocolate Banana Steel Cut Oats are the perfect breakfast treat if you’re craving something chocolatey! Directions included for both stove top and Instant Pot.


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup dry steel cut oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 bananas, 1 mashed & 1 cut into small chunks
  • toppings: more banana chunks, chocolate chunks, nuts, almond milk, fresh fruit, etc

Instructions

Stovetop

  1. Combine almond milk, water, cinnamon and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, add oats, and then reduce heat to low.
  2. Let simmer over low heat covered, stirring occasionally, for approximately 20 minutes (cook for another 5 minutes for a more tender texture). Remove from heat and let stand for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add maple syrup, cocoa powder, and bananas to the oatmeal and stir until well mixed.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days! Portion into individual containers if you want.

Instant Pot

  1. Combine water, almond milk, oats, cinnamon and salt in the Instant Pot insert. Stir briefly and make sure all oatmeal is submerged.
  2. Place the IP lid on, and make sure the steam release valve is sealed. Set the IP to Manual or Pressure Cook (new models) for 4 minutes. When it’s done pressure cooking, let the steam naturally release for 10 minutes. The oatmeal will continue to cook during this time.
  3. Hit the quick release to release all remaining pressure. After the float valve has gone down, remove the lid and very carefully stir to fully combine liquid and oatmeal. It will continue to thicken as it cools. Feel free to add more liquid if it’s too thick for you.
  4. Add maple syrup, cocoa powder, and bananas to the oatmeal and stir until well mixed.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days! Portion into individual containers if you want.


Notes

Base oatmeal recipe adapted from Basic Preparation Instructions for Steel Cut Oats from Bob’s Red Mill. Nutrition information estimated with My Fitness Pal (no toppings included).


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: about 1 cup
  • Calories: 254
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 52g
  • Protein: 7g