Instant Pot Chocolate Oatmeal

Two white bowls of chocolate oatmeal with bananas and berries

Creamy, custard like Instant Pot Chocolate Oatmeal.  Perfect way to start the day!


  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any milk will work)
  • 2 very ripe medium size bananas, mashed 
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup mini or regular size dark chocolate chips, plus more for sprinkling on top


  1. Lightly spray a 1 ½ quart or larger heat safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.  
  2. To a large mixing bowl, add the milk, mashed bananas, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, and butter; mix well.  
  3. Add the oats, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips; whisk to combine.  
  4. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top.
  5. Add 1 ½ cups of water to the pressure cooker pot and place trivet inside.  Place dish on the trivet using a silicone or tin foil sling to make for easier removal.  
  6. Secure the lid and turn pressure cooker knob to a sealed position.  Cook at high pressure for 25 minutes.
  7. When cooking is complete, use a natural release for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.  
  8. Serve hot with a splash of cream or milk, berries, and/or banana slices.
  9. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.  To reheat, add a splash of milk and warm in the microwave or on the stovetop.


  • 2/3 cup of applesauce or pumpkin puree makes a good substitute for the banana, if desired.
  • This oatmeal can be made up the night before, stored in the fridge, then cooked in the morning. 
  • Do not cook this directly in the pot.  The mixture is much too thick and creamy and will result in a BURN message
  • Do not substitute steel-cut oats, they will not be fully cooked at 25 minutes.

Keywords: Instant Pot Oatmeal, Healthy Oatmeal, Healthy Breakfast