Strawberry and chocolate. Chocolate and strawberry. It’s a classic combination! My girls are big, big fans of strawberries. And they love chocolate, of course! (Don’t we all??)
We came up with this Instant Pot Double Chocolate Strawberry Quick Oats recipe one day that my girls really wanted a sweet treat. I was thinking of a way to make a healthier treat and that’s when I thought about mixing oatmeal, chocolate and strawberries! And what better appliance to make this than the Instant Pot?
You know I love my Instant Pot and not just for dinner! My Instant Pot is seriously one of the best kitchen tools I own. I use it all the time, multiple times a week. It makes cooking so much easier and stress-free. You just need to gather all of your ingredients, pop them into the pot, set it and walk away!
Oatmeal is a great food option because it is nutritious, full of antioxidants and fiber, can help control blood sugar, and is very filling. Did you know oats contain manganese, magnesium, iron, zinc, folate, and vitamin D? And they have a large amount of beta-glucan, a soluble fiber. That, plus their 13 grams of protein per half cup will help keep you and your kids full and satisfied.
Add in a little chocolate and sliced strawberries and you got yourself a tasty, yet nutritious dessert! The best part is that this Instant Pot Double Chocolate Strawberry Quick Oats are super easy to throw together, ready in minutes, and very yummy!
Instant Pot Double Chocolate Strawberry Quick Oats
This recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.
- 2 cups quick oats
- 4 cups chocolate almond milk (or regular chocolate milk)
- Optional toppings: strawberry slices and chocolate chips (you can use use vegan chocolate chips)
Place the trivet that came with your Instant Pot at the bottom of the inner pot and add one cup of water to the pot. Then, select a casserole dish that will fit on top of the Instant Pot trivet.
Place the quick oats in the casserole dish and then add the chocolate milk. Mix them together and then place the casserole dish in the Instant Pot.
If you don’t have a casserole dish you can just put the oatmeal and chocolate milk in your Instant Pot but some of the oatmeal might stick to the pot. To avoid the oatmeal from sticking too much, cover the inner pot with coconut oil before adding the ingredients.
Turn the pressure valve to sealing and select a manual cooking time of 5 minutes. Once the cooking time has elapsed, do a quick pressure release.
Once the oatmeal is ready, serve it in small little dishes. Stir in the chocolate chips to your oatmeal and then add a few slices of strawberry on top.
Note: this recipe is perfect to add in a superfoods, like chia or nuts.
Enjoy this tasty treat with your little ones!
Instant Pot Double Chocolate Strawberry Quick Oats Creation