Start your day with a little chocolate! This heart-healthy, creamy, delicious Pressure Cooker Almond Joy Steel Cut Oats recipe is quick and easy to prepare. It’s topped with sliced almonds, toasted coconut and mini chocolate chips.
A few weeks ago at my church they passed out a paper with a couple of recipes on it. One of the recipes was for Almond Joy Oatmeal. That recipe was a stove top recipe and used old fashioned oats, but it was the inspiration for this steel cut oats recipe.
Costco recently started selling Toasted Coconut Chips. They’re crispy, sweet and lightly salted. They’re an addicting snack, or a perfect topping for yogurt or ice cream sundaes. They’re also a perfect topping for my Pressure Cooker Almond Joy Steel Cut Oats. If you get a chance, pick up a bag and give them a try. Or, if you can’t find them, use toasted sweetened shredded coconut instead.
In addition to the toasted coconut chips, I added sliced almonds and mini chocolate chips. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips because I had some in the pantry, but my husband said if it’s Almond Joy oatmeal I should have used milk chocolate.
I was going to make the oatmeal with almond milk and add coconut flavoring, but when I went shopping my store had a combination almond coconut milk. So I used that instead. It was a great addition and I felt like the coconut flavor really stood out.
If you love the Almond Joy candy bar and steel cut oats, I think you’ll be crazy about this breakfast. I know I was.
Making Almond Joy Steel Cut Oats in an Instant Pot
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 3 1/2 cups almond coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup toasted shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds.
Add butter to pressure cooking pot, select Sauté. When butter is melted add the oats and toast, stirring constantly, until they smell nutty, about 3 minutes.
Add milk and salt. Select high pressure and set 10 minutes cook time.
When beep sounds, turn off pressure cooker and use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes and then do a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure. When valve drops carefully remove lid.
Stir oats. Cover and let sit five minutes until oats are desired thickness.
Top with shredded coconut, chocolate chips, sliced almonds, and splash of milk.