Pressure Cooker Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats
Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats have the flavors of a popular coffee drink in a good for you, hearty breakfast. You can make this pressure cooker vanilla latte steel cut oats recipe ahead of time and warm up the oatmeal when you’re ready to eat it, too.
Recently, I saw Foxes Loves Lemons recipe for Vanilla Bean Latte Overnight Old Fashioned Oats on Instagram. I loved the idea and couldn’t resist turning it into a pressure cooker steel cut oats recipe.
Making Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats in an Instant Pot
I’m not a coffee drinker but keep a little jar of Espresso Powder from King Arthur Flour in the pantry to add to chocolate desserts. The espresso powder adds a very mild coffee flavor to the oats, perfect for even the kids in the family. If you want a stronger coffee flavor, add more espresso powder.
I also had some shelf stable whipped cream from Trader Joe’s in the pantry. Just pop it in the fridge the night before you make the oats and it’s ready to use in the morning. It whips up easily and has a fresh taste. You could also let the kids swirl on some whipped cream from a can if you prefer.
After spooning the oats into a coffee cup and swirling on some whipped cream, I added a little grated chocolate. You could also sprinkle the cream with cocoa powder or add a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Either way, it’s a healthy, delicious way to start the day.
Pressure Cooker Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- freshly whipped cream
- finely grated chocolate
Add water, milk, oats, sugar, espresso powder, and salt to pressure cooking pot. Stir to dissolve espresso powder. Lock the lid in place. 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. After 10 minutes do a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure. When valve drops carefully remove lid. Stir vanilla extract and additional sugar to taste. Cover and let sit five minutes until oats are desired thickness.
Serve topped with whipped cream and grated chocolate.
More pressure cooker breakfast recipes to try:
Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs
Pressure Cooker Cinnamon Roll Steel Cut Oats
How much would you substitute instant coffee powder for the espresso powder?
Hi Deborah – I would double the amount if subbing instant coffee. Enjoy!
I have the quick cooking steel cut oats on hand. They cook in 7-9 min rather than the 15-20 of regular steel cut, but use the same 3-1 water ratio. Do you think I could substitute these but at less time? Suggestions?
Hi Janice – yes, I think that should work well. Typically the pressure cooker cooks in 1/3 the time, so I would try 2 – 3 minutes.
I have an 8 quart pot and the mixture really scared me that it wasn’t enough. I tried pot in pot method but my oats aren’t done. Suggestions?
Hi Shelly – the pot in pot method usually takes longer to cook. Next time increase the cook time. Since there’s 3 1/2 cups liquid in this recipe, you should be able to cook it in the 8 quart with no problems.
How long can these keep? I’m wanting to make a batch and keep them in the fridge for work days do you think they could keep 5 days?:)
Hi Megan – yes, they will keep 5 – 7 days. Enjoy!
This smells good, but it came out like soup, not at all like oatmeal. Not sure why.
Hi Marta – the steel cut oats will continue absorbing liquid as it cools.
I just got a pressure cooker two weeks ago, and am loving cooking again! So happy to have found your site and have already bookmarked many recipes to try!
So far, I’ve only made (many) dinners and hard boiled eggs, but want to start using it for breakfast, especially oat meal! One question, while I don’t have the expresso powder, I do freeze my extra coffee in ice cube trays for quick and easy iced coffee, and am wondering if I could replace the water with coffee instead?
Also, the shelf stable Trader Joe’s cream is great! We don’t have a TJ’s in town, so I buy a dozen or so at a time, so that I (almost) never run out! It often has around a 1 year expiration date, although in our home it’s often gone long before that!
Hi Robyne – so glad you found me too 🙂 I think you could replace the water with coffee without any problem. I didn’t know the shelf life was that long – good to know. I’ll have to pick some more up soon. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for all your lovely recipes! If I triple this recipe do I need to increase the cook time?
Thanks so much Ruth! It will take longer to come to pressure so your overall time will be increased, but you do not need to increase the cook time. I would however let it natural pressure release longer and you never want to fill the pressure cooker more than 1/2 full with things like oats that foam. Let me know how it goes 🙂
oh thank you so much! I did not know about the foam thing….that could’ve been disastrous! LOL! I’ll let you know how it goes!
I have espresso for making espressos in the espresso machine…is that the same thing as the espresso powder you mention?
I’m not that familiar with espresso machines. Here’s a link to the powder I used http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/espresso-powder-3-oz
Maybe I should’ve pressed the porridge button!!!! Duh!!
No – I don’t think it’s the button that was the problem. Maybe your ring wasn’t in place properly or your pot was too full, are more likely the problem.
I just tried this and my contents came spewing out the pressure valve and began filling up the condensation cup. 🙁 Obviously, I must’ve done something done wrong or missed a step. . . any pointers? I did manual, high pressure, valve was close and set to 10 minutes. My husband thought perhaps I was to press the steam button too. Help!!!
Hi Lark – sorry you had trouble. Did it foam out the valve while you were cooking it, or were you releasing the pressure? Did you making any changes, double the recipe? The manual button was the right button. Here’s more info on what the steam button does https://www.pressurecookingtoday.com/instant-pot-duo-and-smartcooker/
Hi Barbara Schieving
I was looking for pressure cooker recipes for my Electric Pressure Cooker
I used it for soup,stew beef potatoes and carrots using Balsamic Vinager
the recipe was for a crook pot but I changed it up and used my Electric Pessure Cooker
I felt the same as you having the Electric Pessure Cooke not using it to the full capacity I am soo happy I found you and your page i am signed in for you and all recipes you will share
Thank you so much
Thanks Nolene – I’m glad you found me too. Have fun! 🙂
Yum! This sounds amazing. I’ve been looking for other ways to jazz up my morning oats, so I’ll have to try this one. Also, I’m intrigued about the Trader Joe’s whipping cream. I’ve seen in there for the last year or so and always have been curious. Do you think it’s as good as the “real stuff”?
Hi Jessie – definitely give it a try. I thought the cream had a very fresh taste when whipped. I didn’t notice any unusually flavors nor anything strange in the ingredient list. I think people would be hard pressed to tell it from refrigerated whipped cream when whipped. I generally buy heavy cream which whips up better because of the increased fat content, but it’s nice to have the shelf stable in the pantry if I don’t want to run to the store.
I siphon off whipping cream into those cute little rectangular empty baby food containers and
freeze. Defrost in frig. I have an emersion blender with a whisk attachment and whip it in a very
narrow container. Perfect for two people. It has to be cold though.
I made the above recipe in four pint containers. Just divided the ingredients accordingly. Can’t wait
till morning for my breakfast. A nice twist on the same old same old thing.
Can you tell me if using oat groats would have the same cooking time? I make oatmeal with groats, not steel cut oats. Thank you.
Hi Karen – I haven’t tried it, but you’ll probably need to increase the cook time, I tried an additional 5 minutes, and add another 1/2 cup water if you want to substitute groats.
Oh Barbara that looks heavenly! I’m a coffee drinker but would be VERY happy to have my oats in that cup. 🙂 I wish we had a Trader Joe’s closer to us. That shelf stable whipping cream would be great to have on hand for recipes like this. Maybe one of the days that Bob is on vacation we can take a trek to the one 45 minutes from us and see if they have it.
Thanks so much! 🙂
Thanks Carol – I hope you’ll give it a try. We’ve only had Trader Joe’s nearby for a few years. I always thought it was fun to stop and shop when we traveled.