Pressure Cooker Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats

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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. 

a mug filled with Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats

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. 

Ingredients for Pressure Cooker Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats

Making Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats in an Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is one of the most popular brands of electric pressure cookers. They are easy to use and your Instant Pot can help you create the Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats recipe!

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.

Harry & David coffee mug filled with Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats made in an Instant Pot

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.

a mug filled with Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats

Pressure Cooker Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats

Yield: 4 servings


  • 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.

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