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Whether the kids are still distance learning or returning to a classroom, with school back in session, fast and easy breakfast ideas are more important than ever. These healthy Instant Pot breakfast recipes could change your morning routine forever.

The world of pressure cooking is storming the internet, one Instant Pot recipe at a time. From slow cooking options to yogurt-making functions, this appliance is a miracle machine that is taking over kitchens across the country. But just how versatile is this magical multicooker? Most of the popular recipes for the Instant Pot include easy weeknight dinners or chicken stock in a flash, but breakfast is one of the best ways to get the most out of your Instant Pot. From hard-boiled eggs to creamy maple oats, a whole new world of pressure cooking has opened up for the first meal of the day.

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These Instant Pot breakfast recipes happen to be especially great for school mornings when you want to give your kids more than toast but barely have time to drink your coffee, and then on weekends, they let you relax a little while still turning out a cozy morning meal.

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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal


Steel cut oatmeal is a great option for breakfast, but the cooking time can deter anyone from whipping up a batch of this nutritious grain.The Instant Pot magically cuts the cooking time into a mere six minutes, leaving more time for sleeping in! Get the Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal recipe. And see how to portion it out and freeze it to really get ahead of the game in our Instant Pot meal prep guide.

Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Working through your Whole30 plan? Hard-boiled eggs are a staple of healthy eating and the Instant Pot allows multiple eggs to cook to perfection in just a few short minutes. Adjust the cooking time depending on how you prefer your yolks! Get the Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs recipe.

Ham and Pepper Frittata


The multi-cooker option that is the hallmark feature of the Instant Pot allows this frittata to cook the veggies on “saute” and then cook the egg mixture perfectly for a light and fluffy frittata. Mix up the vegetables depending on what’s in your fridge. Get the Instant Pot Keto Ham and Pepper Frittata recipe.

Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole


If you don’t care about carbs and don’t want to make breakfast potatoes on the side, this casserole combines hash browns, eggs, bacon, and peppers all in one bite; use ham or sausage if you prefer, or make it meatless. Get the Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole recipe.

Pressure Cooker Cranberry French Toast


Bread pudding meets the flavors of French toast in this pressure cooker recipe! Chunks of bread are soaked in rich custard and cooked with a sweet and tangy cranberry sauce for a contrast of flavor. Serve this decadent casserole for your first fall brunch. Get the Pressure Cooker Cranberry French Toast recipe.

Instant Pot Zucchini Bread


While you’re still dealing with summer’s abundance of zucchini, turn it into an easy baked breakfast treat. Yes, you can bake this bread in your Instant Pot too! Get the Instant Pot Zucchini Bread recipe.

Instant Pot Creamy Maple Oats


You can make a variety of creamed breakfast grains in the Instant Pot to serve a large group, or to last the whole week. Whip up a batch of these creamy maple oats and set the pot to “warm” so everyone in your family can serve themselves as they’re ready, or stash the leftovers in the fridge and heat as the week goes on for breakfast on the fly. Get the Instant Pot Creamy Maple Oats recipe.

Instant Pot Breakfast Egg Muffins


Looking for a fast and portion-controlled breakfast idea? Fill silicone treat liners (or ceramic ramekins) with beaten eggs and fresh veggies and set cups on top of the rack included with your Instant Pot. After a quick round of pressure cooking, fresh eggs are cooked to perfection directly in their serving containers! Get the Instant Pot Breakfast Egg Muffins recipe.

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Slow Cooker Granola


Did you know you can make most slow cooker recipes in an Instant Pot? The multicooker option allows this homemade granola to slow cook to perfection, developing flavor and texture. Top Instant Pot yogurt with this homemade cereal! Get the Slow Cooker Granola recipe.

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Instant Pot Quinoa Breakfast Bowls


Are you avoiding gluten? Substitute oats for quinoa in this protein-packed breakfast bowl. Quinoa grains are pressure cooked for premium texture, ideal for swirling your favorite almond milk or topping with fresh raspberries. Get the Instant Pot Quinoa Breakfast Bowls recipe.

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Rachel Johnson is a millennial food person; she writes about food, all she Instagrams is food, and she just can't stop talking about it. Her first cookbook, "Stupid Good: A Shut Up and Cook Book" was published in 2014, encouraging the merits of fresh, vibrant food and cooking for yourself as a twentysomething. Today, Rachel works as a freelance food writer and photographer specializing in online food media and manages her brand, Stupid Good Food. She lives in Austin with her boyfriend, dog, and full pantry.
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