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Did you find an Instant Pot under your tree this holiday? 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 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.

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal

Instant Pot oatmeal with fruit

Veggie Chick

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.

Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot hard boiled eggs

Skinny Taste

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

Instant Pot ham broccoli pepper frittata

Two Sleevers

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.

Pressure Cooker Cranberry French Toast

pressure cooker Instant Pot French toast with cranberries

Pressure Cooking Today

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 at your next brunch party. Get the Pressure Cooker Cranberry French Toast recipe.

Pressure Cooker Yogurt

Instant Pot yogurt with fruit and granola


Some Instant Pots don’t have the “yogurt” function, but for those that do: Make your own at home. Top homemade yogurt with crunchy granola and fresh fruit for a complete breakfast. Get the Instant Pot Yogurt recipe.

Instant Pot Creamy Maple Oats

creamy Instant Pot maple oats

Meaningful Eats

You can make a variety of creamed breakfast grains in the Instant Pot to serve a large group. Whip up a batch of Creamy Maple Oats and set the pot to “warm” to serve guests, 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

Instant Pot egg breakfast muffins

Letty’s Kitchen

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.

Slow Cooker Granola

healthy Instant Pot granola

Amy’s Healthy Baking

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

Instant Pot Quinoa Breakfast Bowls

healthy Instant Pot breakfast bowls with quinoa


Are you avoiding gluten this New Year? 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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