Are you stuck in a breakfast recipe rut? Try some of these mouthwatering, creative Instant Pot breakfast recipes!
Everything is made with real food ingredients and is quick and easy, thanks to the trusty Instant Pot. I’ve got over 40 yummy IP breakfasts, from eggs to oatmeal to sweet specialties!
When I start my day with a substantial breakfast, my day is INSTANT-ly better (see what I did there?). Especially if it’s a yummy, quick Instant Pot breakfast!
And if you don’t have an Instant Pot? Just get one already – you’ll thank me later. It’s worth it for the ease of making boiled eggs alone!
Why You Should Be an Instant Pot Breakfast Person, Even If You Don’t Feel Hungry
But many times, I don’t feel hungry in the morning – even after fasting for around 10 hours. Maybe you’ve experienced this too.
But did you know that if your body isn’t hungry in the morning, it often means you are in a stressed and energy-depleted state?
And what your body really needs is nourishment to kickstart your metabolism and replenish your body’s glycogen stores and deliver steady energy to your cells.
I recently learned how much better I feel when I eat something nourishing in the mornings, and I’m sure you’ve noticed the same thing. I also feel so much better about sending my boys off to school with real food in their bellies.
Most of my life, I haven’t considered myself a “breakfast person” and would typically power through with a bowl of cereal or Carnation Instant Breakfast. That’s just sad.
So let’s ditch the Carnation Instant Breakfast and swap it for Instant Pot breakfasts! Because you can still have something quick and easy that is nourishing, too.
Not to mention, putting in a little extra effort in your first daily meal will pay dividends in energy as you go about your day. But the Instant Pot makes it super easy.
Our Typical Instant Pot Breakfast Routine
To make real food breakfats easy, I usually make a huge batch of boiled eggs in the Instant Pot to eat throughout the week. Every few days I make a new batch, using the method from All the Nourishing Things.
This is the best method I’ve found for creamy yolks with whites that aren’t runny! They are perfectly done.
We usually pair eggs with a smoothie I whiz up real quick in the blender with frozen fruit, kefir, collagen, seeds, coconut oil, etc. Here’s the recipe we use everyday. Most days I serve toast with butter too.
If I’m out of eggs, I soak oats overnight and add lots of butter and shredded coconut.
The Best Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes
Since we are kind of stuck in a breakfast food rut, I decided it would be fun to round up a bunch of real food breakfast recipes to change things up.
And all of these recipes feature my favorite kitchen appliance – the Instant Pot! While we adore Instant Pot dinners like savory italian roast beef and beefy cheesy lasagna mac, I needed some breakfast recipes to add to our rotation.
Plus, they are all made with REAL FOOD ingredients. Nothing yucky or artificial here!
These recipes are divided into 3 categories – Egg recipes, Porridge recipes, & Breads/Sides/Specialties.
Which Instant Pot is Best?
There are so many makes, models, sizes, and styles of the Instant Pot. If you don’t have one already, I definitely recommend the 8-quart size instead of the 6-quart. It will work with all of the above breakfast recipes.
We only have a family of 4, but I love cooking in batches and I’ve often found myself filling the bigger IP all the way to the Max Fill line! If you do any meal prep or make broth, getting the larger 8-quart size is a no-brainer.
The newest Instant Pot models have all kinds of bells and whistles, but the functions you’ll use most often are Manual mode, Saute, Slow Cook, Keep Warm and Yougurt Maker.
Pretty much every Instant Pot has all these functions, except maybe Yogurt. Just read up on what functionalities are most important to you.
Here’s the model we have, and absolutely love! It’s the 8-Quart DUO. Not a single regret since I purchased it!
What are your favorite ways to use the Instant Pot? Will you try any of these breakfast recipes?