7 Instant Pot Recipes for Healthy, On-the-Go Breakfasts

7 Instant Pot Recipes for Healthy, On-the-Go Breakfasts

Goodbye, granola bar breakfast. Now that the Instant Pot has arrived, it’s easier than ever to meal prep a quick and easy meal even on a busy weekday morning. And since the trendy kitchen appliance was one of the top five sellers on Black Friday on Amazon, we’re guessing many of you scored a multi-cooker over the holidays. With that in mind, here are seven Instant Pot recipes that are equal parts healthy and delicious.

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Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Healthy Breakfasts

Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Skyr Yogurt Recipe

1. Instant Pot Skyr Yogurt

Lower in sugar and higher in protein than regular and Greek yogurt, Icelandic skyr is a smart way to start your day. To make homemade skyr, you’ll need just six simple ingredients: nonfat milk, plain yogurt, animal rennet, water, vanilla and a sweetener. This homemade Instant Pot recipe yields about six nutritious cups for $4, which is a steal compared to the $1.99 price tag you’ll commonly find at the supermarket. Photo and recipe: Marci Buttars / TIDBITS

Instant Pot Recipes: Crustless Spinach-Tomato Quiche Recipe

2. Pressure Cooker Crustless Tomato-Spinach Quiche

Calling for a 20-minute cook time, this vegetarian quiche is perfect for feeding a hungry family any morning — not just for weekend brunch. When tomatoes aren’t in season, try thinly-shaved Brussels sprouts instead. Photo and recipe: Barbara Schieving / Pressure Cooking Today 

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Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Poached Eggs Recipe

3. Instant Pot Poached Eggs

Opt for a couple eggs over oats at breakfast, and you’ll feel more full and won’t experience any increase in cholesterol, says research published in the journal Nutrients. Using this foolproof method, you can cook the yolks to your desired doneness every time for Benedicts, breakfast salads or eating as-is alongside a fruit bowl. The best part about poaching eggs is that you don’t use any oil or butter. Photo and recipe: Lisa Johnson / Cooking with Curls

Instant Pot Recipes: Easy Apple Butter Recipe

4. Easy Apple Butter

With a ratio of a half tablespoon of brown sugar to every apple, it’s worth it to make your own bread spread to keep the calorie and sugar count low. Cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla infuse each spoonful with loads of warm seasonings. Photo and recipe: Lily and Dimitriy / Gastro Senses

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Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Pancakes Recipe

5. Giant Instant Pot Pancake

Use your Instant Pot to score all the flapjack flavor without any flipping. Boost the nutrition factor of this sky-high pancake by using whole-wheat flour instead of white, and folding berries into the batter. To make them even more filling, add a scoop of protein powder. Consuming whole grains has been linked to reduced risk for heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers, plus a lower weight, says a review in The Journal of Nutrition. Photo and recipe: Jennifer Lee / Kirbie’s Cravings

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Instant Pot Recipes: Cheesy Egg Bake Recipe

6. 5-Ingredient Pressure Cooker Cheesy Egg Bake

Bacon, hash brown potatoes and loads of your favorite veggies are layered into this ridiculously quick egg casserole. How quick? Just 25 minutes from start to finish. Toss everything in the Instant Pot and do this calorie-torching circuit workout. Then, refuel with a protein-rich slice. Photo and recipe: Jessie Van Slyke / Kitschen Cat

Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Buckwheat Porridge Recipe

7. Instant Pot Buckwheat Porridge

This hearty breakfast tastes like a rice pudding dessert, thanks to pressure cooking magic. Instead of using oats, this recipe calls for buckwheat, which is high in fiber and iron. For more flavor and texture, top with a spoonful of nuts and fruit — what a well-balanced start to the day. Photo and recipe: Margaret Helthaler / Veggie Primer

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