What better way to start a productive day than with a healthy, yummy Instant Pot breakfast that won’t leave you with a grumbling stomach an hour later?
It’s been drilled into us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it does come with its own challenges.
Schedules vary and there never seems to be enough time to make a proper breakfast. So why not entrust your one pot cooker with the task and take the opportunity to sneak in some superfoods while you’re at it?
Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal
Though oatmeal has become increasingly popular as a healthy dish, having to soak them overnight is a real drag. That’s where the Instant Pot really shines! Some of the best tasting steel oats come from cooking them in this popular electric appliance. And no constant stirring required for creamy and nutritious oats.
Packed with superfood properties, steel cut coconut oatmeal provides a great start to your day. All you need is steel cut oatmeal, coconut milk, fresh shaved coconut, cinnamon, water, and bananas.
Bananas give you a shot of potassium while cinnamon (especially fresh ground) helps boost your immune system as well as regulate your blood sugar. Combined with the power of steel cut oatmeal, they make a wonderful start for the day.
Breakfast in a Jar
Here are some quick breakfast ideas on the go involving mason jars. The fact that they’re individual servings gives everyone the ability to combine ingredients to their liking. Avocado provides a wonderful superfood boost, or stack up a variety of vegetables instead.
The basic idea is to layer egg along with different ingredients in small mason jars. Leave the jars uncovered and start on high pressure for 5 minutes. Switch to the NPR setting for 5 minutes, and you have a bunch of breakfasts ready to go.
Breakfast Rice Pudding
Rice pudding is a good source of carbs and combines beautifully with cinnamon for a good dose of superfood that helps your metabolism kick in. Even better if you replace traditional milk with coconut milk for added vitamins and minerals. Plus it helps you avoid possible antibiotics often found in traditional whole milk recipes.
Use the Sauté function to scramble up some eggs or cook sausage in a pinch. You can even hard boil a large quantity of eggs in your Instant Pot, a perfect ingredient for make ahead breakfast meals that can last you all week long.
These are just a few quick and easy breakfast ideas to get you started. You can expand on these ideas and customize them to cater to your family’s preferences. And don’t forget to add superfoods to your cooked breakfast for that extra boost at the start of your day.