6 Vegan Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes

We tend to think of the Instant Pot as a gadget for cooking beans and grains quickly, but it’s also really handy for making breakfast. Try these Instant Pot breakfast recipes!

I love using my pressure cooker to make quick and delicious breakfasts. Steel cut oatmeal is a natural choice for quick Instant Pot breakfasts, but there are some other great sweet and even savory breakfast dishes you can make right in your Instant Pot.

What I love about an Instant Pot breakfast is that I don’t have to be there while my food is cooking. Throw everything in the Instant Pot, set your timer and hop in the shower. By the time you’re dressed, breakfast is served!

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal Apples

1. Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats

Nutty, hearty steel cut oats with sweet apples and a dash of cinnamon is a delicious way to start the day! You can sweeten with oatmeal or with applesauce—whichever you prefer!

Cashew Lemon Cheesecake from Healthy Slow Cooking

2. Cashew-Lemon Cheesecake

Cheesecake for breakfast might sound like a terrible idea, but this healthy cheesecake is packed with nuts, oats and fruit and has no refined sugar at all. You can make the crust and the filling the night before, so all you have to do in the morning is pour the filling into the pan and cook.

Orange Spice Cake in the Instant Pot from Fried Dandelions

3. Holiday Orange Spice Cake

Another cake that you can eat for breakfast! This coffee cake-style recipe is refined sugar free and made with whole wheat flour. You top it with dried fruit and nuts for a fiber and protein punch. You’ve got to love a dessert that you can eat for breakfast!

Instant Pot Banana Nut Oatmeal from My Plant Based Family

4. Banana Nut Oatmeal

You only need five ingredients to make this quick-and-easy breakfast for three. If you have leftovers, they’ll keep for a few days in the fridge, so you can reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave for another easy breakfast later on in the week.

Vegan Soy Yogurt in the Instant Pot from Glue & Glitter

5. Homemade Soy Yogurt

When I bought my Instant Pot, I was sure that I’d never make yogurt. Cut to a year later, and we make this soy yogurt weekly. It’s a perfect quick breakfast with your favorite mix-ins, and I love that it doesn’t have added gums, thickeners, sugar or preservatives. It takes 12-14 hours to make Instant Pot yogurt, so start your yogurt cooking after dinner. It will be ready in the  morning.

Instant Pot Brown Rice Congee from Chic Vegan

6. Brown Rice Congee

This savory rice porridge works well as a breakfast or at supper time. For breakfast, I like making it without the tofu on top, just to save myself some kitchen time. If you have leftovers, they’ll keep for a few days in the fridge. You can reheat them for another savory breakfast or serve with the tofu for a supper in a hurry.

Do you have a favorite vegan Instant Pot breakfast recipe? I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments!

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We tend to think of the Instant Pot as a gadget for cooking beans and grains quickly, but it's also really handy for making breakfast. Try these Instant Pot breakfast recipes!

All images via recipe authors, used with permission.


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Leanne K
Leanne K3 months ago

Great suggestions

william M
william Miller3 months ago


Teresa W
Teresa W3 months ago

Hmmm... What about ice-cream for breakfast? LOL!

Teresa W
Teresa W3 months ago

Sweets for breakfast?

Martina R
Martina Rimbaldo3 months ago


Marija M
Marija M3 months ago

good ideas, tks for sharing

Margie F3 months ago

Thank you.

Julie Cannon
Julie Cannon3 months ago

All of these look yummy!

SJ A3 months ago

Some yummy recipes. Thank you. : )