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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs + Hard Boiled Egg Snacks 3 Ways (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Learn how to make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs that’s perfect and easy to peel every time, plus 3 simple and healthy snack ideas you can make with them!

I love my deviled eggs (case in point: pickle deviled eggs, bacon ranch deviled eggs, and beet deviled eggs). However, sometimes I’m lazy and I don’t feel like dealing with mashing the yolks and putting them back in the whites. So I’ve been snacking on these super duper easy egg snacks that are Whole30 and keto-friendly, and not only are they super yummy, they are really pretty to serve over the holidays!

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

To make your life even easier, I highly recommend making hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot! Not only is it quick and simple to do, the eggs come out consistently perfect every time. Best of all, somehow the eggs are so easy to peel without the shell sticking to the whites. I don’t think I’ll ever make hard boiled eggs any other way.

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Cook Time Variations

For this specific recipe, I decided to leave the yolks slightly soft in the center since I’m not making deviled eggs.I love soft yolks in general and this texture pairs so well with the various toppings I used in the hard boiled egg snacks especially well.

However, if you prefer true hard boiled eggs without any softness, make sure to let the Instant Pot naturally release pressure for 5 minutes instead of quick releasing like I did. This will help the yolk cook more so you can achieve your desired result.

Get Creative with Your Toppings

After you make the Instant Pot hard boiled eggs, it’s time to make hard boiled egg snacks! I provided 3 of my favorite topping combinations that I’ve been enjoying, but of course, you can get creative and make your own topping combos as well.

I think I’ll be serving these snacks over the holidays as an appetizer while we wait for the turkey or ham to cook. Not only are they super tasty and full of healthy fats, they pop with color on the table making it so festive for special occasions!

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs + Hard Boiled Egg Snacks 3 Ways (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Pressurizing time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Author: Jean Choi

Learn how to make Instant Pot hard boiled eggs that's perfect and easy to peel every time, plus 3 simple and healthy snack ideas you can make with them!

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Ingredients

Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs

  • 1 cup water
  • 2-12 eggs
  • Ice bath

Mustard Salmon Eggs

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Dijon mustard
  • Smoked salmon cut into small pieces
  • Fresh dill

Prosciutto Mayo Eggs

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Paleo mayonnaise
  • Prosciutto sliced cut into small pieces
  • Pickles cut into small chunks

Bacon Ranch Eggs

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Ranch dressing
  • Bacon bits
  • Radish cut into small pieces

Instructions

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

  1. Pour water into the Instant Pot, and place a steamer basket or the trivet it came with over the water.

  2. Place the eggs on the steamer basket or the trivet.

  3. Close the lid, and make the sure the pressure valve is set to Sealing.

  4. Cook on high on Manual for 5 minutes, and prepare an ice bath.

  5. Once it beeps to a finish, quick release the pressure.*

  6. Immediately transfer the eggs to the ice bath and let it cool for at least 5 minutes. 

  7. Peel the eggs when you are ready to eat them. They should be peel easily!

Hard Boiled Egg Snacks 3 Ways

  1. Slice the hard boiled eggs in half. 

  2. Top each half with the ingredients listed for each egg snack. The amount depends on your taste preference!

  3. You can store hard boiled eggs and egg snacks in the refrigerator for up to one week. 

Recipe Notes

*This quick release method will make hard boiled eggs that are slightly soft in the center, which are better to make the 3 snack recipes. For full hard boiled eggs, naturally release pressure for 5 minutes before opening the lid. 

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Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread with Walnut Topping

This Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread is delicious and crunchy from the walnut topping, and great for breakfast or any time of the day. It’s a comforting recipe all year round!

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If you know me at all, you know I’m not a sweets person. I can’t even remember the last time I got dessert at a restaurant, and I was perfectly fine not having cake for my birthday. I do enjoy a piece of extra dark chocolate daily but that’s pretty much it. However, with the weather getting slightly cooler, my sweet tooth has been acting up recently.

Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

After I was away for the weekend, I was delighted to come back to super brown and ripe bananas. Hello there, future delicious baked good. I guess I “forgot” to eat you. So in order to not let these bananas go to waste, I whipped up this paleo chocolate banana bread and I’m pretty dang obsessed.

paleo chocolate banana bread These paleo chocolate banana bread slices are sweet without being overpowering and the chocolate chips in them really make the banana flavors shine. They are moist, sturdy, and so amazing drizzled with butter or almond butter.

Crunchy Walnut Topping

When I’m eating anything, sweet or savory, I love biting into something crunchy. Bacon? Please overcook it so it’s almost burnt. Oh, did you over-bake those cookies? I’ll take them, no problem. For this paleo chocolate banana bread recipe, I added chopped walnuts for the topping to add the crunch factor and they are such a great combo with the soft and moist bread layer.

If you are not into the crunchy texture like me, you can leave it and it’ll still be super delicious and wonderful. Hope you enjoy this recipe, because it’s such a great breakfast on a busy day or if you just want to indulge in something slightly sweet and decadent in the afternoon!

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Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread with Walnut Topping

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Cooling time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 274 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This paleo banana bread is deliciously sweet and crunchy from the cacao walnut topping. It's a comforting dessert all year round!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper so the edges are hanging over two sides.

  3. Mash the bananas in a large bowl. I like to leave them slightly clumpy so I taste small chunks of banana in the bread later.
  4. Add eggs, almond butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the bananas and mix well.

  5. Add coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt and mix well.

  6. Fold in chocolate chips.

  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

  8. In a separate bowl, mix together chopped walnuts and 1 tbsp coconut oil.

  9. Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the bread batter.
  10. Bake for 55-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  11. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing it, using the parchment paper edges. 

  12. Let it cool for 30 more minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Chocolate Banana Bread with Walnut Topping
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Potassium 302mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 10g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 2.1%
Vitamin C 4.1%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs (Paleo, Whole30)

Breakfast couldn’t be easier and tastier with these paleo and Whole30 Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs. They are perfect for a holiday brunch!

Chorizo Butternut Squash Baked Eggs

It’s been a long time since I posted a baked eggs or a frittata recipe (by the way… what the heck is the difference between the two??). That’s because I prefer my eggs sunny side up with the yolk drippy and runny.

However, baked eggs are great for a group or if you want to make them ahead of time to eat on busy mornings. And, I must say, that the flavors of chorizo and butternut squash together just might have changed my mind about them!

Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs Recipe

The combination of chorizo and butternut squash is my new favorite recent discovery. There’s something so addicting about the spicy, salty chorizo with the subtly sweet and soft butternut squash. And when they are baked together with eggs, spinach, onion, and spices, there’s honestly nothing better. I’m honestly drooling just writing about it!

Chorizo Butternut Squash Baked Eggs

Chorizo Butternut Squash Baked Eggs

Make Up To 2 Days Ahead!

While you can make the whole thing, freeze the leftover slices, then defrost them when you want to eat them, you can also make part the recipe components ahead of time and finish cooking them the morning that you want to eat them. I recommend the latter if you want freshly baked, best tasting eggs for a get-together or a holiday brunch to save on time and effort when you have so many other things happening.

All you have to do is cook the ingredients ahead of time, all the way through adding spinach, and then refrigerator them before adding the eggs the next day and baking the whole thing together. You can do this up to 2 days ahead of time to get the hardest part of the recipe out of the way!

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Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs (Paleo, Whole30)

Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 338 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Breakfast couldn't be easier and tastier with these paleo and Whole30 Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs. They are perfect for a holiday brunch!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 1/2 cups butternut squash cubes 1/2 inch
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 oz chorizo removed from casing
  • 4 oz spinach
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
Nutrition Facts
Chorizo and Butternut Squash Baked Eggs (Paleo, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 744mg 31%
Potassium 664mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 213.8%
Vitamin C 28.8%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 17.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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