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Instant Pot Brownies Recipe: Simple & Delicious Instant Pot Brownies Recipe: Simple & Delicious


Instant Pot Brownies Recipe: Simple & Delicious

Written by: Emily Smith

These instant pot brownies are my go-to for a quick chocolate fix. Just mix, pour, and let the pot do its magic. The result? Perfectly moist, fudgy brownies every time.

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Brownies are a go-to treat for me, can't resist the rich, fudgy goodness. But, guess what? I found a new way - an Instant Pot. Yep, you heard that right. This gadget isn't just for soups or stews anymore. It's giving my classic brownies an exciting twist, infusing unbelievable moistness into every bite. Fast, easy, and utterly delicious, this recipe's been my little sweet secret. Now it's time for me to share the joy. Trust me, these brownies... they're a game changer.

Ingredients for Delectable Instant Pot Brownies

  • All-purpose flour: Essential for structure and texture, providing the base for the brownie batter to come together perfectly.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: Adds rich chocolate flavor and deep color to the brownies, creating a decadent and indulgent treat.
  • Baking powder: Helps the brownies rise and become light and fluffy, ensuring a soft and tender texture.
  • Unsalted butter: Adds richness and moisture to the brownies, enhancing their flavor and creating a tender crumb.
  • Granulated sugar: Sweetens the brownies and helps create a fudgy texture, balancing the bitterness of cocoa powder.
  • Eggs: Bind the ingredients together, adding structure and moisture to the brownies for a perfect consistency.
  • Vanilla extract: Enhances the chocolate flavor and adds a warm, aromatic note to the brownies, elevating their overall taste.
  • Chocolate chips: Melty pockets of chocolate throughout the brownies, adding bursts of sweetness and gooey texture to each bite.

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Essential Tools for Making Instant Pot Brownies

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking process, allows for pressure cooking to create moist and tender brownies.
  • Mixing bowl: Essential for combining dry and wet ingredients to create the brownie batter.
  • Whisk: Helps to evenly mix the wet ingredients together for a smooth brownie batter.
  • Pan: Used to pour the brownie batter in before placing it in the Instant Pot for cooking.
  • Trivet: Elevates the pan above the water in the Instant Pot to prevent direct contact and ensure proper cooking.

Serves: 8 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until just mixed, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased pan that fits in the Instant Pot.
  5. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot, place the trivet inside, and lower the pan onto the trivet.
  6. Close the lid, set to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  7. Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure.
  8. Carefully remove the pan from the Instant Pot and let the brownies cool before slicing and serving.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 280 kcal | Carbohydrates: 36 g | Protein: 4 g | Total Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 70 mg | Sodium: 90 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 23 g | Calcium: 20 mg | Potassium: 150 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 0 mg

Can You Make Instant Pot Brownies Ahead of Time?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the brownie batter as directed in the recipe.
  • Cover the pan with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • When ready to bake, follow the cooking instructions from step 5 onwards.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the brownies to cool completely after baking.
  • Cut the brownies into squares and place them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw at room temperature before serving.

Adding a pinch of instant coffee to the brownie batter can enhance the chocolate flavor without adding a coffee taste.

Common Questions About This Instant Pot Dessert Recipe

Can I use a different type of flour for this recipe?
Yes, you can try using whole wheat flour or a gluten-free flour blend as a substitute.
Can I skip the chocolate chips in this recipe?
Absolutely, feel free to omit the chocolate chips or replace them with nuts or dried fruit for a different twist.
How can I make these brownies more fudgy?
To make the brownies more fudgy, reduce the baking time by a few minutes and be careful not to overmix the batter.
Can I double this recipe in the Instant Pot?
It's best not to double this recipe in the Instant Pot as it may affect the cooking time and texture of the brownies.
Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted butter?
Yes, you can use salted butter, but you may want to reduce the added salt in the recipe to balance the flavors.

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