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Instant Pot Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cake Bites Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

Just whipped up some scrumptious chocolate peanut butter banana cake bites in my trusty Instant Pot. They're moist, flavorful, and the perfect size for a quick sweet treat. Can't wait to share!

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This chocolate peanut butter banana cake bites recipe is my secret comfort food! Imagine, tiny bites of heavenly cake melt in your mouth, a blend of ripe bananas, velvety peanut butter, and rich cocoa. Cooked in an instant pot, it's quick and convenient. So, stick around and let's journey into this simple yet delightful cooking experience!

Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cake Bites

  • Bananas: Sweetness and moisture, bind the ingredients together, and add a natural sweetness to the cake bites.
  • Peanut butter: Rich flavor, creamy texture, and a nutty taste that complements the chocolate and bananas in the recipe.
  • Cocoa powder: Provides a deep chocolate flavor and rich color to the cake bites, enhancing their overall chocolatey taste.
  • Honey: Natural sweetener that adds a touch of sweetness to the cake bites without overpowering the other flavors.
  • Eggs: Act as a binding agent, adding structure and moisture to the cake bites for a soft and tender texture.
  • Vanilla extract: Enhances the overall flavor profile of the cake bites with its warm and aromatic undertones.
  • Baking powder: Helps the cake bites rise and become light and fluffy during the cooking process in the instant pot.
  • Baking soda: Works with the baking powder to leaven the cake bites, creating a soft and airy texture in the end product.

Kitchen Tools Required

  • Instant Pot: Cooks the cake quickly and evenly under pressure.
  • Cake pan: Holds the cake batter and fits inside the Instant Pot for cooking.
  • Trivet: Elevates the cake pan above the water to prevent direct contact while cooking.

Serves: 6 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cooking spray

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine mashed bananas, peanut butter, cocoa powder, honey, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
  2. Grease the cake pan with cooking spray.
  3. Pour the batter into the cake pan.
  4. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot and place the trivet inside.
  5. Carefully place the cake pan on the trivet.
  6. Close the lid, set the vent to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  7. Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
  8. Carefully remove the cake pan from the Instant Pot and let it cool.
  9. Cut the cake into bite-sized pieces and serve.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 250 kcal | Carbohydrates: 30 g | Protein: 8 g | Total Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 2.5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 60 mg | Sodium: 200 mg | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 18 g | Calcium: 50 mg | Potassium: 350 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Storing and Freezing Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cake Bites

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the cake bites as instructed and let them cool completely.
  • Store the cake bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Once the cake bites have cooled, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid.
  • Transfer the frozen cake bites to a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • Label the container with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

One interesting fact about this recipe is that you can add a handful of chopped peanuts to the batter for some extra crunch and nutty flavor. It's a simple way to elevate the texture and taste of these cake bites.

Common Questions About This Recipe

FAQ:
Can I use almond butter instead of peanut butter in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute almond butter for peanut butter if you prefer or have allergies to peanuts.
How should I store these cake bites?
Store the cake bites in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Can I freeze these cake bites?
Yes, you can freeze the cake bites in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw before serving.
Can I omit the cocoa powder for a different flavor?
Yes, you can omit the cocoa powder for a more traditional banana bread flavor. Adjust sweetness to taste.
Can I add chocolate chips to the batter?
Absolutely! Feel free to add chocolate chips to the batter for extra chocolatey goodness.

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