Instant Pot Brownies Recipe

Fudgy, chocolate Brownies in the Instant Pot. You’ll love this easy recipe for moist and chewy chocolate brownies!

Fudgy, chocolate Brownies in the Instant Pot. You'll love this easy recipe for moist and chewy chocolate brownies!

Brownies in the Instant Pot? Yes, you read that right.

It’s no secret that I’ve been making tons of Instant Pot Recipes these days. Everything from Beef Stroganoff to Pumpkin Cheesecake.

But it was the chocolate bundt cake recipe that I made in the Instant Pot that sent a jolt of excitement through my kitchen.

I mean, if you can make a moist, fudgy chocolate cake in the pressure cooker…surely chocolate brownies would work too, right?

The answer is yes. Chocolate Brownies turn out amazing in the Instant Pot. Especially if you prefer the fudgy Bakery Style Brownies like we do (non cake-like texture).

Why are these Instant Pot Brownies the best?

  • Easy, no oven needed dessert.
  • Rich and fudgy thanks to all the moisture from pressure cooking.
  • Versatile recipe! Top with powdered sugar..or go all out with the ice cream and hot fudge!

How to Make Brownies in the Instant Pot

Fudgy, chocolate Brownies in the Instant Pot. You'll love this easy recipe for moist and chewy chocolate brownies!

I used my favorite Bakery Style Brownie recipe as the base for today’s pressure cooker brownies. I halved the recipe so that it would fit in my Fat Daddio 7×3-inch push pan. They turned out perfect.

STEP 1. Make the brownie batter.

This can be done on the stove top (like I show here), or you can use the “SAUTE” function in your Instant Pot. You’ll have to clean the pot however before pressure cooking. Great option though if you don’t have a stove!

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Once melted, remove from heat and add in chocolate chips and sugar.

Stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Add in eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add vanilla.

Finally, add in the cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Using big strokes, stir JUST until combined. Do NOT overmix.

STEP 2. Pressure cook.

Spray a 7×3-inch push pan (or cheesecake pan) with baking spray. Pour batter into pan.

Add 1 1/2 cup water to the Instant Pot. Place brownie pan on a trivet and lower into the instant pot.

Secure the lid and make sure the pressure valve on top is set to sealing.

Select “HIGH PRESSURE” for a cook time of 45 minutes.

When cook time ends, allow to naturally release for 10 minutes.

Lift trivet out of the Instant Pot and cool brownies. OR enjoy warm with a scoop of ice cream!

Tips for making Instant Pot Brownies

  • I use this Fat Daddio 7×3-inch push pan. It also works great for making instant pot cheesecakes in the 6qt! Be sure to check out my other favorite IP accessories!
  • Do no over mix the batter. This will result in a horrible texture!
  • To remove brownies from pan, allow to cool first. Then place push pan onto a mug (or canned good). Holding the sides of the push pan, push down as the brownies come UP. Grab the plate of brownies and enjoy.
  • For best results, use GOOD quality chocolate. I prefer using Ghirardelli semi sweet chocolate chips AND Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder. Both have great results in delicious flavor.

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Yield: 8 brownies

Instant Pot Brownies

Instant Pot Brownies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Fudgy, chocolate Brownies in the Instant Pot. You'll love this easy recipe for moist and chewy chocolate brownies!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Once melted, remove from heat and add in chocolate chips and sugar.
  2. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted. Add in eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add vanilla.
  3. Finally, add in the cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Using big strokes, stir JUST until combined. Do NOT over mix.
  4. Spray a 7x3-inch push pan (or cheesecake pan) with baking spray. Pour batter into pan.
  5. Add 1 1/2 cup water to the Instant Pot. Place brownie pan on a trivet and lower into the instant pot.
  6. Secure the lid and make sure the pressure valve on top is set to sealing.
  7. Select "HIGH PRESSURE" for a cook time of 45 minutes. When cook time ends, allow to naturally release for 10 minutes.
  8. Lift trivet out of the Instant Pot and cool brownies. OR enjoy warm with a scoop of ice cream!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 77mg Sodium: 108mg Carbohydrates: 38g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 28g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Fudgy, chocolate Brownies in the Instant Pot. You’ll love this easy recipe for moist and chewy chocolate brownies!

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3 comments on “Instant Pot Brownies Recipe”

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  3. Another great recipe for my Instant Pot! This looks heavenly; looking forward to making this over the weekend! Yum!

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