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Instant Pot Blissful Brownies

Instant Pot [3] Blissful Brownies

One of my favorite pearls of wisdom from a disgruntled reviewer was “Just because you CAN make it in an Instant Pot [3] doesn’t mean you should.” And while I could easily agree with this statement to a degree, I actually DO find the value in having the possibility.

Because here’s the thing. Just because you CAN make brownies in the oven, doesn’t mean you always should. I mean that seems a little nuts, mmm pecans, but in the dead heat of Summer when you want brownies and don’t want a 2000 degree kitchen, NOW YOU CAN.

Or when you live in a dorm room and don’t even HAVE a full kitchen. I’d say college students deserve brownies too, amiright?

So to the disgruntled naysayers who are #AntiInstantPotBrownies, look away, or better yet, go preheat your oven. These aren’t for you.

For the rest of you who have an open mind, a dorm room, an RV, a hotel room, or a hot a$$ kitchen in the middle of July, these are for you. Go make some brownies in a pressure cooker and enjoy your spirit of adventure with a little chocolate on the side.

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Instant Pot Brownies

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6




  • 1 egg
  • 1⁄2 cup (118 ml) cashew or almond butter
  • 1⁄4 cup (48 g) cassava flour (or arrowroot)
  • 1⁄4 tsp sea salt
  • 3⁄4 cup (144 g) maple sugar(or date sugar)
  • 1⁄3 cup (79 ml) 100% maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) ghee or sustainable palm shortening, melted
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) 100% vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp (20 g) cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (240 ml) water
    1. Combine all of the ingredients, except the water, in a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
    2. Spoon the contents into a small greased glass baking dish that will t inside your Instant Pot. Pour the water into the stainless steel bowl of your IP, and then lower it into the steaming rack.
    3. Make a foil “tent” to cover the brownies so they are protected from the moisture.
    4. Place the covered dish onto the steaming rack and secure the lid.
    5. Next, close o the pressure valve and press the Manual button. Press the “+” button until 35 minutes is displayed.
    6. Allow the brownies to cook and when the cycle is complete, quick-release the pressure valve.
    7. Remove the lid when safe to do so and carefully transfer the brownies out of the pressure cooker and into the refrigerator to set.
    8. Leave them to chill for about half an hour, and then slice and serve. You can top them with dairy- or soy-free chocolate chips or crushed nuts like pecans if you like. These are a fudgier type brownie as compared to a cakey one due to being pressure cooked.

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