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Yes, you certainly can make brownies in your Instant Pot. Thanks to Meg Dow, professional chef and founder of the blog More Mamma!, we’re sharing four brownie recipes you can make with the help of the latest and greatest kitchen gadget. Each recipe comes from Meg’s new cookbook The No-Shop Instant Pot®, which features 240 recipes you can make in your Instant Pot using ingredients you most likely already have in your kitchen. Whether you’re looking to feed a small crowd or just want a sweet treat for yourself, try whipping up one of these brownie recipes this weekend — and then check out the other 236 recipes in Meg’s cookbook.

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Raspberry cheesecake brownies recipe from Meg Dow's cookbook The No-Shop Instant Pot®.

From raspberry cheesecake brownies (pictured) to Mexican hot chocolate brownies and more, these four brownie recipes are included in Meg Dow’s new cookbook The No-Shop Instant Pot®. Image: Becky Winkler

4 Gourmet Brownie Recipes Cooked in an Instant Pot

Cookie Dough Brownies

This first recipe combines a traditional chocolate brownie with another decadent sweet treat: cookie dough. The result is a batch of brownies that are equal parts moist and gooey. Plus, if you’re craving something even sweeter, we recommend adding a dollop of vanilla ice cream to accompany these brownies. Yum!

Cookie Dough Brownies

Meg Dow
This recipe combines classic chocolate brownies with cookie dough ... need we say more?
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, American/Southern
Servings 6 servings
Calories 558 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup chocolate chip cookie dough crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Place the butter, sugar and water into a saucepan over low heat. Stir to combine until the butter is completely melted. Add the chocolate chips and stir until they have melted. Take the mixture off the heat. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and stir until completely incorporated. Add the baking soda and flour, stirring to combine.
  • Spray an Instant Pot springform pan with cooking spray and fill it with the brownie batter. Top with the crumbled cookie dough and cover with foil. Fill the Instant Pot insert with 1 cup of water. Add a high trivet and top it with the springform pan. Seal the lid and turn the valve to the sealing position. Turn the Instant Pot on manual, high pressure for 45 minutes. Release the pressure manually by carefully moving the valve to venting. Remove the pan and foil and let the brownies cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife along the side of the pan and release the pan. Slice into 6 individual slices.

Notes

Reprinted with permission from The No-Shop Instant Pot by Meg Dow, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Image: Becky Winkler

Nutrition

Serving: 1BrownieCalories: 558kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 7gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 146mgPotassium: 226mgFiber: 3gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 567IUCalcium: 36mgIron: 3mg
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Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

While Mexican brownies typically call for cayenne pepper and cinnamon for an added kick, this sweet treat is not too spicy. In fact, if you’re not a fan of spice, you can choose to omit the cayenne pepper altogether. No matter how you whip up these brownies, the result is an incredibly unique and delicious dessert.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

Meg Dow
These brownies are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Course Dessert, Holiday Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 520 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour

Instructions
 

  • Place the butter, sugar and water into a saucepan over low heat. Stir to combine until the butter is completely melted. Add the chocolate chips and stir until they have melted. Take the mixture off the heat. Add the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and cayenne pepper and stir until completely incorporated. Add the baking soda and flour, stirring to combine.
  • Spray an Instant Pot springform pan with cooking spray and fill it with the brownie batter. Cover the pan with foil. Fill the Instant Pot insert with 1 cup of water. Add a high trivet and top it with the springform pan. Seal the lid and turn the valve to the sealing position. Turn the Instant Pot on manual, high pressure for 45 minutes. Release the pressure manually by carefully moving the valve to venting. Remove the pan and foil and let the brownies cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife along the side of the pan and release the pan. Slice into 6 individual slices.

Notes

Reprinted with permission from The No-Shop Instant Pot by Meg Dow, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Image: Becky Winkler

Nutrition

Serving: 1BrownieCalories: 520kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 7gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 118mgPotassium: 228mgFiber: 3gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 585IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 3mg
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Peppermint Brownies

This recipe is best served during the holiday season, so be sure to bookmark it for later, as it may become the next holiday tradition in your family. However, if you’re someone who celebrates Christmas in July, the peppermint adds a cool, refreshing flavor during warmer months, too. Plus, the bits of peppermint bark candy add a satisfying crunch to every bite.

Peppermint Brownies

Meg Dow
Whether you make these brownies in the summer or winter, the result is simply delicious.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Course Dessert, Holiday Dessert
Cuisine American, American/Southern
Servings 6 servings
Calories 634 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup peppermint bark candy roughly chopped

Instructions
 

  • Place the butter, sugar and water into a saucepan over low heat. Stir to combine until the butter is completely melted. Add the chocolate chips and stir until they have melted. Take the mixture off the heat. Add the eggs and peppermint extract and stir until completely incorporated. Add the baking soda and flour, stirring to combine.
  • Spray an Instant Pot springform pan with cooking spray and fill it with the brownie batter. Cover the pan with foil. Fill the Instant Pot insert with 1 cup of water. Add a high trivet and top it with the springform pan. Seal the lid and turn the valve to the sealing position. Turn the Instant Pot on manual, high pressure for 45 minutes. Release the pressure manually by carefully moving the valve to venting. Remove the pan and foil and let the brownies cool for 5 minutes. Run a knife along the side of the pan and release the pan. Slice into 6 individual slices.

Notes

Reprinted with permission from The No-Shop Instant Pot by Meg Dow, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Image: Becky Winkler

Nutrition

Serving: 1BrownieCalories: 634kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 7gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 118mgPotassium: 226mgFiber: 3gSugar: 53gVitamin A: 567IUCalcium: 36mgIron: 3mg
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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Not only are these brownies incredibly delicious, but they’re also beautiful. The raspberry jam adds a unique red swirl to each brownie piece. Plus, the jam combined with the recipe’s cheesecake mixture creates a decadent dessert that is perfect for serving year-round!

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Meg Dow
This recipe combines two of the best desserts: brownies and cheesecake.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Resting Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, American/Southern
Servings 6 servings
Calories 731 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • cup granulated sugar divided
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar divided
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • ¼ cup raspberry jam

Instructions
 

  • Place the butter, 2⁄3 cup of sugar and water into a saucepan over low heat and stir to combine until the butter is melted. Add the chocolate chips and stir until they have melted. Take the mixture off the heat. Stir in 2 eggs and the vanilla. Add the baking soda and flour, stirring to combine. Spray an Instant Pot springform pan with cooking spray and fill it with the brownie batter.
  • To make the cheesecake, cream together the cream cheese and remaining 1⁄4 cup of sugar using a stand mixer. Add the remaining egg and mix until well combined. Top the brownie batter with the cheesecake batter. Place dollops of raspberry jam throughout the cheesecake batter. With a toothpick, swirl the jam throughout the cheesecake batter. Cover with foil.        
  • Fill the Instant Pot insert with 1 cup of water. Add a high trivet and top it with the springform pan. Seal the lid and turn the valve to the sealing position. Turn the Instant Pot on manual, high pressure for 50 minutes. Release the pressure manually by carefully moving the valve to venting. Remove the pan and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Run a knife along the side of the pan and release the pan. Slice into 6 individual slices.

Notes

Reprinted with permission from The No-Shop Instant Pot by Meg Dow, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Image: Becky Winkler

Nutrition

Serving: 1SliceCalories: 731kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 10gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 255mgPotassium: 299mgFiber: 3gSugar: 50gVitamin A: 1114IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 4mg
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Find more amazing Instant Pot recipes in The No-Shop Instant Pot® by Meg Dow HERE.

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