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Rich Fudgy Brownies from scratch- Instant-pot/Baking

Rich fudgy brownies made from scratch can be yours in a fraction of the time thanks to the Instant Pot. These eggless brownies are the most delicious way to let someone know you love them. Make this Instant Pot brownie recipe to wow your special someone this Valentine’s Day. 

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BAKING IN THE INSTANT POT- THE SECRET TOOL FOR THE MOST DELICIOUS DESSERTS AT HOME

I bet you’ve never really thought about making brownies in your Instant Pot or doing much of any baking in it for that matter. Well, my friends, let’s change that. The Instant Pot is my new favorite way to bake all sorts of sweet desserts including this incredibly fudgy eggless brownies.

Why bake in the Instant Pot? Not only does this handy tool free up valuable oven space if you are entertaining, but your Instant Pot lets you create the most decadent desserts fast. Plus because of the way the Instant Pot cooks, you get the most moist and delicious baked goods in less time than it takes to make them in the oven.

If you’re an Instant Pot beginner, We have got you covered! Don’t let yourself be afraid of your Instant Pot. We break down exactly how to use your Instant Pot and tell you exactly what all those buttons do on our complete beginner’s guide to the Instant Pot, called Master the Instant Pot with 3 Buttons. If you are looking for other easy Instant Pot recipes to try, check out our 15+ Quick and Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners. You can also check out our 100+ Instant Pot Vegetarian Recipes for all your Instant Pot recipe needs.

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A SECRET INGREDIENT TO MAKE RICH FUDGY EGGLESS BROWNIES

These eggless brownies are so rich and decadent. The recipe definitely results in brownies that have a fudgy texture and less of a cake like texture. Between the cooking method and the secret ingredient, these easy brownies from scratch are the fudgiest brownies you will ever taste.

The secret ingredient? Yogurt. It locks in moisture and provides a rich creamy texture that you will just love. Now you can make your fresh and healthy yogurt at home with just 3 ingredients. Check out our homemade yogurt recipe. 

INGREDIENTS FOR EGGLESS INSTANT POT BROWNIES

We carefully chose each ingredient in this recipe to work together to create a brownie recipe perfect for any special day. Let’s break the ingredients down:

 

  • Flour- Flour gives the brownies some texture. This recipe only uses one cup of flour. More flour results in a cakier brownie. 
  • Cocoa powder- A good quality cocoa powder acts both to give the brownies more texture and to give them their signature chocolaty taste.
  • Butter- Every good brownie recipe needs a fat. The fat creates a perfectly tender brownie. Butter also reacts with the baking powder to create a little more lift in the brownies. Unsalted butter works best here. Make sure the butter is softened or melted.
  • Baking powder- Baking powder gives the brownies lift to help them rise slightly.
  • Salt- A pinch of salt balances the sweetness from the chocolate and sugar.
  • Instant coffee- A little bit of instant coffee really highlights the flavor of the chocolate.
  • Yogurt- Yogurt is the all star secret ingredient that creates the richest brownie ever. Make sure you are using full fat plain yogurt for the best results.
  • Vanilla- Vanilla extract also compliments the delicious chocolate flavor and adds extra richness.
  • Water- Water binds the recipe together. Only use enough water to create a batter that is similar to the texture of condensed milk.
  • Chocolate chips or chopped chocolate- The chocolate chips will melt on top of the brownies and create a gooey chocolaty topping.
  • Nuts- Chopped mix nuts are optional of course but adding them gives the brownies a little texture.

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HOW TO MAKE BROWNIES FROM SCRATCH IN AN INSTANT POT 

Making delicious decadent homemade brownies from scratch been easier thanks to the Instant Pot. 

Start by sifting the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the melted butter, yogurt and vanilla together until well blended. Then add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in batches, stirring as you go. Add water in batches till you get a condensed milk-like consistency. To finish the batter, stir in the instant coffee.

eggless brownies from scratch

Grease the tray and dust it with cocoa powder .Spread batter evenly in a prepared pan. If you are adding nuts, sprinkle them on top of the batter with the chocolate chips. Cover the pan tightly with foil.

eggless brownies from scratch

Now set up your Instant Pot by adding 1 cup of water to the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Place the trivet in the pot and set your pan of brownies on the trivet. Close the lid. Press the cake button and let cook for 25 minutes. When the pot beeps, do a natural release.

eggless brownies from scratch

To cut the brownies neatly, let them set in the fridge for at least 2 hours first.

TIPS AND PRO TRICKS TO MAKE HOMEMADE BROWNIES IN THE INSTANT POT

  • Don’t over mix the brownie batter. It may still have some clumps in it, but that’s ok.
  • Using a spatula instead of a whisk or mixer will help keep you from over mixing the brownies.
  • Make sure you cover your pan with aluminum foil to help the brownies achieve the best texture.
  • Choose the right pan to bake your brownies in. A light metal pan or glass pan will work better than a dark metal pan and help you avoid overcooked edges.
  • To cut the brownies neatly, let them set in the fridge for at least 2 hours first.

eggless brownies from scratch

HOW CAN I MAKE BROWNIES FROM SCRATCH IN THE OVEN?

To make this brownie recipe in an oven, follow the instructions above. Add the batter to a metal pan and bake in a 350 degree oven. The cook time will vary based on pan size and type. 

WHAT SIZE PAN SHOULD I USE FOR INSTANT POT BROWNIES?

Chances are, you are going to have to use a smaller pan than you would use in the oven. This batter makes 2 batches of brownies in this Pyrex  3-Cup Rectangle Food Storage . Or 1 spring form pan this will fit in a 6qt or 8qt instant pot.

CAN I MAKE THESE BROWNIES VEGAN?

  • To make this brownies vegan, you will need to omit the yogurt. You could try substituting applesauce in place of the yogurt.
  • You also need to substitute the butter for oil. However, because butter reacts with baking powder and oil doesn’t this will change the texture of these brownies.
  • Lastly, you will have to make sure you are using vegan chocolate chips. 

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CAN I MAKE THESE BROWNIES NUT FREE? 

Yes. Just omit the nuts from the recipe.

HOW CAN I KEEP THE BROWNIES SOFT?

There are a few ways to keep these eggless Instant Pot brownies tender:

  • Make sure you use a light colored baking pan to make your brownies. A darker colored pan is more likely to overcook the brownie edges. 
  • Don’t over mix the batter. Over-mixed brownies tend to be dense and hard.
  • Avoid overcooking them in the Instant Pot.

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HOW CAN I SOFTEN HARD BROWNIES?

Popping a brownie that has hardened into the microwave for about 30 seconds should do the trick.

HOW LONG DO THESE BROWNIES LAST IN THE FRIDGE?

Cut brownies will last 4 days in the fridge if stored in an airtight container. Brownies taste the best if eaten within the first 2 days.

CAN I FREEZE BROWNIES?

Yes. To freeze the brownies, let them cool completely. Do not cut them into individual portions. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then wrap them again in foil. You can freeze them for up to 3 months.

CAN I USE GLASS CONTAINERS IN AN INSTANT POT?

I recommend using Pyrex  3-Cup Rectangle Food Storage for these Instant Pot brownies.

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Instant Pot Eggless Brownies Recipe

eggless brownies from scratch

Rich Fudgy Brownies from scratch- Instant-pot/Baking

Yield: 12 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Rich fudgy brownies made from scratch can be yours in a fraction of the time thanks to the Instant Pot. These eggless brownies are the most delicious way to let someone know you love them. Make this Instant Pot brownie recipe to wow your special someone this Valentine’s Day. 

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • Flour - 1 cup 
  • Cocoa powder- 1/4 cup
  • Baking powder- 2 teaspoon
  • Sugar- 3/4 cup
  • Unsalted Butter , soft or melted at room temperature - 1/2 cup
  • Water -3/4 cup
  • Salt- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Instant coffee - 1 tablespoon
  • Yogurt-1/2 cup
  • Vanilla extract-1 teaspoon
  • Mix nuts/ optional -1/4 cup
  • Chopped chocolate or choco chips/optional 1/4 cup

Instructions

    1. Sift flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt together.
    2. In a separate bowl, whisk butter, yogurt and vanilla together until well blended.
    3. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir. Pour water in batches till you get a thick pancake like consistency. 
    4. Add the instant coffee. Give it a stir.
    5. Spread batter evenly in prepared  pan, add the desired nuts, and chocolate and  cover it with a foil . This batter makes 2 pyrex  3-Cup Rectangle Food Storage
    6. Add 1 cup of water in the inner pot of the instant pot. Keep the pan on the trivet and close the lid.
    7. Press cake button and  for 25 minutes. When done let the pressure release naturally . 
    8. Let it cool in a refrigerator for at least 2 hours  before slicing. You will get neat slices then.
    9. Enjoy it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and chocolate sauce
    10. Baking Instructions
    11. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared container and bake it for 35 minutes. A skewer inserted in the middle of the brownie will come out clean.Let it cool down at least for 2 hours before slicing. You will get neat slices then.
    12. Enjoy it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and chocolate sauce

Notes

  • If you are using sweetened yogurt in this recipe use ( 1/2 cup).
  • Don’t over mix the brownie batter. It may still have some clumps in it, but that’s ok.
  • Using a spatula instead of a whisk or mixer will help keep you from over mixing the brownies.
  • Make sure you cover your pan with aluminum foil to help the brownies achieve the best texture.
  • Choose the right pan to bake your brownies in. A light metal pan or glass pan will work better than a dark metal pan and help you avoid overcooked edges.
  • To cut the brownies neatly, let them set in the fridge for at least 2 hours first.

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