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What desserts can I make in the Instant Pot? Ultimate 13 IP desserts [game changer for those who don’t bake]


If you love desserts, you may have wondered what you could make in the Instant Pot. How would an Instant Pot dessert be? Would such a dessert recipe made in a pressure cooker turn out as lovely as if it were baked in the oven? Here’s a collection of the best of Instant Pot recipes there are!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake by Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

Peanut butter and cheesecake? A combo of two of my favorite things! And no baking? Even better!


These pumpkin brownies are so pretty and tasty!

Instant Pot Pumpkin Brownies by Recipes from a Pantry

Pumpkin. Brownies. You guys! You have to make this Instant Pot recipe for brownies soon! You will certainly impress your guests with this classic recipe with a twist.

Almond Cake in the Instant Pot by Kleinworth and Co

When I was a kid, my aunt used make the most wonderful Almond cookies at Easter and at Christmas. Those were my absolute favorite cookies and so started my love of all thing almond. So, I had to add this marvelous almond cake to my Instant Pot dessert repertoire.

One of the great things about this Instant Pot dessert recipe is that you can add a variety of toppings to it and it is a tasty treat in any season!

Pineapple Cherry Cake  by Mama Loves to Eat


This is a great dump cake recipe

Sometimes, you just need to make a dessert quickly and if you find yourself in that situation, this is your go to recipe. I mean, provided you like pineapple. And cherries. The full name of this instant pot dessert recipe is “dump cake.” Pretty it up by adding a scoop of your favorite ice cream and a cherry on top!

Cherry Clafoutis  by Two Sleevers


Make this fancy French dessert to impress your guests. You don’t have to tell them you made it in the IP!

I didn’t know what a Clafoutis was before I found this Instant Pot dessert recipe. My experience with French desserts was basically been limited toCrème brûlée and souflees, but I’m sure glad I was able to discover the Clafoutis. You know why? It sounds super fancy, but who knew you could make this dessert right in your Instant Pot?

Instant Pot Apple Dumplings by Tastes of Lizzy T


These apple dumplings are quick, easy and delicious! Perfect Instant Pot dessert on short notice.

One of the things I love about this Instant Pot dessert recipe is that you don’t need any special extra tools or accessories for the Instant pot to make it. In fact, this only required a few ingredients and it is ready in just about 30 minutes (that includes the natural release time in the Instant Pot too!

Peanut Butter Lava Cake by My Crazy Good Life


Whoa – these peanut butter lava cake bites are exquisite and no one will believe you made them in your Instant Pot!

Ooh another dessert with peanut butter. I would have never guessed you could make a lava cake in the Instant Pot! But it is genius to make these in egg molds, right? How impressive. Great idea for a dinner party dessert. You can make these head of time and not have to keep checking on a dessert in the oven.

Cinnamon Apples by Ginger Casa

Another easy Instant Pot recipe that requires no additional accessories are these cinnamon apples. Plus, if you want to add a dose of healthy to your Instant pot desserts, than cinnamon apples are it. I mean, you know what they say about an apple a day, right? And the health benefits of cinnamon are endless, so it really is a no brainer that you have to make this marvelous and delicious Instant pot recipe once in a while right? You don’t even need to add any sweetener if you want to omit it. This instant pot recipe will taste marvelous! The great thing is you can use just about any apple for this recipe. If you add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top I won’t tell anyone.

Lavender Creme Brulee by This Vivacious Life

Okay, I love, love, love Creme Brulee, but the addition of lavender just takes it over the top. I think this is gonna be one Instant Pot dessert recipe I turn to over and over again when I want to impress guests. What about you?

Apple Crisp by Slap Dash Mom


If there’s fruit in your Instant Pot dessert, it is healthy right?

If you can’t tell by now, I like desserts with apples a lot! Maybe it is because I feel better about eating dessert when there is fruit involved? Not matter, this is another excellent Instant pot dessert that you can add to the mix to impress your guests and no one has to know how easy it is!

Classic Instant Pot Cheesecake by Greta’s Day

You can’t go wrong with cheesecake to impress a group and this Instant Pot dessert is one classic everyone should have on hand.

Strawberry Trail Mix Oatmeal by Peas and Crayons

This is for everyone who likes having dessert for breakfast. The good news is making oatmeal from scratch as with this Instant Pot recipe, you’ll be eating much healthier than the store bought premixed packets.

Instant Pot Banana Bread by  A Mom’s Impression


I don’t know about you, but I’ve ALWAYS got bananas at home and they ripen up so fast. While I love bananas as a quick breakfast to go, sometimes I just buy too many or they ripen too fast. And you know, ripe bananas are the best for banana bread so this is a great recipe for when you have extra bananas and want something quick to use them up!

Wow – this was a terrific find for me. I remember coming home after school and having a slice of freshly made banana bread as a snack. Of course the kind I had wasn’t made in a bundt pan and certainly didn’t have a pretty glaze on it. Who would have known such a moist and pretty dessert could come from and Instant Pot, right?

I love that there are so many easy dessert recipes you can make right in your Instant Pot. It really has been a game changer for me as I’m no baker. The question is – which one of these sensational Instant Pot dessert recipes will you try first?

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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!

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