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Instant Pot Cornbread


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5 from 2 votes
Cook Time : 20 mins
Total Time : 25 mins
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Last Updated on September 9, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

Instant Pot Cornbread is a southern classic with a pressure cooker twist. No need to heat up the oven next time you are craving a slice of this southern comfort food, with this Instant Pot recipe.

If you love Instant Pot bread recipes, then this is the recipe for you. The Instant Pot creates a moist and fluffy cornbread that will be loved by everyone.

3 slices of Instant Pot Cornbread on a white rectangle plate with another slice of cornbread and an instant pot in the background

Instant Pot Cornbread

Cornbread is made by using ground cornmeal. Cornmeal is produced by grinding dried corn kernels into a coarse powder. The texture of cornmeal can range from fine to coarse, depending on how it is ground.

In the south, cornbread is traditionally served as a side dish with meals such as beans, greens, and barbecued meats. Cornbread can also be enjoyed as a snack or breakfast food.

Why I Love This Recipe

There are so many reasons to love this recipe. First, it is so easy to make. The cornbread batter comes together quickly and then it is cooked in the Instant Pot. Here are the other reasons:

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love Instant Pot bread recipes, give this Instant Pot French Bread recipe a try.

3 slices of Instant Pot Cornbread on a white rectangle plate with another slice of cornbread  in the background

Ingredients

This recipe only calls for a few simple ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery store. You may already have these ingredients on hand which can save you a trip to the grocery store.

  • self-rising white cornmeal mix
  • unsalted butter, melted
  • honey
  • egg, beaten
  • milk
ingredients needed to make instant pot cornbread

Substitutions

Cornmeal: If you don’t have self-rising cornmeal, you will need to add one teaspoon of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt to your cornmeal.

Butter: If you only have salted butter on hand, you can use that in place of unsalted butter.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few pieces of equipment to make this recipe. Most likely you already have everything you need in your kitchen.

How to Make Instant Pot Cornbread

This Instant Pot Cornbread recipe is easy to follow and comes together in just a few simple steps. You will be so glad that you made this southern side dish.

Step 1: Mix ingredients until the batter is smooth

Mix together ingredients until smooth, being careful to not overmix.

honey being poured into cornbread mixture in a white bowl with a wooden spoon in it

Step 2: Spray a 7-inch pan with cooking spray

Spray a 7-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray and pour batter into the pan and spread it out evenly. Cover tightly with foil.

Step 3: Pressure cook the cornbread

Turn the pressure valve to sealing and set manual pressure on high for 20 minutes.

Step 4: Quick release the pressure

Do a quick release when pressure time has finished.

Step 5: Remove the cornbread

Remove the lid and cornbread. Let it cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

3 slices of Instant Pot Cornbread on a white rectangle plate with another slice of cornbread. tomatoes, a pepper, and an instant pot in the background

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

There are so many ways that you can change up this recipe. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Add in cheese: Add 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, or Colby cheese to the cornbread batter for a cheesy twist.

Mix in some diced jalapenos: For a little bit of heat, add 1/4 cup of diced jalapeno peppers to the cornbread batter.

Make it sweet: Mix 1/4 cup of sugar into the cornbread batter for a sweeter cornbread.

Serving Suggestions

There are so many ways that you can enjoy this cornbread. Serve it plain or with any of these delicious toppings and sides.

3 slices of Instant Pot Cornbread on a white rectangle plate with another slice of cornbread, tomatoes and a green pepper in the background

Tips

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make the perfect cornbread.

  • Mix the ingredients until they are just combined. Overmixing will result in a tough cornbread.
  • Make sure to spray your pan with cooking spray. This will help to prevent the cornbread from sticking to the pan and making it difficult to remove.
  • For best results, use a 7-inch pan. This size will fit perfectly in the Instant Pot and will result in the perfect cornbread.
  • If you want to make a larger batch of cornbread, you can double the recipe and cook it in two 7-inch pans.
  • For best results, let the cornbread cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. This will help to prevent it from falling apart.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this Instant Pot Cornbread recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Cornbread is best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

How to reheat

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place cornbread on a baking sheet. Heat for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Can you freeze cornbread?

Yes, cornbread can be frozen. Let the cornbread cool completely and then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. It will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months.

3 slices of Instant Pot Cornbread on a white rectangle plate with another slice of cornbread and an instant pot in the background

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Instant Pot Cornbread Recipe

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Instant Pot Cornbread

Corinne Schmitt
Instant Pot Cornbread is a southern classic with a pressure cooker twist.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Quick Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 298 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • 7-inch cake pan
  • Instant Pot
  • Aluminum foil

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Mix together ingredients until smooth, being careful to not overmix.
  • Spray a 7-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray and pour batter into the pan and spread it out evenly. Cover tightly with foil.
  • Turn pressure valve to sealing and set manual pressure on high for 20 minutes.
  • Do a quick release when pressure time has finished.
  • Remove the pan from the Instant Pot and allow it to cool for five minutes before cutting.

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 6gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 759mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 319IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 176mgIron: 3mg
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