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Instant Pot® Cornbread

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Making cornbread in the Instant Pot® ensures that you have a moist, tender cornbread every time. No more worrying that it will turn out dry and also no need to turn on the whole oven just to make one small loaf. This recipe will complete any southern style meal and is delicious as a side dish with dinner or also as a tasty breakfast treat….or really any time of day!

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Instant Pot® Cornbread

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Servings 6
Calories 295 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Measuring Cup
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Trivet
  • 7 inch Cake Pan
  • Large Mixing Bowl


  • 6 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • 1 cup Yellow Cornmeal
  • 0.75 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 0.5 tsp Baking Soda
  • 0.5 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 1.5 cups Buttermilk, warmed


  • Whisk together all of the dry ingredients in the large mixing bowl.
  • Add the eggs and melted butter and mix until a smooth batter forms. Add the buttermilk and stir again until smooth.
  • Grease the cake pan with butter and then pour the cornbread batter into the pan. Cover well with foil.
  • Place the Instant Pot® trivet inside the bottom of the Instant Pot® bowl and add 2 cups of water to the bowl as well. Place the wrapped cake pan on top of the trivet.
  • Cover the Instant Pot® and make sure the steamer valve is set to ‘seal’. Press the ‘manual’ button and set the timer for 50 minutes on high pressure. When the time is complete, let the Instant Pot® naturally release the pressure by just leaving it on the counter to sit! This should take about 10 more minutes before you can easily open the pot! Open the lid and remove the foil from the cake pan. Let cool and then remove the cornbread from the pan. Slice and serve!

Tender and moist right?! So good and sooooo easy! Before you make this great cornbread, let us know if you have any questions- just write them in the comments below and we will answer!


About Amanda

My name is Amanda and I am a professional pastry chef. I have over 16 years of culinary experience and a bachelors degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. I currently live right outside New York City with my husband and two daughters who are my official taste testers and kitchen helpers. Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream are my weakness and, because I have two young kids, I need coffee every day. I love sharing my cooking passion and hope that you find some culinary inspiration here!

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