Pressure Cooker Chocolate Brownies

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Rated 3.5 based on 10 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Chocolate Brownies
Pressure Cooker Chocolate Brownies


  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt


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  1. Pour water into your pressure cooker. Lay steamer rack into the cooker. Line a steamer basket with parchment paper.
  2. Beat eggs and sugar together in a bowl until smooth; add olive oil, flour, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, walnuts, milk, salt baking powder, and sea salt and mix into a thick batter.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared steamer basket and smooth into an even layer.
  4. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
  5. Select Cake and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Once the cooking cycle has completed, set steam vent to Venting to quick-release pressure.
  7. Remove lid and let brownie cool for 10 minutes before cutting to serve.
Mealthy Tip

Have you ever wondered why you put a pinch of salt in dessert recipes? Since salt is a flavor enhancer, a pinch of salt triggers sensors on your taste buds to make your dessert taste even sweeter!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 303 calories; 19g fat; 29.8g carbohydrates; 6g protein; 62mg cholesterol; 91mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 174
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 30%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.9g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.9g
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 29.8g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars 18.7g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


3.5out of 5 Stars

(10 Reviews)

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Laura Griffin says:

I'm addicted to these chocolate brownies. They were so simple to make in the pressure cooker and they turned out perfect. This is such a basic recipe that all pressure cooker owners should have in the kitchen repertoire. These are great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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Greg Jones says:

I love this recipe like a fat kid loves cake! These brownies were delicious, moist, and chewy. I don't know that I will make brownies any other way. Much easier than oven baking them.

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Cindy McKean-Logan says:

Hi, These sound amazing! I don't have a steamer basket, is there something else I can use instead?

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Jazzy Brewer says:

These were really moist. Doesn’t make a huge batch, but good enough when you’re craving something sweet. I also added in some peanut butter, swirled in the batter.

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Erin Hudson says:

I made my famous sweet potato and fudge brownies, and they were so delicious. Next time I may add a cherry topping.

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Patricia H says:

I’ve made the recipe twice so I must like them well enough. It’s just different that the brownies are so small and mine don’t rise very high. I cut them in teeny squares which looks odd. The recipe produces a very small quantity. I did have to get used to the steamed consistency as opposed to brownies baked in the oven also.

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Heath Holley says:

I don’t mean to be a wet blanket here but, these are disgusting. The consistency is so strange; they just have a rubbery consistency. 👎🏻

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Brandie Dubay says:

Consistency was very strange. My kids enjoyed them, but they eat pretty much anything. Probably won’t ever make again.

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Vergaline Stansberry says:

Quick and easy, but not my favorites. I can't get with the texture. Guess I'm just used to more "cake" like brownies. Don't think I'll make them again.

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Zors Dee says:

Yuck! Disgusting!!! I don’t think I’ve ever tasted anything so gross in my life.