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Fluffy Instant Pot Blueberry Muffins

Instant Pot blueberry muffins are the perfect bite size breakfast that’s quick & kids love! If you’re looking for a pressure cooker breakfast we’ve got one using boxed muffin mix and a silicone egg mold!


We made muffins in a pressure cooker the other morning and they were so delicious!! If you’d like to make Instant Pot blueberry muffins too we will show you how easy they are. Perfect for busy on the go morning when you need to grab something to eat and go! It’s one of our favorite breakfast Instant Pot recipes. (affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Blueberry Muffins

I grew up on blueberry muffins for breakfast. But my mom never had a way to bake them other than in the oven using little muffin cups. I mean that was just the way it was. They never imagined you would essentially steam under high pressure a baked good, neither did I but now it is a reality.

You don’t have to own an IP to make this. They make a killer Ninja foodi recipe, you can make in a Mealthy pot or a Crockpot Express too. As long as it is electric and has a high pressure function you are in luck. OH yeah and I will show you the egg mold that works as a cute muffin pan.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

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How to Make Muffins in the Instant Pot

If you have never baked in this pot you are in for a treat. Not only does it not heat up your entire house during the hot months but it’s done pretty quickly. With that said I will say that the texture is different. Not a bad change but a little more dense than the traditional method.

  • Seriously this has never been easier. You don’t have to heat up your oven or house to make them now.
  • It is a fun thing to do in the morning with your kids for sure.
  • We used this boxed mix you see here below and it worked really well.

There are several brands out there for boxed mixes but this is our favorite. If you swear by from scratch then by all means use that, shouldn’t be any different in timing.

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Over the years I have experimented further and you can add and stack two egg molds one on top of the other on your trivet. That way you can make twice as many at the same time, timing doesn’t change at all. I like to cover with foil just so the tops don’t get moisture on the top and get wet.

  1. Use this blueberry muffin mix – I like muffin mix that comes with actual blueberries in a can, not dried out that have to be rehydrated. Some places offer a gluten free variety too.
  2. You will need an egg mold – There are lots of other Instant Pot egg mold recipes too we will share below. You’ll be able to use this a ton
  3. Non stick cooking spray
  4. 1 1/2 cups of water
  5. Large bowl

How do you use a silicone egg bites mold?

It is quite easy. You will want to make sure each hole is sprayed so they will slide out when baked. Having an actual tablespoon measuring spoon is helpful. Only about 2 heaping tbsp. of mix fits perfectly in each egg mold hole, or 2/3 of the way full. You get exactly 2 batches out of one box of mix prepared.

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Instant Pot Blueberry Muffins

If you go with my suggestion and use the blueberry muffin mix I mentioned above, it has a can of blueberries instead of dried fruit. I’d suggest mixing all the other necessary ingredients and folding in the blueberries at the very end. This prevents them from being totally broken apart and you’ll get a better result.

  • Do not overfill the egg bites mold holes in your pressure cooker
    • Fill 3/4 full which is about 2 heaping tbsp. full
    • Use a tbsp. measuring spoon to fill the holes to avoid a whopping mess

After your 10 minute cooking time you need to follow these tips:

Should you cover egg bites mold with foil?

Yes, that is an important step for a few reasons. One is that they are essentially steaming with the hot water underneath so that helps this process. More importantly it keeps the condensation away from the top. If you forget to cover them the tops will be really wet, sticky, and the texture won’t be pleasant.

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Tips for Baking muffins in the Instant Pot

Just like with our Pressure cooker egg bites you just don’t want to overfill them. The muffins will rise but there’s foil over the top so they’ll ooze and spread out over the mold and just not work.

Allow pot to do a natural pressure release for 5 minutes before releasing the rest of the steam. NOT doing a quick release will make the muffins fluffier as they cool down gently. Natural release means don’t touch the steam valve until the screen says :05

Take the foil off immediately after removing your egg mold from the pot. This will prevent your muffins, or Instant Pot pancake bites from becoming wet on the top. If not the condensation will begin to drip off the foil on to your muffins

  • Remove your blueberry muffins as soon as possible from the egg mold
    • If you leave them in they will continue to cook and become a bit wet on the bottom
    • I pop each one out on to a paper towel to cool off
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What do you need to bake in a pressure cooker?

You can add muffin mix to a silicone egg mold, use silicone muffin cups or you can find Instant Pot baking accessories on Amazon. We have had luck with their 7″ bundt pan or using a springform pan to make brownies!

Here’s what your Instant Pot muffins will look like immediately after removing the foil. When you pop them out and flip them over they’ll be round and pretty. They really do come out fluffy and quite similar to baking them in the oven. They just won’t be brown on the top.

I haven’t tried this with any other quick bread mixes or with our pancake mix muffins but I assume it would work just the same using the timing I’ve explained.

We love pressure cooker churro bites or you could call them donuts if you’d rather. If your kids love mini muffins like those called Little Bites in those small bags they will love these….and they’re much better than the packaged variety.

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Another of our easy brunch menu ideas you can make for the holidays or when people come over. Crockpot Express blueberry muffins instructions or Ninja Foodi blueberry muffins. I haven’t yet made them with homemade batter like our blueberry bran muffins.

You could try that but I’m all about quick so using a quick bread is perfect for what I was looking for here. Let me know if you use another mix and you’d recommend it…we’ll give that a whirl too!

  • Follow instructions below
  • Press the manual pressure button, then 10 minutes
    • If you don’t have manual pressure button, press pressure adjust then toggle to high and set for 10 minutes
  • On the Foodi use pressure cook function and lid that isn’t attached.

Below we have offered a printable version of this recipe so you can keep it handy if you want. Of course we love “seeing you” so don’t hesitate to just come back instead when you’re ready to make these again.

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Instant Pot Blueberry Muffins

Instant Pot blueberry muffins are the perfect bite size breakfast that’s quick & kids love! If you’re looking for a pressure cooker breakfast we’ve got it!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry muffins, breakfast, egg mold, instant pot, muffins, pressure cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 251kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Make blueberry muffin mix as directed on the back of the box.
  • Spoon about 2 heaping tbsp. of mix into each egg mold hole (about 3/4 full).
  • Cover egg mold with foil.
  • Pour 1.5 c of water into your Instant Pot and lower down a trivet.
  • Put egg mold on to trivet. close lid and steam valve.
  • Set to high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Allow to naturally release for 5 minutes, then release rest of steam.
  • Lift out egg mold and remove foil.
  • Gently push on the bottom of each hole to pop out each muffin and put on a paper towel or plate (leaving them in the mold will make them a bit moist on the outside and they will continue to cook too.
  • This recipe will make 2 batches using your egg mold.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Blueberry Muffins
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 492mg21%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Friday 13th of September 2019

I used Krustez Wild Blueberry Muffin Mix and replaced the Vegetable Oil with 1 of the little cups of Unsweetened Applesauce. Lowers the calories and they are super moist and yummy !

The Typical Mom

Friday 13th of September 2019

Great twist!!


Monday 12th of August 2019

I followed your recipe for Blueberry muffins. As you said, they did not turn out brown, Is there a way to brown them after they finish cooking?


Monday 12th of August 2019

Put in a baking sheet under broiler or if you have a CrispLid you can turn that in for 2 min or so at 375 degrees


Monday 12th of August 2019

If I wanted to sprinkle the muffins with a little sugar---when do you think I should do it--In the bottom of the egg mold before adding the batter?


Thursday 13th of June 2019

What are you considering a serving size for the 251 calories?

The Typical Mom

Friday 14th of June 2019

In nutrition, 2 oz of batter


Monday 25th of February 2019

do you ever STACK so you cook 2 at once?

The Typical Mom

Monday 25th of February 2019

I haven't for this yet, I have for my IP churro bites though and it works fine so I think there shouldn't be an issue.

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