Instant Pot pancake bites are the perfect pressure cooker breakfast. Use protein packed pancake mix, traditional or make gluten free pancakes in minutes!
These Instant Pot pancake bites are so fun! We made protein pancakes with blueberries as you can see here, traditional Instant Pot pancakes as well as gluten free pancakes when a friend came over. Once you have an Instant Pot egg mold the possibilities are endless I tell you! One of our favorite breakfast Instant Pot recipes.
We first began with making these pressure cooker egg bites that are similar to a crustless quiche and can be taken on the go for breakfast on busy mornings.
Now that we’ve made Instant Pot pancakes we are set for grab n go days!
This is what we used for our first batch, we will share other methods below as well but if you haven’t tried protein packed pancake mix it’s pretty good and great if you’re on a lower carb diet.
I added fresh blueberries to this batch because that is my favorite fruit and a great size for pancake bites I thought. I probably wouldn’t use frozen blueberries just because they’d sweat a bit in the cooking process and would make the pancake bites a bit wetter and may not cook thoroughly all the way through.
I’d imagine diced fresh, yellow, bananas would work well too though. That is our next add in.
For the protein pancake mix you use:
- 1 cup mix
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 c blueberries if you choose to add those
If you choose to use Bisquick for pancake mix you use:
- 1 cup mix
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 c blueberries – optional
Both will make 1 full batch of pressure cooker pancake bites which is 7 total, Bisquick makes about 9 but I tend to just use the rest to make 1 pancake in a pan after I cook eggs or whatever on the stovetop.
Like I said this Instant Pot egg mold works really well and does not require any non stick spray as it is made of silicone and allows you to literally POP the pancakes right out with no issue.
It does stay warm for a little while once you take it out but cools off rather quickly so you can push one out on to a plate and serve them.
- Refill them and make another round if you want more too.
If you have ever “baked” anything in your pressure cooker you do know that there is a bit of a different texture so don’t be alarmed if it is bit off from traditional pancakes. These are a great crazy morning breakfast option for us…and we hope you love them too.
Looks yummy right??!!
This is what you will need to make our easy Instant Pot pancake bites
- Instant Pot egg mold
- Pancake mix – this protein packed pancake mix works great, or you can use Bisquick as well
- You can use this gluten free pancake mix too to make Instant Pot gluten free pancakes
- Water or milk – depends on what pancake mix you use, follow directions on back of box
- Blueberries – optional add in but really good
- Brown sugar – optional but tasty add in
Difference between protein pancake mix and other mixes
- Protein packed is a bit more dense but has a ton of protein per pancake bite
- Traditional pancake mix will be a bit fluffier
- Gluten free pancake mix is a great option for those with a gluten intolerance / celiac disease for breakfast
Other Instant Pot breakfast recipes
- Instant Pot breakfast casserole
- Pressure cooker apple pie filling is yummy poured over the top of these, or dipped in it
- Instant Pot apple crisp is just to die for
Here is the entire printable pancake recipe for Instant Pot pancakes below to follow
Instant Pot Pancake Bites
- 1 c pancake mix protein mix shown above
- 1 c water
- 1/2 c blueberries optional
- 2 tbsp brown sugar optional
- Pour 1.5 c water into your Instant Pot, lower your trivet inside your pot.
- Mix your pancake mix together as directed on the box for approx 6 pancakes. Flapjacks directions on Kodiak cake requires 1 c mix + 1 c water, Bisquick requires 1 c mix + 1 c milk
- Pour batter into each hole inside your egg mold, 3/4 full.
- Cover egg mold with foil and lower into your pot on top of your trivet.
- Set to pressure high for 8 minutes.
- Allow to naturally release for 5 minutes, then release rest of steam.
- Carefully lift mold out, remove foil, allow to cool enough to handle mold.
- Flip egg mold over on to a plate and pop each pancake bite out of each hole.
- Dip into syrup and enjoy!
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