10 Keto Instant Pot Desserts You Can Make In a Snap
By: Amanda Suazo
No need to heat your whole oven: Keto Instant Pot desserts use the power of pressure cooking to create moist cakes, custards, and puddings in record time. Plus, every recipe packs healthy fats and protein into your meal.
Instant Pot desserts taste better than you might expect. While ovens cook with high temperatures that can damage fat and proteins or dry out your dessert, the Instant Pot never exceeds 300 degrees and uses steam to cook food quickly. Translation: More nutrients stay in your treats, and recipes set perfectly without monitoring the pot.
Make perfect cakes, custards, pies, and more with these easy (and keto-friendly) recipes for Instant Pot desserts:
Custard and pudding Instant Pot desserts
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This Instant Pot dessert gets creamy, dreamy flavor from real cocoa and vanilla, while grass-fed gelatin adds a signature wobbly texture. To make this recipe both keto and Bulletproof, use full-fat canned coconut milk as your dairy and swap honey with liquid stevia or monk fruit drops to taste.
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This treat is worth making all year round: Since it uses canned pumpkin and skips the crust, it tastes more like pudding than a pie. Top with a whipped marshmallow fluff for a 5-carb Instant Pot dessert that makes any meal more festive. Stay Bulletproof and use non-GMO erythritol to sweeten, plus full-fat canned coconut milk as your dairy choice.
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No cream, no problem. This silky dessert is bursting with citrus and vanilla flavors, and uses full-fat coconut milk as a base. While it uses gelatin to create a custardy texture, it also contains gut-friendly collagen protein to make your Instant Pot dessert extra nourishing. Stay more Bulletproof and swap the orange juice and zest with a tangerine or two.
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Forget fussing over crust! This Instant Pot dessert still delivers the creamy, spiced pumpkin filling you crave for only 6 net carbs. Cooking this dessert in your pressure cooker allows it to develop a smooth and silky texture — but to keep it more Bulletproof, use full-fat canned coconut milk and coconut cream as your dairy sources.
Cake and pie Instant Pot desserts
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With melty chocolate and real vanilla mixed into an almond flour batter, this Instant Pot dessert rivals anything you can bake in your oven. Plus, you can prep this recipe in only 10 minutes. To stay more Bulletproof, use chocolate chips with at least 85% cacao, grass-fed butter or coconut oil as your fat, and trade coconut sugar for non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol.
For a single-serve treat that satisfies your chocolate cravings, make this Instant Pot dessert. A batter made with stevia-sweetened chocolate and butter cooks gently in your pressure cooker, so the centers of these cakes stay deliciously fudgy. To keep this 8-carb dessert Bulletproof, simply use grass-fed butter.
This Instant Pot dessert tastes so good, even non-keto guests will love it. Simple ingredients like almond flour, shredded coconut, and apple pie spice create a moist and tender cake with only 3 net carbs. To stay more Bulletproof, use fresh, high-quality spices and grass-fed butter, plus swap heavy cream with full-fat canned coconut milk.
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If you must have crust on your pumpkin pie, try it on this keto Instant Pot dessert. A buttery almond flour layer gets topped with a creamy spiced pumpkin filling, then cooks in your pressure cooker so you can focus your holiday energy elsewhere. To keep this one more Bulletproof, use grass-fed butter (or grass-fed ghee), full-fat canned coconut milk, and the sugar-free swaps where suggested. (Plus, avoid cooking with flavor extracts too often.)
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Pudding or cake? You decide with this Instant Pot dessert. Like magic, this cake creates a cakey top layer with a gooey fudge sauce underneath — all for 6 net carbs per serving. Keep this one more Bulletproof with grass-fed butter and non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol to sweeten.
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Using the cake setting on your Instant Pot, this dessert recipe creates a buttery cake infused with warm spices like cloves and ginger. Each satisfying slice runs you 2 net carbs — but to stay more Bulletproof, use Ceylon cinnamon, grass-fed butter, and raw nuts.
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