Pumpkin Spice Cornbread in Instant Pot (or Oven)

Fall is my favorite season of the year.  The pleasant breeze, leaves changing color, salads giving way to soups, ice-creams making way for pies and cobblers! It’s also the beginning of Pumpkin season.  You can start seeing pumpkins of all shapes and sizes widely available everywhere.  I love cooking and baking with pumpkin and I am always looking for new ways to use pumpkin in sweet and savory dishes.  One thing I love doing around holidays is to create recipes that are quick to please and can be made ahead of time.  Seems like I’ve hit a home-run in my house with this recipe- Pumpkin Spice Cornbread!

Pumpkin Spice Cornbread in instant pot by Spice Cravings. Earthy & sweet cornbread mix meets creamy & moist homemade pumpkin puree- the result is a soft, moist, delicious Pumpkin Spice Cornbread. Instant pot recipe. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty Earthy and sweet cornbread mix meets creamy and moist homemade pumpkin puree– the result is a soft, moist and delicious Pumpkin Spice Cornbread.  This holiday season, I am jazzing up a tried and trusted store-bought cornbread mix from Trader Joe’s, that I have been using for years.  This cornbread will make a great addition to your table. Enjoy it as-is or make stuffing with it.  Pair it with honey butter or pumpkin butter and enjoy it with a cup of tea or coffee for a delicious and light snack.

Cooking Cornbread in an Instant Pot

In the video here, I have made this Pumpkin Spice Cornbread in my electric pressure cooker- The Instant Pot DUO.  It cooked in about the same time as the oven, was missing the crisp golden outer layer.  BUT, pressure cooking made this cornbread really really moist.  I like making mini loaves of cornbread using the disposable Mini Loaf Baking Pans.  I prefer the portion size of the slices- prevents me from over-indulging 🙂 Plus, makes for cute gifts for the holiday basket. From one 15 oz. box of cornbread mix, I can make four mini loaves. I typically half the mix and make two different flavors out of it.

You can use this recipe and make Pumpkin Spice Muffins too, it will be a great side for your breakfast or brunch table.  They are perfect for taking to office potlucks too.  The second flavor I made over the weekend was another huge success in my house- Cranberry Orange Cornbread.   If you want to stick to one flavor, simply double up the ingredients in this recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Cornbread in instant pot by Spice Cravings. Earthy & sweet cornbread mix meets creamy & moist homemade pumpkin puree- the result is a soft, moist, delicious Pumpkin Spice Cornbread. Instant pot recipe. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty These Pumpkin Spice Cornbread loaves can be made in the oven too. Simply mix everything as per the directions and bake in a preheated 350F oven for 12-14 minutes. The actual time will depend on your oven. At the 12 minute mark, check for doneness by inserting a toothpick, if it comes out clean, you’re good, else, pop-it back for another minute or two.

Pumpkin Spice Cornbread in Instant Pot (or Oven)

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Serves: Makes 4 mini loaves Cooking Time: 12 Minutes Manual, NPR or 12-14 minutes in oven at 350F

Ingredients

  • These ingredients are for half a box of Cornbread Mix (half of 15oz.), which makes two Mini Loaf Pans. If you wish to use the whole box (four loaves), simply double up the following ingredients:
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used whole milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice (add more for a stronger flavor)
  • 7.5 oz. Cornbread Mix (I use Trader Joe's mix)

Instructions

1

Melt butter in the microwave, about 20-30 seconds. Add egg, pumpkin puree, milk and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk together. Add cornbread mix and mix with a spatula.

2

Grease mini-baking loaf pans with any baking/cooking spray. Divide the better equally between two Mini Loaf Pans.

3

Pour 1 cup water in the Inner pot of your Instant Pot (I used the DUO 6 Qt). Place trivet. Place two loaf pans on top. If you're doubling up the recipe, you can stack two more on top as shown in the video.

4

Close lid. Set valve to Sealing. Press Manual for 12 minutes. Open lid after natural pressure release. Cool cornbread for 5 -10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy with honey butter!

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    Sally
    November 20, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Could you post the size of your mini-bread pans? I went to order some from Amazon and found there are various sizes of pans under their mini category. Thanks!

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      aneeshasg
      November 20, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Hi Sally, I use these ones: Mini Loaf Pans

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        Sally
        November 20, 2017 at 11:45 am

        Thank you for the reply! We love TJ’s cornbread mix so these variations will be a great.

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        Sally
        November 20, 2017 at 11:56 am

        That link took me to the standard 8.5 by 4.5 inch pans. Two of those won’t fit in the DUO80. I have a stack of 7.5 by 3.5 inch and 2 won’t fit side by side. It must be these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M5D29KG/ref=s9_acsd_hps_bw_c_x_4_w

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          aneeshasg
          November 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm

          Yes, that’s the size: 6″ X 3.5″ X 2″. I had set up the link for that size, don’t know why it directed you to the other one. Sorry for the confusion. Hope ti works out for you now.

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