5 Holiday Instant Pot Desserts {6 Ingredients or Less}


The holidays are upon us and that means gathering with friends and family, sending out greeting cards in a timely manner, and baking homemade goodies to send out to all your closest neighbors, kids’ teachers, and mailmen. Oh, wait… this is a Hallmark Christmas movie, not real life! Let’s bring it back to real mom life where, yes the holidays are wonderful and a time to gather, but it’s also a time for trying to squeeze in more errands than usual, cleaning baseboards for that one family member that is sure to notice, and somehow always managing to make sweet memories with the littles.

One of the best parts of this busy time of year of course, is the food and more specifically the DESSERTS. We are all busy mamas and the hustle and bustle of life goes on despite it being the holidays.

Here are five instant pot recipes that are all six ingredients or less (yes you read that right!):

1. Apple Dump Cake

This apple dump cake is amazing because it’s super versatile.  You can easily make it gluten free by swapping the regular cake mix with a gluten free one! Want to spice it up? Use spice cake mix. Wanting to change it up? Use any kind of pie filling you wish: blueberry, cherry, pineapple, the options seem endless!


  • 1 Can 21 ounces apple fruit filling
  • 1 Package 15 ounces yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 Cup butter cut into thin slices

Apple Dump Cake

2. Nutella Bomb Bites- Gluten free!

This one is amazing for the most obvious reason of only needing two ingredients, but it also lends itself to be “extra”, if you will. You can sprinkle powdered sugar, or add some mini m&m’s or sprinkles to make them more festive.

  • ¾ cup Nutella

  • 4 eggs

Nutella Bomb Bites

3. Rice Krispie Treats

This is an oldie but a goodie and it can also be customized. You can add food coloring before and sprinkles or any of your favorite candies after to adorn this fan favorite. Also if you want to get even more creative, once set, cookie cutters can be used to cut out different shapes treats.

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 10 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies

Instant Pot Rice Krispy Treats

4. Pumpkin Pie – Keto!

This one has the most ingredients of them all, but honestly you need every one! This is all of the flavor minus the guilt (IF you have any, which you shouldn’t!)

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3/4 cup Powdered Swerve (or other Erythritol based sweetener)
  • 1 15-ounce can Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie

5. Monkey Bread

This recipe is amazing as a dessert or a decadent breakfast ready in minutes. Add some chopped pecans for an easy added flair. This recipe can also be made gluten free by substituting the canned biscuits for the gluten free version!

  • 3/4 cup salted butter melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 regular canned biscuits

Monkey Bread

What are some easy and yummy recipes you love?




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