Zucchini Bread – Instant Pot

Zucchini Bread – A dense, not-too-sweet tea bread packed with summer’s fresh squash!

I love zucchini and we make zucchini bread frequently in summer. This year I have barely used my oven for baking as most of the cakes come out so moist in the Instant Pot. Have made this zucchini bread a few times already but made it again this week to share the recipe and Instant Pot timings with you!

Here is my basic zucchini bread recipe but feel free to fancy it up with some of these options:

  • Add a teaspoon of lemon zest and 1 teaspoon of all-spice for a kick
  • Replace 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of brown sugar
  • Toss in 2 tablespoons of raisins or chocolate chips

You can make it in the 9-in-1 or the 7-in-1 Instant Pot. Recipe timings are for a 6-QT instant pot!

zucchini bread


Zucchini Bread - Instant Pot
Recipe type: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 8
A dense, not-too-sweet tea bread packed with summer's fresh zucchini.
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg, 1 egg white
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cup grated zucchini (1 large or 2 small zucchini)
  • ½ chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Grease and flour 7 inch cake pan. (I have 7” fat daddio’s aluminum pan with removable bottom)
  2. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot.
  3. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together.
  4. In a large bowl, beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar.
  5. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well.
  6. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined. Pour batter into prepared cake pan.
  7. Put a paper towel over the cake pan. Cover the pan with aluminum foil.
  8. Place the cake pan on the trivet. Carefully place the trivet in the Instant Pot
  9. Close Instant pot lid with pressure valve set to sealing.
  10. Cook on Manual(Hi) for 60 mins followed by Natural Pressure Release.
  11. Open Instant Pot, Dab any water from the aluminum foil and carefully remove the foil and paper towel from the cake pan. Allow the bread to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  12. Remove bread from pan, and Enjoy!


Handvo {Spicy Rice and lentils cake} – Oven & Instant pot Recipe

Handvo – A traditional gujarati savory cake made with rice, lentils and lots of vegetable like bottle gourd, fenugreek leaves and carrots. Spiced with fresh ginger and green chilies, tempered with mustard seeds, sesame seeds and dried red chillies. This wholesome dish can be enjoyed as a meal by itself or with a side of pickle or chutney.

Updated to include Instant Pot version of this recipe!

Handvo with tea



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Apple Cake

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