Somehow we never manage to eat all the bananas we buy before they get too ripe. No worries though. We just use the ripe bananas to make banana bread. In the past we have made a yummy Chocolate Banana Bread. I decided to try something different, and make banana bread in our Instant Pot. Why? I have heard that baking in the Instant Pot produces incredibly moist and delicious baked goods, and that was certainly the case with this Instant Pot Banana Bread. Try it and see for yourself.

This Instant Pot Banana Bread is incredibly moist and delicious. It is a great way to use overripe bananas. #bananabread #instantpot


Instant Pot Banana Bread

Mash bananas until you have 2 1/4 cups of mashed bananas. In my experience, this usually requires 5-6 bananas, depending on the size.

mashed bananas

Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and nutmeg in a large bowl.

In another bowl, cream together the butter and brown and white sugars. Then, add the cinnamon, eggs and mashed bananas, stirring until well blended.

banana bread batter

Add the banana mixture into the bowl with the flour and stir. Be sure not to over stir. Just mix gently until the ingredients are combined.

banana bread batter

Pour batter into a pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. I used a Corningware Round pan that fit into my Instant Pot. You can also buy Instant Pot specific loaf pans like this one that fit perfectly into the pot. Since these pans will be smaller than a traditional loaf pan, you will have enough batter to make more than one bread if you go this route.



banana bread batter in a pan

Insert a trivet and 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot.

trivet in an instant pot

Cover your pan with foil then create a foil handle for the pan. To do so, take a long length of foil and fold it so it is 2-3 inches wide. You will be placing this under your pan so the handles stick up and you can remove your pan from the Instant Pot.

baking in an instant pot

 Seal the lid and set timer to 50 minutes on manual. After 50 minutes, do a quick release on the pot.



instant pot banana bread

Using the foil handles, remove the pan from the Instant Pot. Allow the pan to cool on a baking rack for a few minutes.

instant pot banana bread with bananas in the background instant pot banana bread

Remove the banana bread from the pan, and allow it to cool further on the baking rack.

banana bread recipe

This Instant Pot banana bread recipe produces a dense loaf of bread. It is moist, dense and filling.



sliced banana bread

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Instant Pot Banana Bread

This Instant Pot Banana Bread is incredibly moist and delicious. It is a great way to use overripe bananas.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, instant pot
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 227 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups mashed overripe bananas
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Mash bananas until you have 2 1/4 cups of mashed bananas. 

  2. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl, cream together the butter and brown and white sugars. Then, add the cinnamon, eggs and mashed bananas, stirring until well blended.
  4. Add the banana mixture into the bowl with the flour and stir. Be sure not to over stir. 

  5. Pour batter into a pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Insert a trivet and 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot.
  7. Cover your pan with foil then create a foil handle for the pan. You will be placing this under your pan so the handles stick up and you can remove your pan from the Instant Pot.

  8. Seal the lid and set timer to 50 minutes on manual. After 50 minutes, do a quick release on the pot.
  9. Using the foil handles, remove the pan from the Instant Pot. Allow the pan to cool on a baking rack for a few minutes, then remove the banana bread from the pan and allow it to cool further on the baking rack.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 233mg10%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.

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