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Instant Pot Banana Bread

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Did you know that your Instant Pot can actually make bread? This Instant Pot Banana Bread recipe is the proof! All you need to do is grab your overripe bananas, a few other simple ingredients, and give it about 25 minutes to cook, and you’ll be enjoying a hot slice of banana bread, covered in butter, in no time at all!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Moist and Delicious: Instant Pot ensures a perfectly moist banana bread every time.
  • Easy and Quick: No oven is required, just mix, pour, and let the pot work.
  • Versatile Treat: Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a snack, with or without add-ins.
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Recipe Ingredients

  • All-purpose Flour: Is the foundation of the Instant Pot banana bread, providing structure and substance.
  • White Sugar: Sweetens the bread and helps to create a tender crumb.
  • Light Brown Sugar: Adds a deeper, molasses-like sweetness that complements the flavor of the bananas.
  • Baking Soda: This leavening agent ensures that your banana bread rises and becomes light and fluffy during cooking.
  • Salt: Enhances the flavors of the other ingredients and balances out the sweetness.
  • Eggs (lightly beaten): Contribute to the structure of the bread and help bind all the ingredients together.
  • Melted Butter (cooled slightly): Adds richness and moisture, making the bread tender and flavorful.
  • Milk: Moistens the batter and contributes to a softer crumb in the finished bread.
  • Vanilla Extract: Adds a warm, aromatic flavor that pairs wonderfully with bananas.
  • Mashed Bananas: Give the bread its characteristic flavor, sweetness, and moisture.
Ingredients for Instant Pot Banana Bread.

How to Make Instant Pot Banana Bread??

Step One: Mix Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, brown and white sugar, baking soda, and salt.

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Step Two: Mix Wet Ingredients

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla extract.

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Step Three: Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

In the large bowl with the dry ingredients, create a well in the center. Pour your wet ingredients into the center of the well. Mix well.

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Step Four: Add Mashed Bananas

Add your mashed bananas to the bread mixture. Mix well.

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Step Five: Prepare Instant Pot

Pour one cup of water into your Instant Pot. Place the trivet inside.

Step Six: Prepare Jars

Spray cooking spray inside each jar. Pour batter (banana bread mixture) evenly amongst 4 jars (I suggest using large mouth, pint-size jars).

Step Seven: Cook in Instant Pot

Place aluminum foil over each jar. Place each jar on the trivet. Close the Instant Pot, and close the vent. Cook on High Pressure for 20 minutes and allow it to release manually (should take about 15 minutes). When perfectly baked, the banana bread will have golden brown color.

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Step Eight: Cool

Remove the jars carefully from the instant pot using a towel or hot pad. Transfer to a cooling rack. Allow the bread to cool.

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Step Nine: Serve

Remove the aluminum foil and enjoy! You can eat straight from the jar with a spoon, or turn the jar upside down on a plate, slice, and serve with butter!

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Expert Tips

  • Ripe Bananas Make Magic: Choose bananas with lots of brown spots for the sweetest bread. More ripe banana also gives better texture to the bread.
  • Butter vs. Oil Battle: Use unsalted butter for a rich flavor, but oil makes it super moist.
  • If You Don’t Have Jars: You can make Instant Pot banana bread in a Bundt cake pan if you don’t have jars. Make sure the bundt pan fits inside your Instant Pot. Cover the top of prepared pan with foil to keep moisture out during cooking.

Optional

  • Chocolate Chips: Add 1 cup of chocolate chips into the batter before cooking to add a rich, gooey texture and a delightful chocolatey flavor.
  • Baking Powder: You can use baking powder as an optional addition to make the bread fluffier; add 1/2 teaspoon along with the baking soda for a lighter texture.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Store: The easiest way to store banana bread is to add it to an airtight container and store it in the fridge. This will keep it fresh and moist for several days.
  • Reheat: If you prefer to have your banana bread warm, you can just heat it up for a few seconds in the microwave when you’re ready to eat.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

  • Greek Yogurt: Fresh fruit layered with creamy yogurt adds a refreshing touch to your Instant Pot banana bread indulgence.
  • Coconut Whipped Cream: A tropical twist on the classic, ideal for topping warm banana bread slices.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream: A timeless choice, the cold creaminess pairs wonderfully with the warmth of freshly baked banana bread.

FAQ’S

Can You Freeze Banana Bread?

You sure can! I love making up an extra loaf and having it ready in the freezer. This is one of my favorite ways to meal prep. Just make certain to wrap it up tightly with Saran Wrap before adding to your freezer-safe back or container. This is just an extra layer of protection so it doesn’t get freezer burn.

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Instant Pot Banana Bread

Yield: 4-5
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Instant Pot Banana Bread is a tasty, moist cake with ripe bananas, easily cooked in an Instant Pot for a quick and enjoyable treat anytime.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup melted butter, cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup milks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed banana (about three bananas)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, brown and white sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla extract.
  3. In the large bowl with the dry ingredients, create a well in the center. Pour your wet ingredients into the center of the well. Mix well.
  4. Add your mashed bananas to the bread mixture. Mix well.
  5. Pour one cup of water into your Instant Pot. Place the trivet inside.
  6. Spray cooking spray inside each jar. Pour batter (banana bread mixture) evenly amongst 4 jars (I suggest using large mouth, pint-size jars).
  7. Place aluminum foil over each jar. Place each jar on the trivet. Close the Instant Pot, and close the vent. Cook on High Pressure for 20 minutes and allow it to release manually (should take about 15 minutes). When perfectly baked, the banana bread will have golden brown color.
  8. Remove the jars carefully from the instant pot using a towel or hot pad. Transfer to a cooling rack. Allow the bread to cool.
  9. Remove the aluminum foil and enjoy! You can eat straight from the jar with a spoon, or turn the jar upside down on a plate, slice, and serve with butter!

Notes

  • Ripe Bananas Make Magic: Choose bananas with lots of brown spots for the sweetest bread. More ripe banana also gives better texture to the bread.
  • Butter vs. Oil Battle: Use unsalted butter for a rich flavor, but oil makes it super moist.
  • If You Don’t Have Jars: You can make Instant Pot banana bread in a Bundt cake pan if you don’t have jars. Make sure the bundt pan fits inside your Instant Pot. Cover the top of prepared pan with foil to keep moisture out during cooking.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 720Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 817mgCarbohydrates: 111gFiber: 4gSugar: 61gProtein: 11g

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