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Instant Pot Banana Bread Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

This Instant Pot banana bread is my go-to comfort food. It's moist, delicious, and super easy to whip up. The aroma of ripe bananas and vanilla fills my kitchen, making it feel like home.

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Baking bread, especially a sweet, tender one like this banana bread, always brings a sense of comfort. Pouring over the harmonious blend of ingredients, feeling the thrill as the aroma wafts through the house - it's what I live for! Get ready, because this recipe will take you on a flavor journey that ends in a slice of pure bliss. Trust me, once you've tried this Instant Pot Banana Bread, you'll never look back. Let's dive in, shall we?

Ingredients for Delicious Banana Bread in the Instant Pot

  • All-purpose flour: Essential for structure and texture, provides the base for the banana bread to rise and hold together.
  • Baking powder: Acts as a leavening agent to help the banana bread rise and become light and fluffy.
  • Baking soda: Helps the banana bread rise and adds tenderness by reacting with the acidic ingredients.
  • Bananas: Adds natural sweetness, moisture, and flavor to the banana bread, making it moist and delicious.
  • Sugar: Sweetens the banana bread and helps with browning and caramelization during baking.
  • Vegetable oil: Adds moisture to the banana bread, keeping it tender and preventing it from drying out.
  • Eggs: Bind the ingredients together, add structure, and help the banana bread rise during baking.
  • Vanilla extract: Enhances the flavor of the banana bread, adding a warm and aromatic note to the final product.

Essential Tools for Making Instant Pot Banana Bread

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the banana bread, ensuring a moist and perfectly cooked loaf.
  • Mixing bowl: Used to combine and mix the dry and wet ingredients thoroughly for a well-blended batter.
  • Trivet: Elevates the pan above the water in the Instant Pot, allowing steam to circulate evenly for cooking.

Serves: 8 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, mix mashed bananas, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  3. Combine wet and dry ingredients until just mixed.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased pan that fits in the Instant Pot.
  5. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot, place the trivet inside, and lower the pan onto the trivet.
  6. Close the lid, set to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 50 minutes.
  7. Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing any remaining pressure.
  8. Carefully remove the pan from the Instant Pot and let the banana bread cool before slicing and serving.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 280 kcal | Carbohydrates: 38 g | Protein: 3 g | Total Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 40 mg | Sodium: 220 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 18 g | Calcium: 20 mg | Potassium: 220 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 50 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Tips for Making and Storing Instant Pot Banana Bread Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the banana bread batter as directed.
  • Cover the pan with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the banana bread to cool completely.
  • Wrap the bread tightly in plastic wrap and place in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Banana bread is a great way to use up overripe bananas, and the riper the bananas, the sweeter and more flavorful your bread will be.

Common Questions About Making Banana Bread in the Instant Pot

What ingredients are needed to make this recipe?
The ingredients needed are flour, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and bananas.
How long does it take to make this recipe?
It takes about 30 minutes to prepare and 50 minutes to cook.
What equipment is needed to make this recipe?
You will need an instant pot, a mixing bowl, and a pan that fits in the instant pot.
What is the serving size of this recipe?
This recipe serves 8 people.
Can I make any substitutions to this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute the vegetable oil for butter or margarine. You can also use gluten-free flour if you have a gluten intolerance.

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