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Instant Pot Homemade Banana Bread Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This banana bread recipe is my go-to comfort food. It's super easy, made in an instant pot, and the result is a moist, delicious treat that my whole family loves.

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Banana bread's my go-to comfort food. Sweet, moist, and deliciously homemade, it's perfect anytime. Ever tried making it in an Instant Pot? Believe me, it's easy and full of flavor. It's the simple, no-fuss recipe your taste buds will thank you for. Let's give it a whirl!

Ingredients for Delicious Homemade Banana Bread

  • Bananas: Sweetness and moisture, mashed bananas add flavor and texture to the banana bread, making it moist and delicious.
  • Butter: Provides richness and moisture, melted butter adds a buttery flavor and tender crumb to the banana bread.
  • Sugar: Sweetens the bread, sugar adds sweetness and helps with browning and caramelization during baking.
  • Vanilla extract: Enhances flavor, vanilla extract adds a warm and aromatic flavor to the banana bread.
  • Egg: Binds ingredients together, the egg helps to hold the banana bread batter together and adds structure.
  • Baking soda: Helps with rising, baking soda reacts with the acid in the bananas to help the bread rise.
  • All-purpose flour: Provides structure, flour gives the banana bread its structure and helps to hold everything together.

Essential Tools for Making Banana Bread in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking process by using high pressure to bake banana bread efficiently.
  • Mixing bowl: Essential for combining and mixing ingredients like bananas, butter, sugar, and flour for the batter.
  • Pan: Needed to hold the banana bread batter in the Instant Pot for baking.

Serves: 8 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions:

  1. Mash bananas in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add melted butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and egg. Mix well.
  3. Add baking soda, salt, and flour. Mix until just combined.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased pan that fits in the Instant Pot.
  5. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot and place the trivet inside.
  6. Carefully lower the pan onto the trivet.
  7. Close the Instant Pot lid, set to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 50 minutes.
  8. Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing.
  9. Carefully remove the pan from the Instant Pot and let the banana bread cool before slicing.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 240 kcal | Carbohydrates: 37 g | Protein: 3 g | Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 40 mg | Sodium: 220 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 18 g | Calcium: 20 mg | Potassium: 200 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Tips for Making and Storing Banana Bread Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the banana bread batter as instructed.
  • Pour the batter into a greased pan and cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for up to 24 hours before baking.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cool the banana bread completely after baking.
  • Wrap the bread tightly in plastic wrap and then in foil.
  • Place in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Did you know that adding a sprinkle of cinnamon to this banana bread recipe can enhance the flavor and add a warm, cozy touch to each bite? It's a simple trick that can take your homemade banana bread to the next level!

Common Questions About Making Banana Bread in the Instant Pot

FAQ:
Can I use frozen bananas for this recipe?
Yes, you can use frozen bananas. Make sure to thaw and drain them before mashing.
Can I substitute the butter with oil?
Yes, you can substitute melted butter with an equal amount of oil for a slightly different texture.
How should I store the leftover banana bread?
Store the leftover banana bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for longer freshness.
Can I add nuts or chocolate chips to the banana bread?
Yes, feel free to add nuts, chocolate chips, or any other mix-ins to customize your banana bread.
Can I double the recipe in the instant pot?
It's best to make one batch at a time to ensure even cooking.

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