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Air Fryer Banana Bread

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Air fryer banana bread is quick and easy to make, and great for a healthy snack (or occasional breakfast). It only has 5 ingredients, and is completely vegan.

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Air fryer banana bread in loaf pan.
Perfect crusty banana bread.

This banana bread recipe is totally delicious, and very quick and easy to make. It only needs two bananas, so perfect for using up a couple leftover in the fruit bowl.

This is the air fryer version of my 5-ingredient vegan banana bread, with the ingredients reduced to fit a 7-inch loaf pan, which is the size I use in my air fryer. You might also like to try my recipe for air fryer banana muffins.

Baking in an air fryer is great when you are just making a small batch of something. You can convert most baking recipes to bake in an air fryer, check out my air fryer calculator if you have a recipe you want to convert, or check out this ultimate guide to baking in an air fryer for more details.

Scroll down for the printable card for this air fryer banana bread recipe, or read on for all the details.

Air fryer banana bread loaf sliced on a wooden board.
Air fryer banana bread.

Ingredients

All quantities given in recipe card below.

Bananas: You will need 2 medium-sized bananas. They are best when they’re very ripe as this makes them easier to mash smooth and sweetens the recipe so you need less sugar.

Sugar: I usually use soft brown sugar, but you can also use white granulated sugar. You need 1/4 cup.

Oil: light olive oil is great, but you can substitute any neutral flavored cooking oil.

Flour: use all purpose flour, bread flour will result in a chewy, gummy texture.

Baking soda: be sure to use baking soda, not baking powder. This helps the bread to rise making the loaf lighter in texture.

Optional: You can add up to half a cup of extras, like chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, or chopped dates.

Directions

Prep: Line a 7 inch loaf pan with baking paper.

Make batter: In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas using a fork (or a potato ricer). Add the flour, sugar, oil and baking soda. Mix until well combined. You want the mixture to be quite smooth, with no lumps of flour remaining.

Preheat the air fryer to 320°F/ 160°C.

Bake: Pour or spoon the mixture into the baking dish. Air fry banana bread 30 minutes, or until a cake tester (or skewer) inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Cool: Allow the loaf to cool in the tin for 5 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Air fryer banana bread recipe card

Air fryer banana bread in loaf pan.
Yield: 6 servings

Air Fryer Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

How to bake banana bread in an air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium bananas (very ripe)
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of cooking oil (olive oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil)
  • ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. Line a 7 inch loaf pan with baking paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mash bananas using a fork (or a potato ricer).
  3. Add the flour, sugar, oil and baking soda. Mix until well combined and smooth.
  4. Preheat the air fryer to 320°F/ 160°C.
  5. Pour or spoon the mixture into the baking pan.
  6. Air fry banana bread 30 minutes, or until a cake tester (or skewer) inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  7. Allow the loaf to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, and then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 160mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is an estimate and provided for informational purposes only.

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Jim Mackay

Friday 19th of November 2021

Replace the flour with gluten free plain flour on a one to one basis and you’ve got a better banana bread than you can buy! If your pan is a little bigger it is simple to go to a 3 banana version which needs about 3 minutes more cooking.

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