Instant Pot Banana Bread

Instant Pot Banana Bread

Is it a dessert? Is it bread? No... It's Instant Pot banana bread!

This Instant Pot bread is the perfect breakfast to kick off your day with plenty of energy!

Banana bread slices with on white table a large chunk of cooked banana

Just try a slice of this quick banana bread with your morning coffee and you’ll soon get addicted.

Baking is always a long process, but with the help of your Instant Pot, it becomes accessible and feasible even during a busy week.

This banana bread is something you must try. It is made with delicious bananas, almond flour, and brown sugar. It is very moist, soft, and it is quite similar to Instant Pot Cheesecake. The bread is full of flavor and the orange zest gives a nice touch that breaks up all the sweetness and balances the aroma.

Once you prepare the bread and cook it in your Instant Pot allow it to cool completely before removing it from the baking pan. Once cooled the bread is ready for slicing and serving.

Recipe Video

Which bananas are the best?

For this recipe you should use ripe bananas for the best result.

How to serve?

*Simply as is.

*With Instant Pot Yogurt for a complete breakfast

*With butter and maple syrup.

*With walnuts or pieces of chocolate.

*With any of these spreads:

Instant Pot Strawberry Jam

Instant Pot Apple Butter

Instant Pot Dulce de Leche

Instant Pot Orange Jam

* Looking for more ideas? Check out What to Serve With Banana Bread for 20 delicious side dishes.

What can I add?

If you want to upgrade this recipe, feel free to add any of these mix-ins to the banana bread batter. Add it to the second bowl (step 3).

Chocolate chips

Chopped nuts

Vanilla extract

Can I replace the almond flour?

Yes! For this Instant Pot banana bread recipe you can use any flour, plain all-purpose flour or GF flour mixes.

If you are using plain flour go with 1 ¼ cup of flour.

Can I replace the almond milk?

Yes! Feel free to use water or cow milk or soy milk.

Can I replace the brown sugar?

Yes! Feel free to use plain white sugar, coconut sugar or and kind you like.

Do I have to use orange zest?

No. But it will improve the taste for sure.

Can I use apples instead?

Sure, but than you will get Instant Pot apple bread.

Can I make it vegan?

Yes! Instead of the butter use margarine or vegan butter (same amount).

The rest of the ingredients and cooking time stay the same.

Can I use oil instead of butter?

Yes you can. Feel free to check this Banana Bread without Butter recipe for step-by-step and video guide.

How to get a crispy crust on the bread?

If you want some extra crispiness you can toast the bread for 3 minutes on 400-450°F.

For this mission you can use Mealthy CrispLid, Instant Pot Duo Crisp, Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid or simply the oven.

This step is optional and your banana bread would still be scrumptious if you skip this part.

How To Make

Gather your ingredients:

Beat butter and brown sugar until creamy:

Add two mashed bananas and stir until smooth:

On a separate bowl, mix almond milk, flour, baking powder, orange zest, cinnamon and salt.

Transfer the mix to the first bowl and stir well:

Transfer into a greased pan and top with banana half. Cover with foil and place in the Instant Pot.

Cook for 45 minutes. When cooking cycle is complete, perform a quick pressure release and open the lid.

Take out the pan and let the bread cool down a bit.

Cut into slices and serve.

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Instant Pot Banana Bread

Perfect for breakfast, snack, or dessert, this Instant Pot banana bread is sure to become a favorite in your household.
4.71 from 89 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond flour, banana, Banana Bread, egg
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 1 ½ cup blanched almond flour
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup almond milk or regular milk
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 ½ ripe bananas mashed( mash just two, the banana half is for decorating and should be halved by length)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup water for the Instant Pot


  • In a bowl, mix butter and sugar.
  • Add mashed banana and stir to combine.
  • In another bowl, mix almond flour, milk, baking powder, cinnamon, orange zest, and salt.
  • Add this mix to the first bowl and stir well until smooth.
  • Grease a pan that fits your Instant Pot with some melted butter, and pour the batter.
  • Place half a banana on top.
  • Cover the pan with foil.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot.
  • Place a trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot and place the pan on the trivet.
  • Close the lid and cook at high pressure for 45 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid and take out the pan.
  • Let your loaf cool before removing it from the pan.
  • Cut into slices and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 320kcal Carbohydrates: 30g Protein: 7g Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 6g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 171mg Potassium: 196mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 19g Vitamin A: 270IU Vitamin C: 5mg Calcium: 141mg Iron: 1mg


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56 thoughts on “Instant Pot Banana Bread

  1. 5 stars
    Excellent flavor... not overly dry in the middle but cooked. Used my Mealthy Crisplid for 5mins. Top didn't brown but that's ok with us. Will make again.

  2. Hi Corrie, my instant pot did not include a trivit. Can you pls guide me as to where I can buy a silicone one online, as the inside of the pot is a non stick finish and I don't want to scratch it.
    Thanks in advance.

  3. I followed the recipe but I used the powdery brown sugar that you pack in, I didn’t know there was granulated brown sugar. It came out dense and a little sticky/chewy. Is it because of the “wrong” sugar or do you have any suggestions?

  4. From a newbie guy cook: I followed this recipe to the letter and it came out very dense & rubbery, ended up in the garbage & I'm left with a bunch of dirty dishes and no banana bread. Searched other recipes & found that the mix should ge stirred minimally or surprise- it turns out dense and rubbery. Most also suggest covering the pan with foil to cut down moisture.

    1. I'm sorry the recipe didn't turn out the way you'd hoped. Stirring minimally is a great tip to avoid a dense bread!

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