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!
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.
Table of Contents
- Recipe Video
- Which bananas are the best?
- How to serve?
- What can I add?
- Can I replace the almond flour?
- Can I replace the almond milk?
- Can I replace the brown sugar?
- Do I have to use orange zest?
- Can I use apples instead?
- Can I make it vegan?
- How to get a crispy crust on the bread?
- How To Make
- More Bread Recipes
- Instant Pot Banana Bread
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:
* 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).
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.
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
- 1 ½ cup blanched almond flour
- ⅓ 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 🙂
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55 thoughts on “Instant Pot Banana Bread”
I just made this banana bread recipe and it was delicious, I substituted 1/2 cup almond flour and 1/2 cup coconut flour and 1/2 cup rice flour instead of 1 1/2 cups of pure almond flour . It was spectacular, can't believe this was made in instant pot, I also added a bit of vanilla extract.
This recipe sounds wonderful and I look forward to making it today! In step number 8 you mention a "trivet". Is this something that came with my instant pot? I want to be sure what I put in there is safe. Can you elaborate more as to what I should put in there for a trivet? Thanks
Yes. You can use the metal trivet that you got with your Instant Pot.
If u don't have a instant pot can u make the banana bread in a crock pot instead?
Yes, As long as it has pressure cooker function.
Hi, I'm new to the instapot. When you say "cook" you mean pressure cooker or some other function? TIA!!
Yes. Just press the "pressure cook" button.
Can I add nuts? So important to me...
Yes you can! Sounds like a great upgrade for this recipe 🙂
What size baking pan did you use for your insta pot I’m going to pick up the bananas tomorrow.
Use a pan that will fit in your instant pot.
Where in the recipe does it say to add the almond milk?
On step 3. I missed it for some reason. Thank you for letting me know :]
hello Corrie can this recipe be made with gluten free flour?
Of course you can use gluten-free all-purpose flour in this recipe according to your convenience.
The recipe is based on almond flour which is gluten-free...
Yes, that's true. But some people might have nut and gluten allergies, so they might want to use a gluten-free flour blend. Or maybe it's just what you happen to have on hand! Either will work.
Awesome I’m so glad you like it!
i think i will try this recipe as it tastes very delicious and plus it is helathy asyou only need to bake it.
Yes try it, you wont regret it, it’s so delicious 🙂
Can I use my insta-pot cake pans?
Can I use my cake pans for the bread in instant pot?
The instant pot is it easy to get a hold of never heard of it before