How To Make Banana Bread In Air Fryer


Today I’m going to show you how to make banana bread in an Air Fryer.What? You thought you had to sacrifice the flavour of your beloved banana bread just because you’re using an Air Fryer? That’s not true. In fact, the exact opposite is true! If a recipe calls for baking and you want to cook it in your Air Fryer, then no worries. Just follow the recipe but add some extra minutes of cooking time. Easy right? But if the recipe doesn’t specify for what temperature and for how long to bake it, then it’s safer if you use this hack. The bottom line is, this way your banana bread will come out perfectly golden and delicious!

Air Fryer Banana Bread

Air Fryer Banana Bread is easy to make & takes only 40 minutes. Loaded with nuts & delicious banana flavor, it’s a classic breakfast recipe, simplified.

Do you love banana bread? My kids love it so much that they purposely ignore the bananas we buy just so they will ripen to the point where we have to make bread with them.

But this time I decided to make this Air Fryer Banana Bread that is just perfect for two.

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Air Fryer Banana Bread

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What I really love about it is that I can feel a little less guilty about the foods we are eating because of the reduced oil used in the cooking process, thanks to the air fryer.

Air Fryer Banana Bread Recipe

Air Fryer Banana Bread recipe

I mean, really – banana bread, made in the air fryer. It is as easy as whisking the ingredients together, pouring it into the pan and letting the air fryer do the rest.

No waiting while pre-heating the oven and it keeps the house cool, which makes this great for the summer too.

Here are some commonly asked questions

Can I add other ingredients to this recipe?

Absolutely. We used walnuts in this one. But it is also great with chocolate chips, pecans, pistachios and even macadamia nuts

What air fryer do you use?

We actually have 3 air fryers. I have a smaller one from Phillips that we started with. I have since given that to my son since he’s only cooking for 1.

But the more I used the air fryer I realized I really wanted a digital screen. It wasn’t any more expensive, in fact- our XL air fryer from GoWISE was less expensive than the Phillips and I love its ease & extra functions.

Plus it comes with a lot of the extra accessories I like to use when cooking with my fryer.

But I when I started working on my second air fryer book, I wanted to change things up. I picked up this Chefman 6.3 Quart Digital Air Fryer+ Rotisserie, Dehydrator, Convection Oven. It has 8 Touch Screen Presets (Fry, Roast, Dehydrate & Bake, BPA-Free, Auto Shutoff) & Accessories Included. It is XL Family Size, which is great!

HOW DO YOU MAKE Air Fryer Banana Bread?

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  2. Place bananas in a medium bowl and mash until very smooth with a fork or potato masher.
  3. Whisk in sugar, oil, sour cream, vanilla, and egg, making sure all ingredients are completely smooth.
  4. Fold into dry ingredients until just combined. Don’t over-mix.
  5. Gently stir in walnuts if desired.
  6. Transfer the batter into a non-stick 6- 7” round baking pan and place the pan inside the air fryer basket.
  7. Bake at 310 degrees for 33 to 37 minutes, or until toothpick test in the middle of the bread is clean.
  8. Allow to cool in the baking pan on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes before removing.

Air Fryer Banana Bread

Crowd-pleasing warm banana bread with a nice layer of walnuts on top can be made in the air fryer. It only has to cook for 30 minutes and you will have tender and delicious banana bread ready in about 1 hour. Make this for breakfast, brunch, or a snack and everyone will be asking you to make it all the time.

Air Fryer Banana Bread


  • READY IN: 1hr
  • PREP TIME: 15min
  • COOK TIME: 30min


  • cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat air fryer to 310°F (155°C). Coat bottom and sides of a 6-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.
  3. Combine bananas, eggs, sugar, milk, oil, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl.
  4. Fold banana mixture into flour mixture just until batter is combined; pour into prepared cake pan. Sprinkle walnuts over batter.
  5. Place pan in air fryer basket and cook until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle, about 30 minutes.
  6. Transfer bread to a wire rack to cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan to serve. 

Mealthy Tip

Use gluten-free flour in place of the all-purpose flour and gluten-free vanilla extract in place of regular vanilla extract for a gluten-free version of this bread.Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 184 calories; 6g fat; 29.2g carbohydrates; 4g protein; 47mg cholesterol; 193mg sodium


Air Fryer Banana Nut Bread is so moist and soft, you almost forget you are making it in the air fryer. Except, the bread is done in a fraction of the time over traditional baking!

Two mini loaves of bread on a white square plate, with bananas and scattered walnuts.


This banana nut bread turned out even better than I had expected it would in the air fryer. The first time I made it, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Golden cooked banana bread in a cake pan in the air fryer basket.

I do have a bread loaf pan that will fit in my air fryer basket, but just barely, so going with a 7 inch cake pan, or two mini loaf pans, is easier. The bread is a beautiful golden and crispy brown, which is exactly how banana nut bread should be eaten.

I can honestly say it seems like half of my bananas over ripen before we can get to them. When I saw a few bananas turning slightly brown on the counter, I decided to try them in my banana bread recipe, but in the air fryer.

Uncooked loaves of bread in small loaf pans inside of an air fryer basket. One is red and the other is white.

The first time I made this bread, I didn’t fill the loaf pans with enough batter, because I wasn’t sure how they would rise in the air fryer. Now I know, they rise just like in the oven! And they crust on top perfectly.

Uncooked loaves of bread in small loaf pans inside of an air fryer basket. One is red and the other is white.


When you make this bread, you will want to make sure your bananas are over ripe. Begin by mashing the bananas. You want to make sure they are well mashed into the batter, otherwise, the center of the dough may not cook properly.

In a medium bowl, combine together the flour and baking powder. Set bowl aside. In another large mixing bowl, cream the sugars with the butter. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix together with the butter mixture.

Combine the butter and sugar mixture with the flour and baking powder. Beat together on slow to medium speed, until it form a batter. Add in the mashed bananas, and mix by hand, or on slow until they are evenly mixed into the batter.

Add the chopped nuts, stirring until evenly distributed throughout the batter.

Pour the batter into your bread pan, or cake pan. If you need to use mini pans, divide the batter and fill them about ¾ of the way full. If you are using a single loaf pan, the cooking time will need to be adjusted. The smaller pans allow the bread to cook faster.



If you put too much banana in your bread, it can make it heavy and damp in the center. I used three medium bananas, so if you have larger bananas, only use one or one and a half bananas.


You can peel them and place them in a sealed freezer bag to freeze and use later!

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