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Instant Pot Easy Banana Bread

Instant Pot Banana Bread is moist sweet and flavorful and easy to prepare in just 5 easy steps.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Matt Freund


  • 3 Over Ripe Bananas Mashed
  • 1/3 Cup Melted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar I Used Cane Sugar
  • 1 Egg Whisked
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/3 tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar to Sprinkle Top before baking.
  • 1 1/2 Cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water (For Instant Pot)


Step 1

  • Grease a 7 in Springform cake pan with some butter.
  • Use about 2 Tbsp. Of Sugar to sprinkle the greased pan. (Optional)

Step 2

  • In a bowl mash the bananas. I use a fork to mash.

Step 3

  • Mix in all other ingredients and mix by hand until it is all incorporated and looks like batter. Do not over mix. Some lumps is ok.
  • Use a rubber or silicone spatula to get all the batter into the springform pan.
  • Smooth out ingredients in pan with spatula to spread even.
  • Leave about 2 inches from top of pan.

Step 4

  • Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Place 1 1/2 cups water in Instant Pot
  • Place Trivet in Instant Pot
  • Place Springform Pan in Instant Pot
  • Put Lid on Instant Pot and Turn valve to SEAL

Step 5

  • Cook on High Pressure 70 to 75 Minutes.
  • Natural Pressure Release 20 Minutes.
  • Do Toothpick Test. (Make sure toothpick comes out clean)

Remove and Let Cool

  • Remove from Instant Pot
  • Let cool 15-20 Minutes.
  • Remove from Springform Pan

Oven Baked Banana Bread Instructions

  • The process for preparing this recipe in the oven is basically the same. Use a 9 inch loaf pan instead or you can use a 7 inch springform. Follow step 1 thru 3 exactly the same.
    Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
    Bake 45 to 55 minutes. Remember to do toothpick test to check for doneness.


Calories: 220kcal