Air Fryer Banana Bread

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Have you made air fryer banana bread yet? This banana bread air fryer recipe is easy prep, it cooks perfectly in the air fryer basket and without the need to buy a mini loaf tin.

If you are looking for a way to use up those brown bananas, and have a few other pantry staples, then it’s a great way to have a clear out and then have delicious banana bread to enjoy for the next few days.

This air fryer banana bread recipe was originally shared with you back in 2016 and we have updated it for you today with an updated recipe, new recipe tips and brand new photos.

Air Fryer Banana Bread
Air Fryer Banana Bread

Banana Bread In Air Fryer

There is that banana bread joke isn’t there? That you buy loads of bananas each week and that one week they are gone in a day, then the next week you have loads of brown bananas.

I often talk about using the old bananas to make my air fryer banana souffles but what I don’t talk about is my long term love for banana bread in the air fryer.

You can load the ingredients for your banana bread air fryer recipe into a blender, blend and then load into air fryer cake pans made of silicone.

Hardly any washing up and the banana bread keeps for a few days and is a great snack or breakfast alternative.

Today, I wanted to share with you my easy air fried banana bread recipe and you can see just how delicious it is.

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Can You Bake Bread In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can bake bread in an air fryer and even better, you can use the air fryer to prove the dough to speed up the rising process. You can also use the air fryer to make our delicious air fryer bread rolls.

Can You Make Banana Bread In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can make banana bread in an air fryer, and you will love it. We made our air fryer banana bread recipe in a silicone cake pan to save on buying mini loaf pans and then sliced it up once cooked.

What we also loved is that we could mix and match ingredients and even added in some chocolate in our recipe.

Can You Make Banana Bread Without Baking Soda?

Yes, you can make banana bread without baking soda and you won’t miss it at all.

In fact, I have never made banana bread or any similar breads with baking soda and it saves you buying it!

Easy Air Fryer Banana Cake

Whilst you are thinking about rushing off to Amazon and buying mini loaf silicone containers, you don’t need to.

Instead of making a banana bread mini loaf what you can do instead is make a batch of banana bread batter, load it into your silicone round cake pan and bake it.

It then becomes our easy air fryer banana cake that once sliced up you have no idea it started off in a round dish.

For example, this is how our banana bread in cake pan looked when it came out of the air fryer:

banana bread in cake pan

And then this is how it looked once chopped up and spread with a little butter:

Easy Air Fryer Banana Cake

Plus, it follows a similar cooking method as our other silicone cake pan recipes such as our air fryer Christmas cake, or our air fryer carrot cake

Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I know many of us love our banana bread in the air fryer with some chocolate chips.

Well, as chocolate chips can be rather expensive and it was just after Easter when I originally took these photos, what I did was put some Cadburys Mini Eggs through the Thermomix and made them into tiny chocolate bits.

You can do the same or you can do this with another favourite chocolate.

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Banana Bread Air Fryer Ingredients

Banana Bread Air Fryer Ingredients

Bananas – Of course you can’t have a banana bread air fryer recipe without bananas. I recommend some really soft bananas as they add more flavour to a banana bread.

Chocolate – In a banana bread air fryer recipe chocolate is of course optional, but who doesn’t love chocolate. Just a bag of your favourite chocolate or some chocolate chips will be perfect.

Butter – I recommend unsalted butter in this recipe and in most of my air fryer baking recipes. It makes such a difference to the flavour.

Sugar – Then for the delicious sweetness I recommend that you use brown sugar. Its not as strong and gives out a fantastic sweet flavour without being overpowering.

Flour – I recommend you use self raising flour for the best results or its self rising flour banana bread if you live in the US.

Yoghurt – For that creamy light texture you get on a banana bread air fryer recipe you will need some yoghurt. You can use Greek yoghurt or go with a natural yoghurt.

Egg – You will also need one large egg to bind the bread together.

I also recommend having some vanilla essence for that little extra flavour too, alongside ground ginger and mixed spice.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this banana bread air fryer recipe it has just been our Philips air fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.

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How To Make Banana Bread In Air Fryer?

  • Blender. Blast your chocolate in the blender first and then remove when it resembles crumbs. Then gradually add the other ingredients into the blender, finishing with the self raising flour.
  • Pour. Then load the banana bread batter into a silicone pan and stir in the crumbled chocolate.
  • Cook. Next load the silicone cake pan into the air fryer basket and air fry for 20 minutes at 160c/320f, followed by a further 5 minutes at 150c/300f to make sure the banana bread is fully cooked in the centre.
  • Serve. Then allow to cool, cut into slices and serve with some butter.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to make air fryer banana bread from old bananas and how you can do the same.

Thermomix Banana Bread

I love my different kitchen gadgets and will often pair them together to make recipes with. I used my Thermomix to mix the ingredients of the banana bread before using the air fryer to cook it in.

I appreciate the Thermomix is very expensive and you could use any blender or food processor for this or do it with your hands if you prefer.

How Long Do You Bake Banana Bread?

To air fry banana bread takes JUST 25 minutes in a standard basket style air fryer.

Though note, our banana bread recipe fills our cake pan, so your portion might be smaller.

What Temp To Bake Banana Bread?

The recommended temperature for air fryer banana bread is actually two different temperatures. One if 160c/320f for an all round cook of the banana cake, then 150c/300f to cook the centre and to stop the cake from burning on top.

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Air Fryer Banana Bread

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Air Fryer Banana Bread
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Air Fryer Banana Bread

Have you made air fryer banana bread yet? This banana bread air fryer recipe is easy prep, it cooks perfectly in the air fryer basket and without the need to buy a mini loaf tin.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 8
Calories: 342kcal



  • Load the mini eggs into your Thermomix or other blender and mix until like chocolate crumbs. We did speed 6 for 30 seconds. Then put them to one side.
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  • Add the butter, brown sugar, mixed spice, ginger and mix in the blender for 3 minutes at speed 3.5.
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  • Then add in Greek yoghurt, egg and vanilla. Blend on speed 3.5 for a further 2 minutes.
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  • Peel bananas and load them in and then do an extra minute on speed 6.
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  • Add the self raising flour and mix for another minute at speed 2. Then scrape down the edges if needed to get the last bits of the ingredients.
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  • Load into a silicone baking pan, stir in the chocolate bits and then place into the air fryer basket.
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  • Air fry your banana bread for 20 minutes at 160c/320f followed by a further 5 minutes at 150c/300f.
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  • Allow your banana cake to cool and then slice into medium bread slices and serve warm with some butter.
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Size. I recommend that you don’t overfill your cake pan. If you have a lot instead, do it over two cake pans.
Thanks for reading our air fryer banana bread recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious banana leftover recipes in the air fryer, then do check out our air fryer banana souffle recipe next.


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 381IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
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11 thoughts on “Air Fryer Banana Bread”

    • Hi Betty,

      I should say the tin needs to be very thin as with the air fryer it can have a tendency to not cook properly underneath, if you have not got the right size tin then small bun cases positioned inside the airfryer are just as good.



        • Hi Jeanette,

          The banana bread was cooked in the round pan as you see. We do not have any loaf pans that fit into the air fryer. The way it is cooked it sliced length ways and that is how it came out 🙂

    • Hi Sheela

      This version is just like a sponge cake so if you could find something to substitute the eggs for the sponge bit then it could be fine but do not take my word for it.

      Kind Regards


  1. 1 star
    No, no, no! What have you done? You had a beautiful, simple easy recipe that is now over complex and too many flavours drowning the flavour of the bananas.


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