Air Fryer Banana Bread
This bread is unbelievably easy to make and delicious. The crumb is moist and soft and due to an increased amount of mashed bananas in the batter, the banana taste is beautifully intense. It's the perfect recipe to quickly and easily satisfy your banana cravings.
Servings: 8 servings
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2-3 medium/large bananas)
- 1 tablespoon oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
Grease an 8x4-inch (20x10cm) loaf pan with butter and set aside. Preheat the air fryer to 320°F (160°C) for 5 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer fitted with a whisk or paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed for about 2-3 minutes until light, creamy, and pale. Then add the egg and mix for about 1-2 minutes until everything is well mixed. Add the mashed bananas, oil, and vanilla and mix to combine. The mixture will look curdled, but that's normal. Then, add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix on low speed just to incorporate about 1 minute. If you have any remaining banana, you can chop it up and fold it into the batter.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spread evenly, and bake for 10 minutes. Then, without opening the air fryer, lower the temperature to 300°F (150°C) and bake for another 33-35 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Remove the bread from the air fryer and let cool for 15-20 minutes. Then remove from the pan and transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Want to bake it in an oven?
Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick in the middle comes out clean.
Serving: 1-inch slice | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 229IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg