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!
Banana Nut Bread in the Air Fryer
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.
I do have a bread loaf pan that will fit in my air fryer basket, but just barely, so going with mini loaf pans was easier. They turned 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.
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.
How to Make Air Fryer Banana Nut Bread
When you make this bread, you will want to make sure your bananas are over ripe. Which is perfect, because now you have a purpose for them, instead of just throwing them away.
To get started, mix the dry ingredients in a medium bowl, and then set them aside. In a another bowl, mash the banana and the sugar together. You want to make sure the bananas are really mashed well so you don't have any chunks in the batter.
Mix in the egg and melted butter, along with the dry ingredients, and then stir in the nuts. Pour the batter into your bread pan, or if you need to use smaller pans, divide the batter and fill them about ¾ of the way full. My breads still had cute little bread tops form when they cooked.
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.
FAQ's About Air Fryer Banana Nut Bread
Can you put too much banana in banana bread?
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.
What can I do with my other over ripe bananas?
You can peel them and place them in a sealed freezer bag to freeze and use later!
Do I have to use walnuts?
Walnuts are softer and easier to bite into, especially since they are in the bread. But you can add any favorite nut you would like to try in your bread. I used fishernuts for this recipe.
MORE AIR FRYER DESSERTS:
Air Fryer Banana Nut Bread
- Air Fryer
- Small Loaf Pans or Loaf Pan that will fit in your air fryer
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 medium bananas overripe
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup unsalted butter (half of a stick) melted
- 1 large egg
- ⅓ cup walnuts chopped
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and baking soda, then set aside.
- Peel the bananas, and add them to a large bowl with the sugar. Use a fork to smash the bananas and mix them with the sugar.
- Stir in the egg and melted butter, combining them with the banana mixture.
- Stir in the flour mixture and stir together until it forms into a slightly wet dough.
- Pour the mixture into a lightly sprayed bread pan, or smaller loaf pans, filling ⅔ full. Place the pan or pans into the air fryer basket.
- Cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Once you remove the dough from the loaf pan, if they are still moist on the bottom of the loaf, return to the air fryer and cook an additional minute or two until the bottom is cooked.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.