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Savor the Sweetness – Air Fryer Banana Bread

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Banana bread, a beloved classic, has been gracing kitchen tables for generations. Its moist, tender crumb and comforting aroma have made it a staple in households around the world. But what if I told you that you can achieve the same deliciousness with a twist? Enter the Air Fryer Banana Bread – a modern, fuss-free take on this timeless favorite. In this article, we’ll explore this innovative recipe, the history of banana bread, and the step-by-step preparation to create a delectable loaf right in your air fryer.

Historical Context: Banana bread has a rich history dating back to the Great Depression when resourcefulness was key in the kitchen. The concept of using overripe bananas in baking gained popularity in the 1930s when households looked for ways to reduce food waste. It wasn’t long before variations of banana bread recipes were printed in cookbooks and shared among communities. Fast forward to the present day, and banana bread remains an enduring symbol of comfort and home.


Step 1: Preheat the Air Fryer

  1. Begin by preheating your air fryer to 350°F (175°C). This ensures that the banana bread cooks evenly.

Step 2: Prepare the Banana Mixture 2. In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth.

  1. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.

Step 3: Combine Dry Ingredients 4. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and a pinch of salt.

Step 4: Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients 5. Add the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract to the banana mixture. Stir until well combined.

  1. Gradually fold the dry ingredients into the banana mixture until you have a smooth batter. Be careful not to overmix, as this can make the bread dense.

Step 5: Prepare the Air Fryer Basket 7. Grease your loaf pan or silicone baking mold with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.

Step 6: Pour and Fry 8. Pour the banana bread batter into the prepared loaf pan or mold, spreading it evenly.

  1. Place the filled loaf pan or mold into the preheated air fryer basket.

Step 7: Air Fry 10. Cook the banana bread at 350°F (175°C) in the air fryer for about 35 minutes. Keep an eye on it during the last few minutes, as cooking times may vary slightly depending on your air fryer model.

Step 8: Test for Doneness 11. To check if the banana bread is done, insert a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, your banana bread is ready. If not, continue cooking for a few more minutes.

Step 9: Cool and Serve 12. Once done, carefully remove the banana bread from the air fryer and allow it to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

  1. Slice and serve your delectable Air Fryer Banana Bread. Enjoy the delightful blend of flavors and aromas!


prep time
15 minutes.
cooking time
35 minutes.
total time
50 minutes.


  • Air fryer

  • Mixing bowls (2)

  • Whisk

  • Measuring cups and spoons

  • Loaf pan or silicone baking mold

  • Cooking spray or parchment paper


  • 2 to 3 ripe bananas

  • 1/3 cup melted butter

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • A pinch of salt

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


Preheat the Air Fryer
Prepare the Banana Mixture
Combine Dry Ingredients
Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients
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