Discover the joy of freshly baked banana bread in a fraction of the time with the convenience of the air fryer. This recipe transforms ripe bananas into a moist and flavorful loaf that retains all the classic charm of traditional banana bread. The air fryer, preheated to 320°F (160°C), becomes the culinary maestro orchestrating the symphony of ingredients – mashed bananas, melted butter, eggs, sugar, and a touch of vanilla extract.

The batter, a harmonious blend of wet and dry ingredients, is effortlessly mixed and poured into the air fryer basket, promising a quicker and more energy-efficient baking process. The result? A golden-brown crust enveloping a soft, aromatic interior that’s reminiscent of your favorite bakery’s banana bread.

For those seeking an extra layer of indulgence, optional ingredients like chopped nuts or chocolate chips can be seamlessly folded into the batter, adding texture and flavor. As the air fryer works its magic, the unmistakable aroma of banana and cinnamon fills the air, signaling the imminent delight that awaits.

In just 30-40 minutes, your air fryer banana bread emerges from its baking haven, ready to be sliced and savored. The beauty of this method lies not only in its efficiency but also in its ability to yield a delightful treat without the need to heat up your entire kitchen. Enjoy the convenience of air frying to create a perfect loaf of banana bread, making it an ideal choice for a quick breakfast, snack, or sweet ending to any meal. Delight in the simplicity and deliciousness that comes with air fryer banana bread, a testament to the versatility of this beloved kitchen appliance.

Air Fryer Banana Bread


  • 2 to 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 320°F (160°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork.
  3. Add melted coconut oil or vegetable oil, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract to the mashed bananas. Mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. If using nuts, fold in the chopped nuts into the batter.
  7. Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  8. Transfer the banana bread batter into a greased and floured air fryer-safe pan that fits into your air fryer basket.
  9. Place the pan in the preheated air fryer.
  10. Air fry for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  11. Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. Once cooled, slice and serve.

Nutritional Information (per serving, assuming 8 servings):

  • Calories: Approximately 220
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 16g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 250mg

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients and brands used. Adjust the serving sizes and ingredients to meet your dietary preferences and needs.