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Air Fryer Banana Bread

Dive into the scrumptious world of easy air fryer banana bread! With minimal prep, the whole family can enjoy moist and delicious slices in under 45 minutes.

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Sliced banana bread on a wooden cutting board.

Have you ever tried making air fryer banana bread before? If you’re used to baking this treat in the oven, you might wonder why you’d try the air fryer method.

Just imagine a warm, golden loaf of moist banana bread, freshly baked and filling your home with that irresistible aroma. We all know how amazing that is, right? Now what if I told it could be ready in under 45 minutes?

That’s right! Using the air fryer not only speeds up the process but also locks in that moisture, making every slice just as delightful as traditional oven-baked versions. Whether you’re new to baking with the air fryer or already use it more than your oven, this air fryer banana bread recipe will become one of your new favorites.

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How to Make Air Fryer Banana Bread

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STEP ONE: Preheat the air fryer to 310 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8×4 or 9×5 loaf pan with no edges.

Combining flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.

STEP TWO: In a small bowl, stir the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, then set aside.

Combining bananas, egg, canola oil and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.

STEP THREE: In a large bowl, mash the bananas, then stir in the egg, canola oil, and vanilla extract.

Adding sugar to banana mixture for banana bread in a mixing bowl.

STEP FOUR: Mix in the sugar, add the flour, and stir until just combined. 

Mixed banana bread batter poured into a loaf baking pan.

STEP FIVE: Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan, then place the baking pan in the air fryer.

Banana Bread batter in a loaf baking pan inside a black air fryer basket.

STEP SIX: Air fry for 25-30 minutes or until the top of the loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Baked banana bread in a loaf pan inside of a black air fryer basket.

STEP SEVEN: Allow the banana bread to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

A loaf of banana bread on parchment paper on a wooden cutting board with cinnamon sticks in the background.

STEP EIGHT: Slice and serve.

A loaf of banana bread cut into slices on a parchment lined wooden cutting board.

How Long to Cook Banana Bread in the Air Fryer

Cooking the perfect loaf of banana bread is all about getting that gorgeous golden crust without losing the moist center.

The best part about using the air fryer to make banana bread is that this only takes 30 minutes of cooking time!

I recommend doing a toothpick test around 25-minutes to check on the loaf’s progress. If it comes out clean, the banana bread is ready! If there are crumbs on your toothpick, give it a few more minutes. 

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A fork cutting into a slice of banana bread on a saucer. Additional slices and the remaining loaf in the background.

Tips for Making the Best Air Fryer Banana Bread

  • Opt for ripe bananas. The browner, the better to get that deep banana flavor and natural sweetness.
  • Combine the ingredients until they are just mixed to keep your bread tender and moist. You want to avoid overmixing.
  • Grease and flour your loaf pan to ensure a non-stick experience and a perfect loaf every time. An 8×4 or 9×5 loaf with no ledges will fit in most square air fryers.
  • Don’t skip the cooling time! Give the loaf 10 minutes to cool before transferring it to a wire rack, and then allow it to cool completely for those perfect slices.
  • Feel free to customize your banana bread with nuts, chocolate chips, or any other add-ins you like!

What to Serve with Air Fryer Banana Bread

A closeup view of 2 slices of banana bread on a saucer, the top slice has a bite removed.

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Air Fryer Banana Bread

Samantha Erb
Fast-track your way to deliciousness with this easy air fryer banana bread! Each slice turns out incredibly moist, and the whole thing is ready in under 45 minutes.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 269 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 medium bananas mashed (about one cup)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar


  • Preheat air fryer to 310 F.  Grease and flour a loaf pan (8×4 or 9×5 with no ledges will fit in most square air fryers)
  • In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, set aside
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas, then stir in the egg, canola oil, and vanilla extract
  • Mix in the sugar, then add the flour and stir until just combined. 
  • transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan, then air fry in preheated air fryer for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean
  • Allow to cool 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.


Serving: 1gCalories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 203mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24g
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  1. You are the Air Fryer Goddess! I have been using your recipes for about a year now, and your recipes and tips got me educated in using my Air Fryer! Thank you so much for all that you do, and Happy Holidays to you and yours!


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