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Moist and Quick Air Fryer Banana Bread (EGGLESS, VEGAN)

Air Fryer banana bread is super moist, delicious, effortless, and a great way to use overripe bananas. And the best part is it takes only 30 minutes to cook in the air fryer!

Homemade Air Fryer banana bread is our go-to brunch on weekends. This bread is light, fluffy, and not-too-sweet.

This banana bread is made with whole wheat flour, brown sugar, and vegetable oil without using dairy products. Another great thing about banana bread is that you can use overripe bananas rather than compost them.

You may be wondering why back banana bread is in the Air fryer and not in the oven?

sliced Air fryer banana Bread

I love making this eggless banana nut bread in the air fryer, as it takes half the time it would take to cook in a convection oven. Also, rather than heating the whole convection oven, I like to bake in an air fryer when I can.

Try backing this banana nut bread in the air fryer; I promise you will be hooked. 

Why you will love this Air Fryer Banana Bread (Eggless)

If you like bananas, then you will love this air fryer vegan banana bread with nuts. This banana nut bread is made with whole wheat flour, which adds more nutrition, not to mention nutty flavor to baked goods.

The star ingredient in this whole wheat banana bread is overripe bananas. I used yellow bananas with 50% dark spots for this recipe. You can use overripe bananas for this recipe that no one eats and end up in the compost bin. So, banana bread is a great way to reduce food waste.

Ingredients used in backing Eggless Air Fryer Quick Banana Nut Bread

This vegan banana bread is made using few ingredients.

Banana – I have used 3 medium-sized dark yellow bananas with 50% brown spots for this recipe. You can use overripe bananas for this recipe. If you use an overripe banana, your banana bread will be sweeter.

Flour – This banana bread is made with whole wheat flour for a nutty flavor. You can also use all-purpose flour if you want a smoother texture for your banana bread.

Sugar – Use Brown sugar (depending on how sweet you like your banana bread, adjust the quantity of brown sugar.

Oil – I used vegetable oil for this recipe, but you can use any oil in your hand.

Chopped Walnut – I love walnut in my banana bread. Walnut adds crunch to the banana bread. I usually go overboard with adding walnut to my banana bread.

Vanilla extract

Baking powder

Baking Soda

Ground Cinnamon Powder

Pinch of Salt

And Air fryer!

How to make Banana Bread in the Air fryer

Backing banana bread is so easy. You dump all the ingredients in a bowl and back it! It is that easy!

cake making steps in while bowl

In a bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.

Add brown sugar, oil, and vanilla extract and mix everything with a wire whisk.

cake making steps in while bowl and cake pan

Next, add whole wheat flour, cinnamon powder, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt.

Mix well with a spatula.

Finally, add chopped walnut and mix well.

Line the buttered 6-inch cake pan with parchment paper.

Then transfer banana bread batter into an 8-inch loaf pan.

Preheat the air fryer at 320°F for 5 minutes.

Cover the cake pan with aluminum foil and place it in the preheated air fryer basket.

cooked and uncooked cake batter in a load pan in an air fryer black basket

Air Fry banana nut bread at 320°F for 30 minutes.

After 25 minutes, insert the skewer into the center of the banana bread. If it comes out clean, take the aluminum foil off and back for another 5 minutes for the top to brown.

Once baked, remove the pan from the air fryer and let the cake sit in a pan for 5 minutes.

Then transfer it to a wire rack to cool down completely before slicing.

Tips for success

Sliced Air fryer banana Bread
  • Use overripe bananas for this recipe. Riper banana means sweeter banana bread.
  • You can use all-purpose flour for this recipe if you do not have whole wheat flour, but the texture will be different.
  • When cooking in an air fryer, you need to cover the cake pan for the first 15 minutes for the cake to cook evenly. If you do not cover the pan, your banana cake will be raw in the middle and overcook on the top.
  • As a general baking tip, do not overmix batter after adding dry ingredients. Instead, fold your batter in with Spatula.
  • Use a buttered, parchment paper-lined baking pan.

How long does to cook Banana Bread in an Air fryer?

Depending on your air fryer model, the timing for cooking banana bread will vary. For example, I have a Gourmia basket model air fryer, and it took 25 minutes at 320°F to cook the banana bread to perfection in an 8-inch loaf pan.

If you want to shorten the duration of cooking banana bread, use an 8-inch circle cake pan and decrease the cooking time by 10 minutes.

However, use this cooking time as a guideline, and do not forget to check your banana bread before the last 5 minutes to prevent them from overcooking.

Storage guideline

You can place leftover banana bread in an airtight container and refrigerate it for 2-3 days. When you are ready to serve the next day, warm it up in the microwave or consume it as it is.

Can you freeze Air Fryer Banana bread?

Yes, you can freeze air fryer banana bread if you want to serve it later. First, let banana bread completely cool down. Then wrap it and freeze it for up to a month.

When you are ready to serve, defrost it in the refrigerator and then slice it for serving.

If you like your banana bread, warm them, you can place the frozen banana bread loaf in a pan and air fryer them covered for 5-10 minutes. It will taste like freshly baked banana bread.

FAQs                                                                                  

Why is my Air Fryer banana bread not moist?

If you do not cover your banana bread while backing in the air fryer, it will become dry and wet in the middle. Also, the flour to banana ratio is key in this recipe. If you put too much flour, your banana bread will be dry. And if you use too many bananas, your bread will be wet.

What makes Air fryer banana bread dense?

The overmixing of banana batter can result in a loaf of dense banana bread. This is because when you overmix the batter, gluten is released. The more gluten the batter has, the denser your banana bread will be.

Why is my Air fryer banana bread still gooey in the middle?

The rule of thumb for cooking casserole dishes in the air fryer is to cover them with aluminum foil for the first 10-15 minutes. Covering the pan with aluminum foil allows the banana cake to cook evenly in an air fryer.

If you do not allow enough time for banana bread to cook in the air fryer and take it out of the air fryer, it will be gooey in the middle. So, before you take out the pan from the air fryer, insert the skewer in the middle, and if it comes out clear, it is fully cooked. Otherwise, allow 5-10 more minutes for cooking.

Other easy Air Fryer recipe

Crispy Air Fryer Peanut Butter Twist

Keto Air Fryer Eggplant fries

Keto Vegan Rice paper Dumplings

Potato cheese balls without breading (Gluten-free)

Cassava Fries (not keto)

Air Fryer Veggie Stuffed Zucchini Boats (Vegan, Keto)

Air Fryer Zucchini Pizza boats (Gluten-free)

Moist and Quick Air Fryer Banana Bread (EGGLESS, VEGAN)

Recipe by PiaraCourse: BreakfastCuisine: American
Serving

8

inch loaf cake
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

40

minutes

Air Fryer banana bread is super moist, delicious, effortless, and a great way to use overripe bananas. And the best part is it takes only 30 minutes to cook in the air fryer!

Ingredients

  • 3 medium overripe bananas

  • ½ cup of brown sugar

  • ½ cup of cooking oil (olive oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups all whole wheat flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • ¾ cup chopped walnut

  • Equipment
  • Air Fryer

  • 8-inch Loaf pan

  • Fork to smash banana

  • Parchment paper Aluminum foil

Directions

  • In a bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.
  • Add brown sugar, oil, and vanilla extract and mix everything with a wire whisk.
  • Next, add whole wheat flour, cinnamon powder, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt.
  • Mix well with a spatula.
  • Finally, add chopped walnut and mix well.
  • Line the buttered 6-inch cake pan with parchment paper.
  • Then transfer banana bread batter into an 8-inch loaf pan.
  • Preheat the air fryer at 320°F for 5 minutes.
  • Cover the cake pan with aluminum foil and place it in the preheated air fryer basket.
  • Air Fry banana nut bread at 320°F for 30 minutes.
  • After 25 minutes, insert the skewer into the center of the banana bread. If it comes out clean, take the aluminum foil off and back for another 5 minutes for the top to brown.
  • Once baked, remove the pan from the air fryer and let the cake sit in a pan for 5 minutes.
  • Then transfer it to a wire rack to cool down completely before slicing.

Notes

  • Use overripe bananas for this recipe. Riper banana means sweeter banana bread.
  • You can use all-purpose flour for this recipe if you do not have whole wheat flour, but the texture will be different.
  • When cooking in an air fryer, you need to cover the cake pan for the first 15 minutes for the cake to cook evenly. If you do not cover the pan, your banana cake will be raw in the middle and overcook on the top.
  • As a general baking tip, do not overmix batter after adding dry ingredients. Instead, fold your batter in with Spatula.
  • Use a buttered, parchment paper-lined baking pan.

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