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Air Fryer Banana Bread

A Flavorful Journey from Ripe Bananas to Irresistible Baked Perfection

By HAMID ZAKARIYAUPublished 28 days ago 3 min read

Banana bread is a beloved treat that's perfect for breakfast, snack time, or dessert. And with the rise of air fryers, it's easier than ever to whip up a batch of this moist and flavorful bread without even turning on your oven. In this guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know to make the perfect Air Fryer Banana Bread, from selecting the ripest bananas to achieving that golden-brown crust. Let's get started!

INGREDIENT:

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional add-ins: chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit

INTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat Your Air Fryer: Start by preheating your air fryer to 320°F (160°C). While the air fryer is heating up, you can prepare the banana bread batter.
  2. Prepare the Batter: In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. Add the melted butter or oil, granulated sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract to the mashed bananas. Mix until well combined.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can lead to a tough banana bread.
  4. Add Optional Mix-Ins: If you're using any optional mix-ins such as chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit, gently fold them into the batter until evenly distributed.
  5. Grease the Pan: Lightly grease a loaf pan that fits inside your air fryer basket. Alternatively, you can line the pan with parchment paper for easy removal of the banana bread after baking.
  6. Pour the Batter into the Pan: Transfer the banana bread batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it out evenly.
  7. Place in the Air Fryer: Carefully place the loaf pan into the preheated air fryer basket. Make sure there is enough space around the pan for air circulation.
  8. Air Fry: Set the air fryer to cook at 320°F (160°C) for 35-40 minutes. Keep an eye on the banana bread during the last few minutes of cooking to prevent it from over-browning. You can also insert a toothpick into the center of the bread to check for doneness – it should come out clean or with a few moist crumbs attached.
  9. Cool and Serve: Once the banana bread is cooked through and golden brown on top, carefully remove the loaf pan from the air fryer using oven mitts or tongs. Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, slice and serve the banana bread on its own or with a dollop of butter or cream cheese, if desired.

Tips for Success:

  • Use ripe bananas for the best flavor. The riper the bananas, the sweeter and more flavorful your banana bread will be.
  • Adjust the sweetness to your preference by reducing or increasing the amount of sugar in the recipe.
  • Don't overmix the batter. Mix until just combined to avoid a tough texture in the finished banana bread.
  • Customize your banana bread by adding your favorite mix-ins such as nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit.
  • Experiment with different air fryer temperatures and cooking times to find the perfect balance for your preferred level of browning and doneness.

With this easy-to-follow recipe, you'll be enjoying delicious Air Fryer Banana Bread in no time. Whether you're a seasoned baker or new to air frying, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

ENJOY!

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