Air-Fryer Banana Bread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. + cooling


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Yes, you can make banana bread in the air fryer! This easy air-fryer banana bread recipe is a cinch to put together. Eat it while it's still warm or at room temperature with a spread of butter. —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin
Air-Fryer Banana Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat air fryer to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with banana, beating well after each addition. Fold in pecans.
  2. Transfer to a greased 8-in. round baking pan that will fit in the air fryer. Cover with foil. Cook 25 minutes. Uncover; cook until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 8-10 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Air-Fryer Banana Bread Tips

What else can you put in air-fryer banana bread?

Swap out the pecans for walnuts, or add chocolate chips instead of nuts to go with those ripened bananas. (Here's how to ripen bananas quickly if yours aren't quite ready yet). It's always nice to mix in a little cinnamon and vanilla, too. Check out our other banana bread recipes for more inspiration.

Can you freeze air-fryer banana bread?

You can freeze air-fryer banana bread the same way you freeze regularly baked bread. For best results, wrap it in foil and then freeze it in a sealed freezer bag for up to 4 months. At room temperature, banana bread will keep for about 4 days in an airtight container or bread box. Here's how to store all your favorite baked goods.

Can you put a foil loaf pan in an air fryer?

Foil loaf pans are safe to use in the air fryer, as is any other foil pan that fits in the appliance. In fact, you can use any ovenproof dish in the air fryer, whether it’s made of glass, ceramic, metal or silicone. Aluminum foil is also safe to use, which makes cleanup a breeze. Find more tips, recipes and burning questions answered in our air fryer cooking guide.

Sarah Tramonte, Taste of Home Associate Culinary Producer
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 254 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.