Small Batch Air Fryer Banana Bread

We love air fryer banana bread because it makes delicious small batch loaves quick and easy! Make perfectly moist banana bread in your air fryer with the perfect crispy crust with this recipe!

A loaf of banana bread next to sliced banana bread

I love, love, love a good banana bread recipe! I have shared so many variations of banana bread over the years, including classic banana bread, instant pot banana bread, and lots and lots of muffins

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Banana Bread in an Air Fryer

 I was craving banana bread, so I decided to experiment and see how it turns out in the air fryer. One word. AMAZING! I definitely like it better than banana bread in the instant pot and I might just like it better than banana bread in the oven. I think it’s a tie between the banana bread in jars recipes I shared last year.

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Two small loaves of banana bread in foil pans.

The only thing is you can’t fit as big of a loaf in the air fryer (unless you are using and air fryer oven). This recipe makes two very small banana bread loaves. Each loaf serves 1-2. So it can be good if you aren’t trying to eat an entire giant loaf by yourself. But if you wanted to have some for that day and then the next day, good luck. My kids ate all of it in about 10 minutes.

What size loaf pan is used?

I used two baby loaf pans for this recipe. I had the Hefty disposable mini baby loaf pans, but you can also purchase reusable ones on Amazon, as well.

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If you have a slightly larger baking dish that fits inside your air fryer, that will work, too. Just don’t divide it into two loaves. Make sure to check your banana bread with a toothpick to make sure it’s fully cooked. You may need an additional 5 minutes if cooking all of the batter in one baking dish.

What kind of air fryer was used to make this banana bread?

I tested this recipe in my Cosori Air Fryer Max XL. You can use any brand of air fryer to make this banana bread. As with any air fryer recipe, you will want to keep an eye on it the first time to determine if it’s going to need a slightly different cook time as all air fryers tend to cook a little differently. 

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Can you reheat food in air fryer?

Yes, you can! You can reheat this banana bread the next day or any other kind of baked good in the air fryer. Just set it to 300 and heat until warmed to your liking. It’s quick and easy and won’t make your food soggy!

What to serve with air fryer banana bread?

This recipe is perfect as an easy breakfast paired with fruit and yogurt. Here are some recipes to try:

Slices of banana bread on wooden cutting board

Air Fryer Banana Bread Recipe

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

We love air fryer banana bread because it makes delicious small batch loaves quick and easy! Make perfectly moist banana bread in your air fryer with the perfect crispy crust with this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripened banana, smashed
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 320°F. Grease two baby mini loaf pans and set aside. (size: 5 3/4" x 3 1/4" x 2"). Two foil pans greased with oil inside air fryer basket.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir until evenly combined. ingredients for banana bread in glass bowl.
  3. Evenly divide the batter between the two loaf pans. Batter for banana bread inside foil pans.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Two cooked loaves of banana bread inside Ari fryer basket.
  5. Banana bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. A hand holding up a slice of banana bread.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1/2 loaf
Amount Per Serving Calories 159Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 70mgSodium 360mgCarbohydrates 17gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 1gSugar 13gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 2g

Nutrition information is an estimate.

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