Instant Pot Banana Nut Bread was specialty of Grandma Mills. It’s a delicious dessert bread that cooks up fluffy and moist in the pressure cooker.

Instant Pot Banana Nut Bread

Course: DessertCuisine: American Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 55 minutesPressure Release: 10 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour 5 minutes Servings: 8 servings Calories: 157kcal Author: Jill Selkowitz


  • ½ cup Butter room temperature
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs room temperature
  • 3 medium Bananas mashed
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour properly measured
  • 1.5 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Walnuts optional (or other nut)

Optional Add Ins

  • 4 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 4 oz Toffee Chips

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Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker


  • Add bananas to a small bowl and with a potato masher, mash bananas well. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl add butter, sugar and eggs.
  • Beat at high speed until light and creamy, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl, so that all sugar is mixed into the butter and eggs.
  • Add the mashed bananas and beat at high speed to combine.
  • Add all dry ingredients, except walnuts and beat using medium speed just combined. Do not over mix the batter.
  • With a spatula, gently fold in walnuts and/or chips, if using.

Conventional Oven

  • Pour into greased/floured 8 inch loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350° 60-70 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and cool on rack.

Pressure Cooker

  • Grease a 6 cup Bundt Pan.  Line the bottom with a parchment round or paper, if you like.
  • Pour in batter and smooth it out so batter is level.
  • Add 1.5 cups of water into Pressure Cooker cooking pot.  Place Trivet in Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
  • Place cake pan on Trivet. Lightly cover the pan with a piece of paper towel and then a piece of foil.
  • Lock on lid and close Pressure Valve.  Cook at High Pressure for 55-60 minutes.
  • When Beep sounds, allow a 10 minute Natural Pressure Release.  Allow cake to cool in pan.


How to Serve Instant Pot Banana Nut Bread

  • Hot coffee
  • Hot Tea
  • Hot Cocoa
  • Scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • Toasted with a slather of butter
  • Turn it into French Toast!


Nutrition FactsInstant Pot Banana Nut BreadAmount Per ServingCalories 157Calories from Fat 99% Daily Value*Fat 11g17%Saturated Fat 1g6%Cholesterol 52mg17%Sodium 371mg16%Potassium 242mg7%Carbohydrates 12g4%Fiber 2g8%Sugar 5g6%Protein 4g8%Vitamin A 105IU2%Vitamin C 4mg5%Calcium 24mg2%Iron 0.8mg4%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.