Dessert Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Banana Bread with Peanut Butter and Chocolate

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Instant Pot Banana Bread

With Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Sometimes you want dessert, sometimes not. Well, the best part about this Instant Pot banana bread recipe is that you can choose either! By adding either more sugar or chocolate chips (or both!), you can transform this semisweet bread into a full-fledged dessert with ease.

As for the texture… I would not call this a wet bread (like some pumpkin breads), but it does have a somewhat dense texture. While eating it for the first time, I immediately wanted a cup of coffee. But it was 6 o’clock at night, so a glass of milk was just right. For this recipe, I intentionally wanted to create a drier bread (to balance the added peanut butter and chocolate chips). But if you prefer a bread with a more moist consistency, simply add a third banana!

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

 

Why use the Instant Pot?

One of the number one questions we get is “Why use the Instant Pot for baking? Wouldn’t the oven be faster?”. While yes, oven-baked breads typically have a shorter cook time than this Instant Pot banana bread, there are several reasons I decided to give banana bread in the Instant Pot a try. First, this recipe was developed in the middle of summer. Living in Florida, I prefer to avoid turning on the oven during summer whenever possible. Second, not everyone has access to an oven. Some of our readers travel with their Instant Pot, cooking from hotel rooms or campers that lack a kitchen. Others are using their Instant Pot because they’re in the middle of a home renovation. And then there’s those of us who love our Instant Pot so much that we’ll take any excuse to cook in them. No matter what your reason is, you won’t regret trying this delicious banana bread!

And yes, 75 minutes is the correct cook time! Lol..

 

The Process

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

Place butter and sugar in large mixing bowl.

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

Using a hand mixer, mix butter and sugar until fully combined.

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix again.

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

Should have a consistency like this.

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

Add peanut butter…

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

…and mix again.

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

Add bananas…

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

…and mash with a potato masher until fully combined.

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

Using a separate large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients with a whisk.

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

Pour wet ingredients into bowl with dry ingredients.

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

Using a rubber spatula, fold ingredients together…

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

…until fully incorporated. But do not overwork.

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

Add chocolate chips and fold them until evenly distributed.

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

Spray 7-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

Pour batter into pan and spread out evenly.

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

Cover pan with aluminum foil.

 

Instant Pot Banana Bread | The Foodie Eats

Add 3-inch trivet to pot with 1 1/2 cups of water. Place covered pan on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook for 75 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then quick-release remaining pressure.

 

And This is the Amazing Result…

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Instant Pot Banana Bread with Peanut Butter and Chocolate

The best part about this Instant Pot banana bread is that, by adding more sugar or chocolate (or both!), you can turn this semisweet bread into a dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 282 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 bananas over-ripe
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place butter and sugar in large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix butter and sugar until fully combined. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix again. Add peanut butter, mix again. Then add bananas and mash with a potato masher until fully combined.

  2. Using a separate large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients with a whisk.

  3. Pour wet ingredients into bowl with dry ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, fold ingredients together until fully incorporated. But do not overwork. Add chocolate chips and fold them until evenly distributed.

  4. Spray 7-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and spread out evenly. Cover pan with aluminum foil.

  5. Add 3-inch trivet to pot with 1 1/2 cups of water. Place covered pan on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook for 75 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then quick-release remaining pressure.

  6. Remove lid, take out pan, remove foil, and let cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

  7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The best part about this recipe is that, by doubling the sugar or chocolate (or both!), you can turn this semisweet bread into a dessert with ease.

For this recipe, I intentionally wanted to create a drier bread (to balance the added peanut butter and chocolate chips). But if you prefer a bread with a more moist consistency, simply add a third banana!

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Banana Bread with Peanut Butter and Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 354mg 15%
Potassium 192mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 5.8%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 9.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Jessica
    August 26, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Is 75 minutes right?

    • Reply
      Chef Gary
      August 26, 2018 at 6:47 am

      Yes. I tried previous versions at less time, but they just didn’t cook all the way through like I prefer for this type of bread.

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