Instant Pot Banana Bread in a jar

Made in a jar, this Instant Pot banana bread couldn’t be easier, simpler, or tastier! Use your Instant Pot and a few mason jars to create these individual servings of banana bread perfect for weekday breakfast or weekend brunch!

Instant Pot Mason Jar Banana bread

Can I bake with mason jars?

Yes…in some cases. Most mason jars aren’t tempered glass and need a water bath or, in this case, the Instant Pot to be sure that baking with them remains safe.

Banana Bread made in a Mason jar

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Ingredients for Instant Pot Banana Bread in a jar

Can a banana be too ripe for banana bread?

NOOOOOO! No such thing. Black is the best color of banana for banana bread. In fact, throw your bananas in the freezer and let them hang out there until you are ready to bake banana bread. They can stay in there for weeks and blacken up!

Batter for banana bread in a jar made in the Instant Pot

Should I mix my banana into the batter fully?

Totally up to you. I prefer having little chunks of banana in my batter but if you don’t like that then feel free to stir the banana in until there aren’t many chunks left. Just don’t overstir or your banana bread will get too dense.

Making banana bread in an Instant Pot

What is the best instant pot for beginners?

Well, I still consider myself a beginner. I mean…what does a pro Instant Pot user make or do? Do they take a class? Get a certificate? All the questions

Anyways…I recommend sticking with the simple, classic 7 in 1 Instant Pot. If you find yourself using it often maybe then upgrade to the fancy pants style? Although, I still have the simple one and love it.

a spoonful of banana bread made in an Instant Pot

Should you refrigerate Instant Pot banana bread?

I mean, you can. But don’t. Just wrap the jar up nice and tight and let it sit on the counter. If it is super hot in your house…pop it in the fridge so the banana doesn’t get nasty.

Did you know that banana bread tastes better the next day?

True story! Although there is nothing quite like a slab of butter on hot banana bread, holding out on cutting into that loaf for a day will give you the very tastiest bread. The flavors all dance together and meld during that resting time.

Banana Bread in a jar

Grab a weekend afternoon and make up a batch of Instant Pot Banana bread. Heck…why not make a couple of batches and freeze some for your weekday breakfast?

Mason Jar Browned Butter Banana Bread; more delicious than it sounds, less complicated.

Instant Pot Banana Bread in a Jar (makes 4 jars)

| 4 jars
Prep Time | 15 minutes
Cook Time | 25 minutes
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Made in a jar with the Instant Pot, this banana bread couldn't be easier, simpler, or tastier! Use your Instant Pot and a few mason jars to create these individual servings of banana bread perfect for weekday breakfast or weekend brunch!



  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 lg eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup melted butter cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed banana about three bananas
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  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, brown and white sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla extract.
  • In the large bowl with the dry ingredients, create a well in the center. Pour into the center of the well your wet ingredients. Mix well.
  • Add in your mashed bananas to the bread mixture. Mix well.
  • Pour one cup of water into your Instant Pot. Place the trivet inside.
  • Spray cooking spray inside each jar. Pour in the banana bread mixture evenly amongst 4 jars (I suggest using large mouth, pint size jars).
  • Place aluminum foil over each jar. Place each jar on the trivet.
  • Close the Instant Pot, and close the vent.
  • Cook on High Pressure for 20 minutes and allow it to release manually (should take about 15 minutes).
  • Remove the jars carefully from the instant pot using a towel or hot pad. Transfer to a cooling rack. Allow the bread to cool.
  • Remove the aluminum foil and enjoy! You can eat straight from the jar with a spoon, or turn the jar upside down on a plate, slice, and serve with butter!


Calories: 697kcalCarbohydrates: 114gProtein: 8gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 828mgPotassium: 419mgFiber: 4gSugar: 63gVitamin A: 813IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 3mg

5 thoughts on “Instant Pot Banana Bread in a jar”

  1. Hi Nancy! Good to hear from another Twin Cities person! Unfortunately, no, we aren’t going to SNAP this year.

  2. I’ve never seen cute quick bread in a mason jar before, and I am in love. Think I have some brown bananas up on the counter… Love the blog. I’m another creative blogger from the Twin Cities! I’d love to connect some time. You won’t happen to be going to SNAP, would ya?

  3. We just used some canned vanilla frosting, but it would be much better with whipped cream! We just needed something on the top to take a pretty picture.

  4. Hey!! even geniuses fail. It took Edison upteen hundred time for some of his inventions and he NEVER thought of himself as a failure. The bread sounds fantastic. I don’t know why this is printing so little — are you trying to give me a complex about my age and that I need glasses?

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