March 19, 2018

Banana Almond Bread Loaf

Best way to use up those over ripe bananas resting on your Kitchen counter.
Moist and healthy bread loaf. Gluten-free and Instant pot-friendly recipe!!👍😊


Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Yield: 10-12 servings

Cooking time: 35 mins -1 hour

  1. King Arthur Gluten free All purpose flour-1 1/2 cup
  2. Almond flour/meal- 1/2 cup
  3. Over ripe Bananas-3
  4. Eggs(room temp)-2
  5. Medium Brown sugar- 1 cup
  6. Salt- 1-2 Tsp
  7. Buttermilk- 1/2 cup
  8. Baking soda-1 tsp
  9. Melted butter/veg oil-8 tbsp
  10. Cinnamon powder- 1-2 tsp
  11. Nutmeg powder- 1 tsp
  12. Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
  13. Sliced Almonds-1/2 cup


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F and prepare 1 or 2 medium loaf pans.
  • If using Instant Pot Mini, use small loaf pan or desired baking tin.
  • Mash the bananas in a bowl, until creamy.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients-flours, spices, baking soda and baking powder and keep aside.
  • In another large bowl, cream together butter and sugar along with eggs one at a time.
  • Now mix in the mashed bananas and vanilla extract until well incorporated.
  • Alternate between the flour mixture and buttermilk. Gently fold until well combined.
  • Do not over mix, it can result in tough bread.
  • Pour the batter into prepared pans and sprinkle some sliced walnuts or almonds.
  • If you are making in Instant Pot, pour 1 cup water into the inner pot and place a trivet. Foil wrap your loaf tin containing batter and use foil sling to lower on top of the trivet.
  • Bake for 1 hour in oven/if using IP, ‘pressure cook’ mode for 35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Instant Pot-Any time you want to check the doneness during cooking, use Quick Release option by turning the steam handle to venting position and open the lid.
  • Take the bread out of the oven and cool for about 10 mins before slicing.
  • Tip# If you  do not have Almond meal, just replace with the same qty of All purpose flour(maida)
  • Tip#For Dairy free Banana bread, replace the buttermilk with Almond milk.
  • Tip# You can also add chocolate chips to the batter to get a Banana chocolate chip loaf.

Join the conversation! 4 Comments

  1. Looks delicious! I like the almonds on top! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I made crumble for dessert with a meringue topping and it was wonderful. You can check it out here 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. […] check my other cake recipes using bananas, click on these links–Banana Almond Bread, Banana Foster […]



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About Jia Ann

Passionate about cooking. Love experimenting with recipes in my kitchen...learning in progress! My interest in cooking is greatly influenced by my Mom and my foodie hubby.


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