If you’re looking for a great way to get rid of some overripe bananas, or maybe you need a sweet treat that’s a little less “guilty.”
This Pressure Cooker Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips is so easy to make and the chocolate chips give this classic dessert a sweet twist!
You can call it Instant Pot Banana Bread, Pressure Cooker Banana Bread, Better than in the oven Banana Bread- whatever you decide, just be sure that you’re making it right now.
Our chocolate chip banana bread is a crowd pleaser, for sure!
What you need to know before you make this Pressure Cooker Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips Recipe.
Pot in Pot Method
The pot in pot method is just a simple term that means that we’re cooking this recipe by placing a second pot inside of the pressure cooker pot.
Usually, you put water in the bottom of the pressure cooker pot, place a trivet in, and then set the second pot or dish that contains your ingredients on top of the trivet.
This allows the steam created by the pressure cooker to evenly surround and cook the ingredients in the second pot.
What kind of pot will I need?
What do you have on hand? This pressure cooker banana bread with chocolate chips recipe has been used with a small bread pan, a bundt pan, and even a springform pan.
You may need to adjust your cook times accordingly, especially if your altitude levels are different.
As far as the brand of electric pressure cooker you need, any will do. We’ve heard great things about the Mealthy Multi-Pot, though and have a coupon code for our readers!
Do I have to add the chocolate chips?
I mean, it is pressure cooker banana bread WITH chocolate chips, but you absolutely do not have to use them.
If you just like our Instant Pot Banana Bread Recipe, but don’t like the added sweetness, feel free to omit them all together.
Of course, you could change them to milk, semi-sweet, butterscotch, peanut butter chips, toffee- whatever your heart desires!
Is it better than oven-baked banana bread?
I think it’s *almost* better than the oven recipe. But, I’m a sucker for fresh things in the oven.
Because we’re cooking this banana bread with steam, I think it comes out super moist and tender!
Tips for making the best Pressure Cooker Banana Bread
- Because we’re cooking with steam, sometimes (not all the time) the top of the bread will have a slightly wet texture. To fix this, just place a paper towel over the top of the mixture before you shut the lid.
- Only have fresh Bananas? Create overripe bananas by sticking your bananas in the freezer the night before, and then let them thaw on the counter the next day. They’ll be black, but they’re fine.
- If you’re a fan of walnuts, or any nuts, in your banana bread. Add them in when you fold in the chocolate chips for an amazing rendition of Pressure Cooker Banana Nut Bread With Chocolate Chips!
As we all know, kids are some fickle little people. Everybody loves bananas, so you buy like 15 of them to feed your army. Only to find out that this morning they decided they are all banana-haters. Ya know?
This is why I originally began testing this pressure cooker banana bread. I needed to get rid of our overripe bananas.
But then it was so yummy I decided to bring it over to my mom’s for a get-together. When everyone scarfed it down, I figured I had a keeper on my hands.
Seriously, you can cook anything in this magic pot and it comes out as a winner. Even for someone like me who is nowhere close to a baker. But, if we’re being honest, everything’s a little better when you add chocolate to it.
Instant Pot Banana Bread Flops
I know that you all want to hear about them, right? Well what just doesn’t work when you’re making banana bread in the pressure cooker?
You should know I’m not a baker. I absolutely HATE measuring. This is probably why I flopped the first couple of times making this.
But, I tried pressure cooker peanut butter banana bread and it just didn’t work out. I haven’t yet found the right portion that makes it work.
If you can figure that out without making a dense, crumbly mess- let me know because I’d love to try it!
This Pressure Cooker Banana Bread is truly scrumptious, moist and delicious. You won’t regret making it!
P.S. I get this question all the time “Can I cook Instant Pot recipes in this one?” People want to know because it’s cheaper.
The answer? Yes. Instant Pot is simply a well-known brand of electric pressure cookers and you can cook any Instant Pot recipe in any electric pressure cooker.
You can make almost any Instant Pot Recipe in any brand of pressure cooker and any electric Pressure Cooker Recipe in any Instant Pot.
In the spirit of saving money, do yourself a favor and research the brands. I’ve also got some helpful tips below about pressure cooking in the “modern” era.
If you’re in the market for a pressure cooker, you may want to think about reading this post about the things you should think about when buying a pressure cooker. If you’ve already got your pressure cooker, don’t forget to take a look at all our favorite accessories!