Pressure Cooker Paleo Banana Bread

Pressure Cooker Paleo Banana Bread!

Pressure Cooker Paleo Banana Bread

I bought this awesome electric pressure cooker called an Instant Pot. This thing is king of the kitchen right now! It pressure cooks, sautés, steams, slow cooks, ferments, and lots more! The ability I am most excited about is being able to make cakes and bread in it! I thought this was so neat!! Most of the recipes I found for bread or cake are not Paleo compliant so I had to come up with one of my own! I used this steamed banana bread recipe and substituted ingredients for Paleo ingredients. The results were AMAZING! This pressure cooker Paleo banana bread is dense and moist! I am still incredibly shocked that this works in a pressure cooker!! You can get the Instant Pot IP-Duo60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker here: Amazon

My mom used to make a very similar Pumpkin bread around the holidays! I plan to order more cassava flour and make a Paleo pressure cooker pumpkin bread! I am thinking it will turn out the same and that is really exciting!


Pressure Cooker Paleo Banana Bread

Pressure Cooker Paleo Banana Bread!

1/3 cup softened ghee
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1 egg (room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla
2 mashed, very ripe bananas
1 1/2 cup cassava flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1/3 cup cashew milk (or coconut, almond, etc)
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Add alternative milk (can use coconut, cashew, almond, etc) and cream of tartar together in a small bowl and set aside. (This makes “buttermilk”)
Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
Add mashed bananas and continue to mix.
In a separate bowl mix cassava flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to wet ingredients while mixing.
Add in the “buttermilk mixture” of alternative milk and cream of tartar.
Cover with foil. If you make a foil “tent” and spray with cooking spray it won’t stick!
In a greased 7 inch or smaller cake pan (I used my AMAZING 7 inch springform pan) add the mixture.
Add 2 cups of water to the instant pot.
Set metal trivet rack in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
Lower your pan filled with batter onto the trivet.
Close lid of Instant Pot and move knob on top to SEALING.
Press MANUAL 30 minutes. The Instant Pot will start to count down AFTER it has come to pressure.
When the Instant Pot beeps finished allow it to NATURALLY release pressure. Mine took 17 minutes, but this time varies.
When the pressure is gone and you can remove the lid do so.
Carefully remove the trivet and pan. Remove the foil. Allow to cool on a wire rack IN THE PAN. Once it is cool if will easily remove from the pan.
I let mine sit out until completely cool and then put it in the refrigerator overnight to enjoy with my coffee in the morning!

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  1. Barbara says:

    Epic fail!! I substituted almond flour for cassava flour. I had it on manual pressure for 30 min and NPR for 25 mins and it still wasn’t done. I put it back in for another 10 mins and 5 mins npr (I didn’t want it to over cook). Wait 10 mins to flip and it completely fell apart. Too wet. I guess almond flour can’t be used as a substitute.

    • Charmaine says:

      How is completely changing the author’s recipe a fail? That was your choice. Did you go back and make this recipe the way it is written? Would you change your rating?

  2. Lynn says:

    I made this and substituted the egg for a flax egg, the ghee for Earth Balance and used white spelt flour (I’m vegan). Came out moist and delicious. Also toasted a slice a bit and still nice and moist, not mushy. But, I may add a minute or 2 next time I make one. Thank you!

  3. Marilyn Schmid says:

    It says to cover or tent with foil, and then to add the mixture to the pan. Isn’t that backwards? Or am I missing something. Help, please!
    Also, can I add walnuts and/or chocolate chips to the batter?

  4. Lynne M Winandy says:

    Sounds scrumptious. Could you please clarify how to make the foil tent, and where to place it? I am a bit green with my new IP!


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