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Banana Bread in the Crock Pot

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What are the ingredients needed for a crockpot banana bread recipe?

If you're craving some delicious homemade banana bread but don't want to heat up your oven, using a crockpot or Instant Pot (use the slow cooker function) is the way to go!

The great thing about making banana bread in a crockpot is that it turns out moist and tender, with a heavenly aroma filling your kitchen. You can do the same with a tasty apple spice cake too! So, let's get started on the ingredients you'll need to make this scrumptious treat!

Here's everything you'll need for a crockpot banana bread recipe:

1. Ripe bananas - The riper the bananas, the sweeter and more flavorful your bread will be.

2. All-purpose flour - You'll need all-purpose flour to provide the structure for your bread.

3. Baking powder - baking powder will help your bread rise and become fluffy.

4. Baking soda- this helps with the leavening process and create a lighter texture.

5. Salt - Just a pinch of salt will enhance the flavors and balance the sweetness.

6. Unsalted butter - softened unsalted butter adds richness and moisture to the bread.

7. Granulated sugar - will sweeten the banana bread and give it a lovely golden color.

8. Eggs - eggs bind the ingredients together and add moisture to the bread.

9. Vanilla extract - vanilla extract will enhance the flavor of the banana bread.

10. Optional add-ins - try some chopped nuts (such as walnuts or pecans) or chocolate chips.

Is it necessary to grease the inside of the crockpot for this recipe?

When it comes to using a Crockpot or slow cooker, there's no need to grease the inside of the pot for most recipes. The beauty of these appliances is that they have a non-stick surface, making it easy for food to release without any greasing necessary.

However, there may be some recipes where greasing the pot could be helpful. For example, if you're making a cake or a sticky dessert, greasing the inside of the pot can prevent it from sticking to the sides. But for the majority of savory dishes, you can skip the greasing step altogether.

And of course, always refer to the specific recipe you're using, as some may have specific greasing instructions.

What is the best temperature to set the crockpot to for this recipe?

If you're using a crockpot or slow cooker for this recipe, the best temperature to set it to is low. Slow cookers are designed to cook food at a low and consistent temperature over a long period of time, which allows the flavors to develop and the meat to become tender. Setting the temperature to low will ensure that the food cooks slowly and evenly, resulting in deliciously flavorful and tender results.

Are there any special instructions for mixing the ingredients for a crockpot banana bread recipe?

Looking to whip up some delicious banana bread in your crockpot, you're in for a treat. While there aren't any special instructions for mixing the ingredients in a crockpot banana bread recipe, I can definitely give you some tips to ensure your bread turns out perfectly.

crockpot banana bread with nuts on white plate

First things first, gather your ingredients: ripe bananas, flour, sugar, butter, eggs, baking soda, salt, and any additional mix-ins like chocolate chips or nuts. Once you have everything ready, follow these steps:

1. Mash those bananas: Start by peeling your ripe bananas and mashing them with a fork or a potato masher until they're smooth. The riper the bananas, the sweeter your bread will be!

2. Cream the butter and sugar: In a separate bowl, cream together softened butter and sugar until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. This helps create a moist and tender bread.

3. Add the eggs: Beat in the eggs, one at a time, into the butter and sugar mixture. This ensures that they're well incorporated and adds moisture to the bread.

4. Combine the dry ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. This helps distribute the leavening agents and salt evenly throughout the batter.

5. Mix it all together: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter, sugar, and egg mixture, alternating with the mashed bananas. Start and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until everything is well combined and there are no lumps of flour remaining. Be careful not to overmix, as this can lead to a dense and tough bread.

crockpot banana bread sliced and on plate

Can I use a regular pot or pan instead of a crockpot for this recipe?

1. Prepare your pan: Grease a loaf pan with butter or cooking spray to prevent the bread from sticking.

3. Mix the batter: Follow the same steps for mixing the ingredients as mentioned earlier. Once the batter is ready, pour it into the prepared loaf pan.

4. Bake according to recipe directions, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The exact baking time may vary, so keep an eye on it.

5. Cool and enjoy: Once baked, remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.

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Yield: 8 slices

Banana Bread in the Crock Pot

crockpot banana bread with nuts on white plate

Try this easy Crockpot Banana Bread recipe and have the perfect snack, breakfast, or dessert with this delicious sweet bread. Use overripe bananas to clean up the kitchen and reduce waste. Meal prep and put extra loaves of banana bread in the freezer. Yum!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1-3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Cream together shortening and sugar; add eggs and beat well.
  2. Sift dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with banana, blending well after each addition.
  3. Stir in nuts.
  4. Pour into well-greased 4-6 cup mold (I used a ceramic souffle dish).
  5. Cover with foil and tie a string tightly around it to keep foil down.
  6. Pour 2 cups hot water in slow cooking pot.
  7. Place mold on rack or trivet (I modified a metal veggie steamer) in pot.
  8. Cover with crockpot lid and cook on high 2 to 3 hours or until bread is done. Be sure not to check bread during the first 2 hours of cooking.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 893Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 46mgSodium 292mgCarbohydrates 162gFiber 6gSugar 16gProtein 22g

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Author

  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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