Slow Cooker Banana Bread


No need to preheat your oven--this banana bread recipe is made in your slow cooker! Make it plain, or choose from chai-spiced, pecan-bourbon, and chocolate-walnut flavors.

Slow Cooker Banana Bread
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
1 loaf (12 slices)


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ¾ cup mashed bananas

  • ½ cup vegetable oil


  1. Line a 4-qt. oval slow cooker with parchment paper, then foil. Coat foil with cooking spray. In a large bowl stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.

  2. In a medium bowl combine remaining ingredients. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared cooker (cooker will only be about one-fourth full).

  3. Cover and cook on high 2 to 2 1/4 hours or until a skewer comes out nearly clean (center may dip slightly). (When removing lid, carefully lift so condensation from lid does not drip onto bread.) Using parchment paper, lift out bread. Cool on a wire rack before removing paper and foil.

Chocolate-Walnut Banana Bread

Prepare as directed, except fold 1/2 cup each miniature semisweet chocolate pieces and chopped toasted walnuts or pecans into batter. Before serving, drizzle with 2 oz. melted semisweet chocolate.Per Serving: 319 calories, 4 g protein, 41 g carbohydrates, 17 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 24 g total sugar, 1% Vitamin A, 1% Vitamin C, 215 mg sodium. 2% calcium, 9% iron

Chai-Spiced Banana Bread

Prepare as directed, except reduce cinnamon to 1 tsp. and stir 1 tsp. each ground cardamom and ginger and 1/2 tsp. ground allspice into flour mixture. Fold 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots into batter. Before serving, prepare icing: Combine 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 2 tsp. milk, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, and 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom. If needed, stir in enough additional milk to reach drizzling consistency. Spoon over bread.Per Serving: 274 calories, 3 g protein, 44 g carbohydrate, 10 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 28 g total sugar, 5% Vitamin A, 1% Vitamin C, 216 mg sodium, 1% calcium, 7% iron

Pecan-Bourbon Banana Bread

Prepare as directed, except stir 2 Tbsp. bourbon into egg mixture. Combine 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon. Spoon half of the batter into cooker; sprinkle with half of the pecan mixture. Top with remaining batter and pecan mixture.Per Serving: 283 calories, 3 g protein, 37 g carbohydrate, 13 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 22 g total sugar, 1% Vitamin A, 1% Vitamin C, 214 mg sodium, 1% calcium, 6% iron

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

230 Calories
10g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 230
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 65mg 1%
Folate, total 37.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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