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Slow Cooker Banana Bread

I made slow cooker banana bread for the first time, and it turned out tasty enough to share with you.

Why make slow cooker breads during the blazing hot summer? Well, to avoid turning the oven on, for one.

Banana bread with cinnamon chips in the slow cooker

We also found ourselves overrun with bananas which happens way too often.

I freeze some for smoothies, but banana bread sounds good to me all year round.

Slow Cooker Banana Bread Recipe with Cinnamon Chips

Banana Bread in the Slow Cooker?

On my search for a new unique banana bread recipe to try, I found Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Banana Bread here.

I’ve heard of slow cooker bread recipes, so I thought I’d give one a whirl myself.

Ever since my Instant Pot purchase, the Crock-Pot has been collecting dust. I also burnt Mike out on Crock-Pot dinners.

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He’s now convinced that everything from the slow cooker tastes the same.

He even thought the slow cooker banana bread would most definitely taste like chicken.

Crockpot banana bread

I modified the recipe I linked above a bit. I used my 6-quart Crock-Pot and the bread burnt a little.

I adjusted the baking time below to what I believe it should be. The bread still turned out good but was noticeably overcooked.

The texture was like baked bread, and it most definitely didn’t taste like chicken. 😉

Banana bread in the Crockpot

Play around with add-ins like nuts or different flavor chips. I am happy to know that slow cooker breads turn out well.

There are so many times when the oven is already in use, or I just don’t feel like turning it on.

Using the slow cooker to make bread opens up a lot of options to make quick breads more often.

In fact, here’s another successful slow cooker cake we made – Peanut Butter Slow Cooker Cake.

No More Wasting Bananas

We can’t seem to buy the proper amount of bananas for our household.

Either Mike plows through them, or we end up with several rotting on the counter.

I love banana bread, so I can’t wait to play around with more slow cooker bread ideas.

Making bread in the slow cooker will come in handy around the holidays when the oven is packed with Christmas cookies and treats, too.

Please share this recipe with anyone you know who loves to use their Crockpot, or who loves banana bread.

Yield: 8 servings

Slow Cooker Banana Bread Recipe

Slow Cooker Banana Bread Recipe

When the oven is in use, make banana bread in your slow cooker! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes


  • 3 bananas, overripe
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon chips


  1. Mix together all the wet ingredients. Mash the bananas first if you'd like. I threw it all into my mini stand mixer.
  2. Stir together all the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix to combine.
  4. Fold in the chips. I don't think I used enough chips. Feel free to increase the amount.
  5. Spray your slow cooker with baking spray and pour the mixture in. I ran out of baking spray and pretty much sprayed out air. I think that's another reason why my edges burned.
  6. Place a paper towel under the lid to help absorb moisture. Remove the paper towel during the last half hour of cooking.
  7. Cook on high for 2 hours.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 2gSugar: 35gProtein: 5g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Banana bread in the slow cooker and on a plate.

Have you ever tried slow cooker banana bread or any slow cooker breads? 

Maddie Allen

Sunday 10th of December 2017

Making banana bread used to be a family tradition but I haven't done it in years! The cinnamon chips are a great idea, I'll definitely add them next time.

elicia p

Thursday 27th of July 2017

Seriously my mouth watered when I opened up the blog and saw this. Who knew this is so easy to make. I will trying it. Oh and my husband blows through bananas crazy too.

Sarah L

Tuesday 25th of July 2017

I haven't tried cinnamon chips, but I like the concept.


Wednesday 15th of April 2020

I just made banana bread with chocolate chips in my crock pot for my first time ever it was amazing

Holly Thomas

Tuesday 25th of July 2017

This sounds awesome, I had no idea you could use a slow cooker for this.

Maryann D.

Saturday 22nd of July 2017

Slow Cooker Banana Bread Recipe with Cinnamon Chips seems absolutely wonderful. I have never made something like this before with my slow cooker, but would love to try.

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