Rice-Cooker Banana Bread

Try this banana bread recipe you can make in your rice-cooker
Rice-Cooker Banana Bread


This recipe is basically a steamed cake. Here we use bananas to flavor the bread, but you could adapt most quick breads or muffin recipes for the rice cooker based on the ratios in this recipe.


  • 3 bananas, ripe
  • 1/3 Cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 Cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup walnuts, chopped


In stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the bananas, butter, and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing to incorporate. Add the vanilla extract and vanilla bean. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients in two batches to the wet ingredients. Mix just to incorporate. Finally, fold in the nuts.

Grease the inside of your rice maker, and pour in the batter. Cook for about 90 minutes or two cycles on your rice cooker. Remove the bread and serve.

Rice Shopping Tip

Rice is enjoyed in almost all cuisines and is readily available globally. For a simple side dish to any meat or vegetable entrée, rice is a great complement.

Rice Cooking Tip

Be sure you are using the correct type of rice needed to obtain the result you are looking for. Long grain rice stays fluffy and individual while shorter grain rice is starchier. Also, rinse all rice before use.

Rice Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.