One Good Thing A Day – Project Day 31 – Rice Cooker Banana Bread

We bought bananas last week and didn’t get a chance to eat them….or just plain forgot (>_<) I really wanted to make banana bread but of course don't have the luxury or the space for an oven, but then I wondered if I could do it in the rice cooker......and...... Success!

I decided to make it as low in fat as possible without having it taste like “health food”.


1 egg
3 tbs soft butter
1/4 cup soy milk
1-1¼ cup mashed ripe bananas
1¼ cup baking flour
1/4 cup rye flour
1/4 – 1/3 cup raw or brown sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cooking oil (for inside the rice cooker)

In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients (baking powder, baking soda, flour and salt)

In a smaller bowl, thoroughly mix the egg, milk and sugar

Add the wet ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and stir in the softened butter and mashed bananas.

Mix everything together until it’s fairly smooth.

Grease the inside of the rice cooker bowl with the teaspoon of oil and add the mixture.

Keep the rice cooker on a normal setting and cook twice (or until it’s no longer soggy on top) before flipping the banana bread and cooking it for two more runs.

* The cooking time will certainly vary from one rice cooker brand to another -I have a 3-cup Sanyo style.


  1. carolbrowne
    Feb 25, 2011

    You can cook banana bread in the rice cooker? AMAZING! I am going to try this for sure!

    Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • Miho
      Feb 26, 2011

      Yes, I certainly recommend it. It’s quick and comes out nice and moist *^_^*

  2. Pola
    Jun 17, 2011

    I’m going to try it in my rice cooker tonight!


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