When time is tight or ingredients are short, this super easy recipe for cake mix banana bread is the solution!

Moist and fluffy 4 ingredient banana bread is so easy to make, you’ll want to keep boxes of cake mix on hand all the time!

A quick dessert or snack can be always at the ready with this simple recipe!

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Best Cake Mix Banana Bread

  • We love time and labor-saving hacks which this recipe delivers!
  • This recipe for banana bread has all the homemade goodness of a scratch recipe without all the work!
  • Two loaf pans are made instead of one, so you get twice as much for half the work!
  • Enjoy this tasty treat with your morning cuppa, tuck a slice into a backpack or briefcase, or as an after school snack!
cake mix , eggs , chocolate chips and ripe bananas with labels to make Cake Mix Banana Bread

4 Ingredient Banana Bread

Bananas – Ripe bananas pack the sweetest flavor and blend better than fresh and firm bananas, but still can be used. For a pop of extra banana flavor, add a teaspoon of banana extract, if desired.

Cake Mix – Yellow cake mix will showcase the flavor of the bananas but you can also use a spice cake, a chocolate cake, or any flavor that goes with bananas.

Add-Ins – Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, toasted walnuts or pecans, and even frozen berries will make a new recipe every time (but are optional).

How to Make Cake Mix Banana Bread

This recipe is simple to whip up:

  1. While oven is preheating, mash bananas and mix them with eggs (per recipe below).
  2. Add the box cake mix (do not add any extra oil or eggs)
  3. Add in any extras like chocolate chips or nuts, if using.
  4. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake.

Recipe Tips for Success!

  • Many boxed cake mixes are no longer 13.5 oz, so check the outside of the box to be sure you have the right size of cake mix.
  • Room-temperature eggs will whip up faster and easier than cold eggs, for the best results, set the eggs out while you are preparing the loaf pans and mashing the bananas.
  • If adding chocolate chips, nuts, or berries, toss them in a few tablespoons of flour before adding to the mix in Step 4. This will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the cake.
  • For easy and even slicing, make sure the bread is fully cooled. Gently cut in 1 ½” slices with a bread knife or use an unflavored piece of dental floss and pull down evenly on both sides using both hands for perfect slices every time.
  • Use leftover banana bread to make French toast sticks for the kids!
Cake Mix Banana Bread cut into thick slices

Storage Solutions

Keep cake mix banana bread in a covered container or bread bag at room temperature for up to 3 days, if pre-sliced, keep the slices wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Freeze a whole cooled loaf or slices by wrapping it in plastic wrap and freeze for up to one month.

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Cake Mix Banana Bread

Make tender fluffy cake mix banana bread quickly and easily with just 3 ingredients!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 slices
Author Holly



  • 3 medium ripe bananas (1½ cups mashed banana)
  • 1 box yellow cake mix (dry mix only) 13.25 ounces
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped nuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350℉.  Grease and flour two 8"x4" loaf pans.
  • In a large bowl, mash bananas, then add eggs and mix until combined.
  • Add cake mix and stir (add only the mix, not the ingredients that the box calls for).
  • Add chocolate chips or nuts if using. Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.



  • Set eggs out to come to room temperature before adding to the recipe.
  • Toss any add-ins with flour before adding to the batter to prevent them from sinking to the bottom.
  • Cool loaf completely before slicing.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 67mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

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  1. 5 stars
    This is such a quick and easy recipe and the bread is great! Thank you for the easiest banana bread recipe ever!

  2. I made mine per recipe minus chocolate chips. I dont bake so waiting for hubby to try it first. He’s my sweet Guinea pig and he usually is the one who bakes. So waiting to see if he likes it.

  3. I would add strawberries and white chocolate chips. Or adding cinnamon and the spice mix with vanilla extract to make it taste like fall dessert 

  4. 4 stars
    I made this in a 13 x 9 inch pan, it was done in 25 minutes. I used butterscotch chips because that’s what I had on hand. It smells heavenly can’t wait until it’s cool enough to eat. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. I have only tried the recipe as written, so can’t say for sure, but I think that would work. Let us know if you try it Christine!

  5. It’s out of the oven and looks beautiful. I did add 1cup of shredded zucchini and 1tblsp of cinnamon. It smells awesome. I baked it in a bread pan for 70 minutes.

  6. My version is in the oven right now. I added 1 cup of shredded zucchini and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. I’m making it in a bread pan. I’ll let you know how it turns out.