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How to Make Cake Mix Banana Bread
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Cake Mix Banana Bread is not only quick and easy to make, it creates a fluffy delicious banana bread that is really hard to resist! This 4 ingredient banana bread recipe uses ingredients you likely already have on hand making it the perfect last minute snack.
If you’ve got some ripe bananas sitting on your counter (the spottier, the better), adding bananas to cake mix is one of the best ways to enjoy them! This recipe starts with a box of yellow cake mix as the base but really, any flavor of cake mix would be perfect! Spice cake, chocolate cake or even making it with white cake mix are other favorite versions!
You can use 3 to 4 bananas in this recipe, I usually add 3 but if I have an extra on the counter I just throw it in. If you use more bananas (of have large bananas), your bread may need a couple of extra minutes to bake through. Just keep an eye on it and as soon as a toothpick comes out clean, it’s ready.
One great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it by adding your favorite add-ins. We love to add in chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips if we have them on hand or even chopped walnuts or pecans. When adding nuts or chocolate chips, they can often sink to the bottom of your bread or cakes. A quick fix for this is to toss them with a spoonful of flour before adding them to the batter, this will keep them evenly distributed throughout.
Cake Mix Banana Bread
- 3-4 ripe bananas
- 1 box yellow cake mix (dry mix only)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped nuts optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8"x4" loaf pans.
- Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add in eggs and stir until well combined.
- Add cake mix and stir. (Just the mix, not the eggs, oil, or water 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.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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We can’t wait to have you follow along too Addie!
This is such a quick and easy recipe and the bread is great! Thank you for the easiest banana bread recipe ever!
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.
Let us know what he thinks Virginia! But I am sure you nailed it! 🙂
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
That sounds delicious Ashley!
Can i use mason jars
I have only tried the recipe as written Jan. Let us know if you try the mason jars!
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!
You’re welcome Terry! Enjoy!
Can you use egg beaters instead of eggs ?
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!
Can I make it in crockpot??
I have only tried the recipe as written.
Can I use raisins and also can I use a bunt cake pan
I just love banana bread cake.
So glad to hear you love it Dolores!
Can I add vanilla and cinnamon to the yellow cake mix?
That would change it a little, but it sounds yummy! Let us know if you try it Pat!
I used fresh blueberries in the cake mix banana bread, instead of the choc. chips. Came out great
That sounds delicious! Great idea!
thinking of using a chocolate cake mix ????
Let me know how it turns out! Enjoy!
Could this bread be made with zucchini also?
I’ve only made the recipe as written. Let us know if you try it with zucchini Marilyn!
Can you use sugar free cake mix?
I do this with spice cake mix…delish!!
looks very yummy!!
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.
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.
Just made this and it is delicious!!
I was wondering if you have to use the chocolate chips.
What size pan do you use?
french toast made with banana bread is REALLY yummy 🙂