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Cake Mix Banana Bread

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Cake mix banana bread is a quick and easy way to enjoy my favorite bread recipe.  Made using just four ingredients, and is simple to make and tastes delicious. It’s the easiest banana bread recipe you’ll ever make!

Looking for more ways to use those bananas? Here are a few of our favorite banana recipes: Frozen Banana Ice Cream, Chocolate Marble Banana Bread, and The Best Banana Bars.

This simple and tasty cake mix banana bread has just four ingredients, and is so delicious. It's the easiest banana bread you'll ever bake!

Short Cut Banana Bread

If there’s one smell in particular that always smells like home to me, it’s the smell of banana bread baking in the oven. It seriously makes the whole house smell heavenly. I make banana bread often, since we never seem to use our bananas up before they turn brown, and I love seeing the smiles on my kids’ faces when they come home from school and smell fresh banana bread.

I have a favorite easy banana bread recipe that I use often and love, but when I’m short on time or feeling lazy, this cake mix banana bread is my go-to recipe. It’s so quick and easy to make, and it always turns out fantastic!

How To Make Cake Mix Banana Bread

Prep – Preheat your oven to 350 degree F.  Line your bread pan with parchment paper and also give it a small shot of baking spray.

Ingredients – Starting with a yellow cake mix for this recipe makes this banana bread so quick and easy! Beyond the cake mix, you’ll just need ripe bananas, eggs, and vanilla.  It’s so simple!

a box of yellow cake mix, 3 eggs, vanilla and a small bunch of bananas sitting on a counter

Mash It Real Good – You’ll want to mash your bananas well so the banana flavor is evenly distributed in the bread. I like to use a potato masher, but you can use a fork or even a hand mixer instead. This is always my kids’ favorite part of the process to help with.

bananas being mashed in a light blue mixing bowl

Mix It – After you have mashed your bananas, add in the eggs and vanilla and then mix until it’s fully blended.  To finish the batter, you’ll add in the cake mix and mix it together until it has just combined.  Once mixed, pour the batter into a bread pan, and you’re ready to bake.

cake mix banana bread batter in a bread pan that is lined with parchment paper

Bake It – Bake the bread until the top is golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. This cake mix banana bread has the perfect sweet banana flavor, and it is so delicious!

a freshly baked loaf of banana bread in a metal bread pan

Recipe Tips

Line Your Pan – I always line my bread pans with parchment and grease them with cooking spray so that it’s quick and easy to lift the bread out. It also makes it way easier to wash the pan afterwards!

Allow The Banana Bread To Cool – It’s a good idea to let it cool most of the way before slicing it, so it will hold together better.

Easy Spreading – The cake mix batter for this banana bread can be a little sticky and tough to spread.  Spray your spatula with a little cooking spray so the batter won’t stick to the spatula.

Freezing & Storage

Storing – You’ll want to make sure your banana bread is completely covered in plastic wrap or place it in a Ziploc bag for storage.  Otherwise, it will dry out pretty quick if left uncovered.

Freezing – Before freezing your bread, wrap the loaf in plastic wrap and then cover it with foil.  The bread will stay fresh for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to enjoy the banana bread, give it a couple of hours to thaw on the counter.

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a loaf of banana bread made using cake mix with three slices cut off the end of the loaf
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Cake Mix Banana Bread

This simple and tasty cake mix banana bread has just four ingredients, and is so delicious. It's the easiest banana bread you'll ever bake!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, fruit
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 230 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 box yellow cake mix

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a bread pan with parchment or foil, and spray with cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, mash the bananas. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix until blended. Add the cake mix, and mix until just combined.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool before slicing and serving.
Nutrition Facts
Cake Mix Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

looking down on a loaf of banana bread made using cake mix with three thick slices cut from one end

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