Easy Cake Mix Banana Bread Recipe

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Cake mix banana bread

Easy Banana Bread with Cake Mix

This cake mix banana bread recipe will be the easiest banana bread you’ll ever make. With just 3 main ingredients, you’ll probably already have everything on hand in your kitchen (except maybe the cake mix), and it should only take a couple of minutes to prepare your loaf for the oven.

On top of that, this banana bread with yellow cake mix tastes great! It may seem a bit weird at first to use cake mix to make banana bread, but it turns out really nice and moist and it’s super tasty. It’s definitely one you’ll want to make again.

If you want, you can substitute for 3 cups of shredded zucchini to make zucchini bread.

Ingredients for banana bread with yellow cake mix

Cake Mix Banana Bread Ingredients

As you can see from the photo above, the ingredients for this cake mix banana bread recipe are super simple:

  • 3 to 4 overripe bananas (about 1 1/2 cups mashed)
  • 1 box yellow or vanilla cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or nuts (optional)

Easy cake mix banana bread batter

How to Make Your Cake Mix Banana Bread

First, you’ll want to mash up your bananas real nicely. You can either do this by hand, or you can use a mixer (I used my KitchenAid). The mixer is definitely the easier route but doing it by hand is pretty easy as well.

After that, add your yellow cake mix and the other ingredients to your mashed banana mixture and mix it all up nicely. Once you do that your super simple cake mix banana bread batter is done. How easy was that?!

Cake mix banana bread ready to bake

Getting Ready to Bake the Banana Bread

Now you’ll have to decide whether you want one large banana loaf or two mini ones. I like to make a couple of mini ones so I can save one in the fridge for later.

Once you’ve decided, spray your large loaf pan or mini loaf pans with a non-stick cooking spray (you could also use butter). I also like to sprinkle some flour in there as well. After you’ve done that just pour your batter in and pop it in the oven!

Easy banana bread with cake mix

Enjoy Your Cake Mix Banana Bread!

This really is the easiest banana bread recipe ever. You can also customize it however you’d like! You can add chocolate chips, nuts, or you could even drizzle some Nutella on top (I like to spread peanut butter on my banana bread). My mouth is watering now!

Banana bread using cake mix

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Banana bread with yellow cake mix

Cake mix banana bread

Easy Cake Mix Banana Bread Recipe

Baking GOOD banana bread can be complicated. There are so many recipes out there that you may not know which one to choose. This Cake Mix Banana Bread recipe is great for a beginning baker or even an experienced one who is short on time! Cake Mix Banana Bread cuts almost all the measuring out (and therefore extra DISHES!) while producing a delicious, moist banana bread!
4.65 / 5 ( 14 Reviews )
Print Rate
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Serves: 20
Adjust Servings: 20


  • 3 to 4 overripe bananas about 1 1/2 cups mashed
  • 1 box yellow or vanilla cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or nuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C. Grease and flour 1 standard loaf pan or 4 mini loaf pans.
  • In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork or mixer beaters.
  • Add dry cake mix, eggs, and optional add-ins. Mix well.
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes for mini loaves, or 40-45 minutes for large loaf, until a toothpick inserted into the center of loaf comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

Substitute 3 cups shredded zucchini for the bananas to make zucchini bread!


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g
Ingredients: Banana, Cake Mix, Chocolate Chips, Egg
Meal Type: Breads, Desserts, #StayHome, Dairy Free, Meatless
Categories: Muffins and Quick Breads, Oven

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