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Cake Mix Banana Bread

Easy, moist, super flavorful cake mix banana bread recipe. Just 6 ingredients, a quick mix, and your banana bread is ready for the oven!

a slice of cake mix banana bread with butter on it

Adding bananas to cake mix results in bread that is incredibly moist, fluffy, and delicious. 

When you want a quick snack to bake?

Banana bread made with yellow cake mix! 

Just like my other cake mix recipes: cake mix brownies, chocolate cake mix cookies, and cake mix cookie bars, and cake mix chocolate chip cookies, this recipe is simple, only a few ingredients, and guaranteed delicious. 

Just look at that super fluffy texture! 

banana bread sliced with a banana in the background


How to make banana bread with yellow cake mix

Add your cake mix, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, mashed overripe bananas, and olive oil to a large bowl. 

ingredients from an overhead view: two bananas, two eggs, olive oil, cinnamon, and yellow cake mix

Grab your mixers and beat until well combined.

This is a great recipe for kids to help make!

My two year old helped whip this up with me and had a blast. 

Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and pour the batter in, smoothing out the top.

ingredients mixed together in a mixing bowl from an overhead view

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 – 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

Be sure to allow loaf to cool completely before cutting for easiest results!


four slices of banana bread stacked

What cake mix should I use?

Just a box of your favorite cake mix will work!

Make sure it is close to 15 oz and not much larger. 

Can I use other flavors of cake mix?

Yes you can!

Maybe you’re in the mood for a chocolate banana bread or a cinnamon spiced banana bread! 

banana bread loaf sliced

Can I add chocolate chips?

Yes, this recipe is very customizable!

Add in some chocolate chips, nuts, or your favorite mix in to make it your own!

sliced cake mix banana bread from a side view

Do I have to add vanilla and cinnamon?

Nope, I just love adding that classic cinnamon hint for my banana bread, but it would be delicious without it too!

The result is super fluffy, sweet, perfect banana bread. 

Adding bananas to cake mix can be a great way to use up ingredients you already have on hand and make a delicious treat!

Mash those overripe bananas up, add in your cake mix, eggs, oil, and spice and you are ready to go.

Simple, foolproof, and a family favorite. 

For another quick bread, be sure to try this cake mix pumpkin bread!

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Cake Mix Banana Bread Recipe

Yield: 1 loaf

Cake Mix Banana Bread

sliced banana bread

Easy and delicious cake mix banana bread made with yellow cake mix

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 15 oz box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (or melted butter)


  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix until combined
  2. Grease a loaf pan and pour the batter in, smoothing out the top
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  4. Allow to cool completely before cutting


You can substitute the olive oil for melted butter or vegetable oil.

Make it your own! Mix in whatever you like from chopped nuts to chocolate chips!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 324mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g

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Wednesday 30th of December 2020

Do you know if you need to adjust fro altitude?


Thursday 28th of May 2020

I have tried your Cake mix cookie bars and they were wonderful! What I'm wanting to do now is cross your cake mix banana bread recipe with that one, so that essentially I would end up with Banana bread [chocolate chip] cookie bars. Would that work? And if so, what size pan would I use, as the cookie bars were made in a 9x13 dish. Thank you!

Joy Shull

Saturday 6th of June 2020

That sounds like a great idea! I'm not sure what size dish would matter, just in that the bars would be thinner in a larger baking dish, and thicker in a smaller one, which would affect cooking time. Let me know if you try it, sounds delicious!

Nancy Fugate

Sunday 16th of June 2019

Why do you prefer olive oil? Does it change the taste?

Joy Shull

Sunday 16th of June 2019

I just use it since it is what I have on hand and use in most every recipe. I don't buy or use vegetable oil. You won't notice any taste difference!

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