This easy and flavorful Cake Mix Banana Bread will be your new favorite recipe! Just 6 ingredients, a quick mix, and your banana bread is ready for the oven!
This cake mix banana bread recipe will change your life!
This banana bread cake mix hack is my secret to fresh baked soft and fluffy banana bread in a fraction of the time.
Adding bananas to yellow cake mix results in bread that is incredibly moist, fluffy, and delicious. When you want a quick snack to bake? Make homemade banana bread made with yellow cake mix!
I am no stranger to cake mix recipes, I love them for a shortcut to delicious baked goods! This banana bread is simple, only a few ingredients, and guaranteed to be a family favorite.
You can find the full recipe and instructions at the bottom of this post, but here are the ingredients that you will need to make banana bread.
- cake mix: a 15 oz box of yellow cake mix
- vanilla extract
- bananas: the riper the better!
- oil: olive oil, vegetable oil, or melted butter
How to make banana bread with yellow cake mix
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Step 1: Add your yellow cake mix, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, mashed overripe bananas, and oil to a large bowl. Mix well to combine.
Step 2: Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and pour the banana bread batter in, smoothing out the top.
Step 3: Bake the bread at 350 degrees for 50 – 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Be sure to allow loaf to cool completely before cutting it. This might be the hardest part, because the scent of fresh baked banana bread is irresistible!
Cake Mix Banana Bread FAQs
You will need a 15 oz box of yellow cake mix for this recipe.
Yes you can! Try changing up this recipe up by using chocolate cake mix, butter pecan cake mix, white cake mix, or spice cake mix. You may want to adjust the spices if you change the cake mix flavor.
Mix in ideas
- chocolate chips: Craving chocolate chip banana bread? Add in 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips into the batter before baking
- peanut butter chips
- butterscotch chips
- walnuts or pecans: to make this a banana nut bread
Do I have to add vanilla and cinnamon?
No you do not, I just love adding that classic cinnamon hint for my banana bread, but it would be delicious without it too!
Can I make these into muffins?
Yes, just divide the batter equally into greased muffin tins instead. Bake the banana muffins at 350 for 18-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
For a muffin specific recipe I created one for you! Try out these cake mix banana muffins.
This recipe creates 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.
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How to store
In the refrigerator: You can keep leftovers of this cake mix banana bread in the fridge for 5-7 days in an airtight container
Freezing banana bread for later: To freeze this loaf for later, allow it to cool completely, then place in an airtight freezer bag. You can also freeze individual slices wrapped each in cling wrap, then store in an airtight container in the freezer for around a month.
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- 15 oz box of yellow cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 ⅓ cups mashed overripe bananas
- ⅓ cup oil (or melted butter)
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix until combined
- Grease a loaf pan and pour the batter in, smoothing out the top
- Bake the banana bread at 350 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
- 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:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 324mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g