Wondering how to make your banana muffins light and fluffy? This recipe for cake mix banana muffins is so easy and results in the best banana muffins in a fraction of the time.
Using a box of cake mix is one of our favorite hacks for making simple homemade treats in a fraction of the time.
These easy cake mix banana muffins are made with simple ingredients and come out so light and fluffy.
Ever since I made banana bread with cake mix, I knew I needed to create a banana muffin recipe too.
Some of our favorite cake mix treats include cake mix blueberry muffins, cake mix brownies, cake mix chocolate chip cookies, cake mix chocolate chip muffins, and cake mix cookie bars.
Ingredients to make cake mix banana muffins
- yellow cake mix
- vanilla extract
- overripe bananas
How to make cake mix banana muffins
Step 1: Whisk together the vanilla extract, cinnamon, mashed banana, and melted butter.
I have found the key to the perfect not mushy banana muffins is to measure exactly how much banana instead of just using 3 or 4 bananas.
Step 2: Add the eggs to the batter and whisk until combined.
Step 3: Add the box of yellow cake mix and stir it into the batter with a rubber spatula until just combined. Do not over mix.
Your batter should look like this.
Step 4: Line a muffin tin with liners and distribute the banana muffin batter evenly into 12 muffin cups.
Step 5: Bake the cake mix banana muffins at 350 degrees for 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Your kitchen will be smelling like delicious banana bread at this point!
Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then gently remove them to cool on a wire cooling rack.
How to store leftover muffins
Once completely cooled, transfer the muffins to an airtight bag or container and store in the fridge for several days, if they last that long!
These are so incredibly fluffy and moist and the perfect sweetness.
If you love banana bread, these muffins are a must make!
They are so simple to throw together and make your house smell like a bakery.
Eat them as is or spread with butter as we like to do.
Another great way to use a box of cake mix!
Everyone enjoyed these and they were gone in a day at our house.
Recipe mix ins and swaps
Make these your own with your favorite mix ins!
Add in some chopped nuts for banana nut muffins, or semi sweet chocolate chips to make chocolate chip banana muffins.
Cake Mix: Don’t have yellow cake mix on hand?
Use a box of vanilla or white cake mix instead.
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Cake Mix Banana Muffins
How to make light and fluffy banana muffins using a box of yellow cake mix!
- 15 oz yellow cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 ⅓ cups mashed overripe bananas (around 3-4 bananas)
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- Whisk together the vanilla extract, cinnamon, mashed banana, and melted butter. Add the eggs and whisk again to combine.
- Add the yellow cake mix and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Distribute the muffin batter into 12 lined muffin cups
- Bake the banana muffins at 350 degrees for 20 - 23 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
- Cool the muffins for 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge once cooled
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 316mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g
Dolores Hansen Nelson
Sunday 16th of April 2023
Made these today and they are great! I added about a cup of light raisins and about a cup of chopped brazil nuts, so I had almost twice as many muffins. (I have a daughter named Joy.)
Friday 5th of May 2023
So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Always fun to hear of another Joy :)
Monday 10th of April 2023
I use a spice cake mix. They come out sooo good. Eliminate the cinnamon.
Friday 5th of May 2023
Saturday 7th of May 2022
Hubby is allergic to wheat. Do you think an almond flour cake mix would work? THanks!
Sunday 6th of November 2022
@marian, I used gluten free almond flour yellow mix but since it was only 12.2 oz of cake mix i had to use two smaller bananas and cut down the butter to 4 tablespoons. It came out a little on the very moist side so make sure middle is cooked. I tried a second time, this time I added 1/2 cup of crushed walnut and used ingredients as written in recipe and it came out perfect.
Tuesday 17th of May 2022
I cannot recommend a substitution without trying it first. Almond flour typically is a much different texture in recipes.