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Cake Mix Banana Muffins

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.

banana muffins stacked on top of each other

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.

banana muffin cut in half with butter on one side

Ingredients to make cake mix banana muffins

  • yellow cake mix
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • overripe bananas
  • butter
ingredients to make cake mix banana muffins

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.

mashed banana, two eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract, and cinnamon

Step 2: Add the eggs to the batter and whisk until combined.

adding eggs to the muffin batter

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.

adding a box of yellow cake mix to the muffin batter

Your batter should look like this.

cake mix banana muffin batter mixed together

Step 4: Line a muffin tin with liners and distribute the banana muffin batter evenly into 12 muffin cups.

muffin batter in the muffin tin

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!

baked banana muffins in the muffin tin

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!

cake mix banana muffins on a cooling rack

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.

banana muffin with a bite taken out

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.

cake mix banana muffins on a wooden cutting board

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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banana muffin cut in half with butter on one side

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banana muffins stacked on top of each other

If you are searching for the perfect easy banana muffin recipe, give these a try!

Making muffins with cake mix is so good and you need to try it for yourself!

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banana muffins stacked on top of each other

Cake Mix Banana Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

How to make light and fluffy banana muffins using a box of yellow cake mix!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the vanilla extract, cinnamon, mashed banana, and melted butter. Add the eggs and whisk again to combine.
  2. Add the yellow cake mix and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Do not over mix.
  3. Distribute the muffin batter into 12 lined muffin cups
  4. Bake the banana muffins at 350 degrees for 20 - 23 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  5. Cool the muffins for 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge once cooled
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 316mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

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Kimberly

Friday 21st of July 2023

Made these last night and they are so yummy! Tastes just like banana bread but without all the ingredients and hassle! Highly recommend!

Joy Shull

Monday 24th of July 2023

so glad you enjoyed them!

ARLENE

Wednesday 19th of July 2023

I added about: 3/4 c raisins & 3/4 c nuts, finely crushed. Absolutely delicious & so easy to make (I also used cup cake liners).

Jean

Thursday 22nd of June 2023

Can I use white cake mix or even chocolate cake mix?

Joy Shull

Friday 23rd of June 2023

Yes! Any cake mix works

Abigail

Saturday 10th of June 2023

Hi. Can I use vegetable oil instead of butter? If so, how many should I use?

Joy Shull

Wednesday 14th of June 2023

Yes, in the same amount!

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.)

Joy Shull

Friday 5th of May 2023

So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Always fun to hear of another Joy :)

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