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Cake Mix Banana Bread

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert or breakfast, look no further than Cake Mix Banana Bread! With just a few simple ingredients, this easy banana bread recipe is both delicious and convenient. The result is a moist and flavorful Banana Bread that everyone will love. Give it a try and enjoy the delicious taste of homemade banana bread in no time!

Banana bread with a slice and a red kitchen towel

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Why You’ll Love This Cake Mix Banana Bread Recipe

There is nothing like eating a warm slice of freshly baked banana bread just out of the oven as a delicious treat. This quick bread is perfect for busy mornings or as an afternoon snack.

Plus, it’s an easy way to use up those overripe bananas that might otherwise go to waste. With just a few simple ingredients and one box of cake mix, you can whip up a tasty treat in no time at all. 

2 Loaves of Cake Mix Banana Bread

Why Use a Cake Mix for Banana Bread?

Using a cake mix as the base for your banana bread is a great way to cut down on time and effort. I’ve heard it called a “banana bread cake mix hack!”

By adding a few simple ingredients like eggs, butter or oil, sugar, and ripe bananas you can easily transform a box of your favorite cake mix into delicious homemade banana bread! 

To make banana bread with a cake mix, you replace the water that is called for, with smashed bananas. Bananas really make everything better, don’t they?

Cake Mix and ingredients to make banana bread.

Cake Mix Variations

Banana Bread in a loaf pan with a kitchen towel.

Cake Mix Banana Bread Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Cake Mix: Use your favorite cake mix flavor. I have used vanilla, white, and yellow cake mix.

Oil: Use a neutral-tasting oil like vegetable oil, canola oil, or corn oil. You can also use melted butter.

Eggs: Use large eggs for this recipe.

A bowl of mashed bananas.

Mashed Bananas: Use ripe bananas that are mashed until smooth. About 3-4 medium bananas should yield the 1 ½ cups called for in this recipe. 

Flour: I recommend using flour to dust your pans before baking. This will help prevent sticking and ensure even baking of the bread.

Optional Mix-Ins: Chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, walnuts, pecans, raisins, white chocolate chips, cinnamon, peanut butter chips, etc. 

A slice of banana bread.

How to Make Banana Bread With a Cake Mix

[1] Spray 2 loaf pans with cooking spray and dust with flour.

Loaf pans for banana bread

[2] Mash bananas with a fork or with a small food processor.

Ripe bananas in a food processor to make banana bread

[3] Add the eggs, oil, and mashed bananas to a large bowl and whisk together.

Wet ingredients for Cake Mix Banana Bread

[4] Sprinkle the cake mix over the wet ingredients and gently stir to combine, but don’t over-mix.

Cake mix to make banana bread

[5] Divide the banana bread batter between the two loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Banana bread batter in two loaf pans

[6] Remove the banana bread from the oven and allow to cool in the pans for 15 minutes.

Banana Bread cooling on a rack

[7] Transfer the loaves to a wire rack and allow to completely cool for 1-2 hours for easier slicing.

Sliced Cake Mix Banana Bread

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How to Store Banana Bread

This recipe will make two standard-size bread pans of banana bread.

If you don’t plan on eating it all in one sitting, it will usually last 1 or 2 days at room temperature or about 1 week in the refrigerator, stored in an airtight container or ziploc bag.

How to Freeze Cake Mix Banana Bread 

You can also freeze this perfect banana bread. Just wrap it in plastic wrap, followed by aluminum foil and it should last a couple of months.

To thaw it out, remove it from the freezer and allow it to come to room temperature on your kitchen counter. This should take about 2 hours.

Other Banana Recipes to Try:

A loaf of cake mix banana bread

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I keep my banana bread from sticking to the pan?

Make sure to spray the pans with cooking spray and dust them with flour before baking.

Can I make banana bread without a mixer?

Yes! You can easily stir everything together by hand.

How do I know when my banana bread is done baking?

Insert a knife or toothpick into the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, your bread is done baking.

Can I use other cake mix flavors to make banana bread?

Yes! You can use any flavor of cake mix you’d like in this easy recipe, such as spice, chocolate, or butter pecan. 

Final Thoughts

Banana bread with a cake mix is a delicious, easy way to make homemade banana bread in no time. With just a few simple ingredients and some ripe bananas, you can have warm, delicious banana bread right out of the oven!

Whether you use a spice or chocolate cake mix for flavor, this recipe is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

More Easy Cake Mix Recipes to Try: 

Cake Mix Banana Bread video:

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Banana Bread on a cutting board

Cake Mix Banana Bread

Yield: 2 Loaves
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This Cake Mix Banana Bread is easy and delicious to make with only 4 ingredients that are probably already in your pantry!


  • 1 Cake Mix (Vanilla, White, or Yellow)
  • 1/3 Cup Oil (Vegetable, Canola, or Corn)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups Mashed Bananas (About 4 medium)
  • Flour for dusting pans


  1. Spray loaf pans with cooking spray and dust with flour.
  2. Mash your bananas with a fork or with a small food processor.
  3. Add the eggs, oil, and mashed bananas to a mixing bowl and whisk together.
  4. Sprinkle the cake mix over the wet ingredients and gently stir to combine, but don't over mix.
  5. Divide the batter between the two loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove the banana bread from the oven and allow to cool in the pans for 15 minutes.
  7. Transfer the loaves to a cooling rack and allow to completely cool for 1-2 hours before slicing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 Slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 252mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

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