November 20, 2017

Quick Banana Bread (using cake mix)


Easy Banana Bread using cake mix as a short cut.

I am all about making homemade banana bread. In fact, I’ve shared some delicious recipes in the past including Cream Cheese Banana Bread with Maple Glaze, Blueberry Banana MuffinsBanana Oatmeal Muffins (healthy and delicious), Pineapple Banana Muffins, my go to Banana Bars and the list could go on. 🙂

Yes, I’d say I use up a few ripe bananas in this house, but recently, when I went to make bread, my all-purpose flour was nearly gone. I decided to use a good ole fashioned cake mix that I keep on hand in cases of emergency.

Starting with a box cake mix, this easy banana bread whips up in minutes and is so delicious!

While I typically lean 100% homemade if I can, there are times when shortcuts are the perfect sanity saver.

We just love this easy banana bread since it starts with a short cut (cake mix)

This was definitely one of those times and we all loved it. You can keep it a basic recipe or throw in some pecans and/or chocolate chips to add texture like I did above.

Enjoy and hope this helps you out in a pinch just like it did me. 🙂


  1. This is one of my pinterest fails. I tried it once and the center of my bread collapsed.


    Jen Reply:

    Really? Was that with this exact recipe? It’s frustrating when that happens, but I bet it still tasted yummy. I wonder what went wrong since the core of the recipe is a cake mix.


  2. Perhaps the cake mix was used after it’s best before date? That’s the only thing I can think of!!!


  3. Mine stuck to the bottom of the pan (on both loaf pans) even though I sprayed generously with oil spray. It was also really hard to cut. I followed the recipe exactly. I think I might use parchment paper next time to pull it out easily. Regardless of the minor mishaps I had, the banana bread was deee -licious!


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