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 Muffins, Banana 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.
While I typically lean 100% homemade if I can, there are times when shortcuts are the perfect sanity saver.
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. 🙂
Recipe: Quick Banana Bread (using cake mix)
Summary: Using a box cake mix streamlines the prep time on this delicious quick banana bread.
- 1 package yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 – 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (3 regular sized)
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
- chocolate chips (optional)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix with egg and milk.
- Add bananas, beat for two minutes.
- Stir in pecans or chocolate chips, if desired.
- Pour into two greased 8×4 inch loaf pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool for ten minutes before removing from pan. Continuing cooling on wire rack.
Preparation time: 8 minute(s)
Cooking time: 40 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 12
This is one of my pinterest fails. I tried it once and the center of my bread collapsed.
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.
Perhaps the cake mix was used after it’s best before date? That’s the only thing I can think of!!!
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!