How To Make Banana Bread With Cake Mix


In this article, I am going to show you how to make banana bread with cake mix. If you are looking for an easy dessert to make then you have come to the perfect place. This is a great way to make delicious banana bread without having to use overly ripe bananas.

Cake mix banana bread? Yes! Cake mix banana bread is one of my favorite dessert recipes. It’s a unique way to bake with cake mix and it tastes great. Learn how to make banana bread with cake mix and make it today.

Cake Mix Banana Bread

Easy, moist, super flavorful cake mix banana bread recipe. Just 6 ingredients, a quick mix, and your banana bread is ready for the oven!

banana bread loaf being cut into slices

This banana bread cake mix hack is my secret to fresh baked banana bread in a fraction of the time.

Adding bananas to yellow cake mix results in bread that is incredibly moist, fluffy, and delicious. 

When you want a quick snack to bake? Make homemade banana bread made with yellow cake mix! 

I am no stranger to cake mix recipes, I love them for a shortcut to delicious baked goods!

Just like some of my other cake mix recipes: cake mix blueberry muffinscake mix brownies, yellow cake mix cookieschocolate cake mix cookiescake mix chocolate chip muffins, and cake mix cookie bars, this banana bread is simple, only a few ingredients, and guaranteed delicious. 

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Just look at that super fluffy texture! 

banana bread sliced with a banana in the background

How to make banana bread with yellow cake mix

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Step 1: Add your yellow cake mix, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, mashed overripe bananas, and oil to a large bowl. Mix well to combine.

Step 2: Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and pour the banana bread batter in, smoothing out the top.

Step 3: Bake the bread at 350 degrees for 50 – 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

Be sure to allow loaf to cool completely before cutting it. This might be the hardest part, because the scent of fresh baked banana bread is irresistible!


This quick recipe for Easy 3 Ingredient Banana Bread is delicious!  I could not believe how good it was with such simple ingredients. All you need is 3-4 ripe bananas, eggs, and a box of cake mix. Yes, you can make great tasting banana bread with a box of your favorite cake mix.

Easy 3 Ingredient Banana Bread


I had bananas that were getting over-ripe that I needed to use so I decided to try this easy recipe. I quickly mixed all the ingredients together to create this delicious treat.

Simply mash the bananas in a large bowl, then add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Spray 2 small loaf pans or 1 large loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and divide the batter and pour into two loaf pans. You can even make muffins. seconds of 1 minute, 2 secondsVolume 0% 

Easy 3 Ingredient Banana Bread

Next, I topped one of the loaves with mini chocolate chips. I love chocolate chips on everything, well almost everything so I decided to add them to one loaf. Next, I put them in the oven and baked at for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees.  You might need to bake a little longer if using 1 loaf pan.

Easy 3 Ingredient Banana Bread

Best of all you can easily make this gluten free when you use a gluten free cake mix or you can use a sugar free cake mix!  Without the additional oil this is actually a lower fat version of traditional banana bread.  Some readers think it has a bit of cake texture, but my family thought it was great.

I like to keep yellow cake mix on hand and make this when I have surprise company visit.  It is also nice to be able to make when I have over ripened bananas on hand. Another great tip is to use a spice cake mix.  Our readers tell us that makes an amazing loaf of bread!

I do love this delicious warm banana bread right off the of the cooling rack.  If you have extra simply store in an airtight container.  It makes great housewarming gifts too! It is an easy recipe to use over-ripen bananas.

Easy 3 Ingredient Banana Bread

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  • 3-4 whole ripe bananas
  • 1 box yellow cake mix (you can also use gluten free, sugar free or other flavor)
  • 2 large eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Smash bananas in a large bowl, then add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Spray 2 small loaf pans or 1 large loaf pan with non stick cooking spray.
  • Fill the pans (or pan) with batter.
  • Bake at for 35-40 minutes – you might need to bake longer if using 1 loaf pan.

Cake Mix Banana Bread

This Cake Mix Banana Bread recipe is easy to make and has the perfect crumb. This recipe will work in two bread pans, four mini pans, or even a bundt pan!

This recipe has just six ingredients: cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla, and sugar. It serves 16 and costs $2.59 to make. That’s just 16¢ per serving!

Cake Mix Banana Bread is perfect for baking for your family or wrapping up and delivering to a friend in need or as a neighbor gift during the holidays. Check out the picture before the recipe card for wrapping inspiration. 

Finished Cake Mix Banana Bread with text overlay for Pinterest.

Cake Mix Banana Bread

Find someone who doesn’t love banana bread. Nearly impossible, right? Now find us someone who has lots of time to spend baking banana bread. Just as impossible, right?!

Recipe Video for Cake Mix Banana Bread:

Cake Mix Banana Bread

No matter what stage of life we’re currently in, we are all busy with our daily activities. We have a trick that gives you that “made from scratch” taste that we all crave without all the work of making it from scratch. 

Have you guessed the secret trick to this recipe yet? Yep, we are making banana bread using a yellow cake mix!

What!? Yes, it is true. That’s the big secret.

Everyone will think you spent hours making this when it is just a few minutes of prep work. Let the cake mix do all the hard work for you. This bread is excellent for gifting during the holiday season for precisely this reason.

Banana bread made with a cake mix is the easiest cooking hack to save you time. You can serve it with breakfast, brunch, or as a snack.

Cake Mix Banana Bread made in 3 differnt pans: regular bread pans, small bread pans, and bundt pans.

What can I use if I don’t have a loaf pan for banana bread?

No need to worry! We’ve got you covered. We are sharing three different ways to make this recipe. You can use mini loaf pans or even a bundt pan! Just follow the instructions in the recipe below. 

Can bananas be too ripe for banana bread?

Once your banana is pale, soft, and brown, it is too ripe to eat. No one likes a mushy banana!

The only time a mushy banana is acceptable is when it is in bread. Banana bread loves soft bananas. They are perfect.

However, if your banana is black, then that is no Bueno.

A black banana is way too ripe for even banana bread and should be put in the trash. Freeze those ripe bananas to use later if you do not have time to make banana bread once they turn brown. This way, you will never waste a banana again. 

How do I make sure my banana bread is moist?

When preparing to make the banana bread use overly ripe bananas; this gives the bread plenty of banana flavor and helps make the bread moist. A way to keep your banana bread fresh and moist after baking it is by storing it in an airtight container, in foil, or plastic wrap. Banana bread is best when stored at room temperature. 

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