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Banana bread on a white tray with slices.

Easy Banana Bread with Cake Mix

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Kara @ Quick and Easy Baking
This easy banana bread with cake mix is the easiest and quickest way to make a delicious banana bread that tastes like it's made from scratch.
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  • 1 (15 oz) box yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 3-4 medium bananas, overripe is best)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or chocolate chips (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Generously spray 2 (8 or 9 inch) loaf pans with cooking spray or grease and flour them.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients with an electric mixer on medium until well mixed. Divide the batter evenly between the two pans.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaves comes out with either a few moist crumbs on it or clean. (A crack will form along the top. This is normal.)
  • Remove the bread from the oven and set the pans on a cooling rack for about 20 minutes, then remove the loaves from the pans and let cool completely on the rack.
  • Make sure to let the bread cool completely before cutting or the bread tends to crumble.


If using light aluminum disposable pans, it will take longer for the loaves to bake, so they'll need to be checked periodically when baking.
Feel free to add raisins, white chocolate chips, chocolate chips and/or nuts to the batter.
This bread can be stored at room temperature, covered well with plastic wrap, or in an airtight container, for up to 6 days. It can also be kept in the refrigerator well covered if desired.
This bread is best eaten at room temperature or warmed up. You can also add a little butter to a slice and warm it up.
Nutritional values are an estimate. Make sure to check out the TIPS & FAQs for this recipe in the blog post, which may answer any questions you may have.
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Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 329IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg