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A loaf of banana bread with a slice cut off of it.
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5 from 3 votes

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Cooling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, quick bread
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 219kcal
Cost: $2.59


  • cooling rack
  • mixing bowl
  • wire whisk
  • measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • 8x4-inch loaf pans OR bundt pan OR mini bread pans
  • spatula
  • bread knife


  • 15.25 ounces yellow cake mix
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cup mashed bananas about 3-4 bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar

MIX INS: (both optional)

  • 2 cups chocolate chips mini or regular
  • 1 cup nuts toasted and chopped (walnuts or pecans)



  • Move oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 8x4-inch bread pans with nonstick cooking spray. (Alternatively, grease a bundt pan or four mini bread pans, about 5 ½ x 3 ½-inch, if using).
    All of the pans you can use to make this banana bread recipe: bundt pan, small bread pans, and regular bread pans.


  • In a large bowl add cake mix, oil, eggs, bananas, and vanilla. Fold in any optional mix-ins at this time.
  • Whisk until just combined and no flour pockets remain.


  • Split the batter evenly between the two loaf pans (Or the 4 mini bread pans or the bundt pan if using). Smooth batter into an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the sugar evenly over the loaf pans (or bunt pan if using).


  • Bake the two 8x4-inch loaves for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Bake the 4 mini loaves for 20-25 minutes. Bake the bundt pan for 50-60 minutes.


  • Move bread pans to a wire rack and let them cool for 20 minutes. Then, remove the bread from the pans and cool completely, about 1 ½ - 2 hours.
  • The four mini loaves will need to cool 10 minutes in the pans, and then 45-60 minutes outside of the pans before slicing and serving.
  • The bundt cake loaf will need to cool for 30 minutes in the pan, and then two hours outside of the pan before slicing and serving.


  • Slice and serve! Or wrap in plastic wrap and ribbon for gifting.
    Overhead picture of loaves of banana bread.



Serving: 1slice | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg