🧁Banana Bread with Cake Mix Recipe

Banana Bread with Cake Mix Recipe: Did you know you only need 4 ingredients to make the most moist and flavorful banana bread ever? This Banana Bread with Cake Mix takes just minutes to prep and is absolutely delicious!

🧁Banana Bread with Cake Mix Recipe


  • 1 (15.25 oz) box cake mix (I recommend yellow or Funfetti, but you can use any flavor)
  • 1 ½ cup mashed banana (from about 3 large ripe bananas)
  •  cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly oil or butter a 9×5″ metal loaf pan.
  • Put cake mix in a large bowl and stir in mashed banana, oil, and eggs until just combined, taking care not to over-mix.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.


  • Bake for 44-48 minutes, until edges are turning golden and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Slice and enjoy.

Cake flavor options

You just need a box of your favorite cake mix for this recipe, plus 3 other ingredients. But what type of cake mix you use is totally up to you and will change the flavor of the cake mix banana bread a bit. Here are some different options:

  • Yellow cake mix
  • Funfetti cake mix
  • White cake mix
  • Strawberry cake mix
  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Spice cake mix
  • Lemon cake mix
  • Butter pecan cake mix
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch cake mix


Q1. 🍰 Can you use cake mix for banana bread?

Yes, you can! Cake mix has several banana bread ingredients built into it, so if you have a box of cake mix, you only need 3 other ingredients to make the quick bread.

When you use a box of cake mix, you can eliminate the flour, sugar, baking powder, vanilla, and salt that you’d use in a from scratch banana bread recipe. That means you have fewer ingredients to purchase or to get out of your pantry!


Most people will never know you used a box of mix to make the banana bread, though if you use Funfetti, they may detect some of that classic Funfetti flavor.

The banana bread may also be a tad bit sweeter than you’re used to. Though I don’t add any additional sugar to my recipe, there is plenty of sugar in the cake mix and, of course, in the bananas.

Q2. 🍌 How to make banana bread with cake mix

Making this banana bread with cake mix couldn’t be any easier! You’ll minimal dishes and it takes just 5 minutes to put together.


The hardest part is probably mashing the banana. You’ll need about 3 large ripe bananas to get 1 ½ cups of mashed banana.

I use a potato masher to mash it.

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