Making this cake mix banana bread is easy with just a few ingredients for an easy, super flavourful cake. If you’ve got some ripe bananas sitting on your counter, adding bananas to cake mix is one of the best ways to enjoy them! This recipe starts with a box of yellow cake mix as the base but really, any flavor of cake mix would be perfect! Spice cake, chocolate cake or even making it with white cake mix are other favorite versions. By using the cake mix, you can sidestep all the measuring and sifting. Add a hearty dollop of sour cream and a cup of mini chocolate chips to the equation and you’re guaranteed to up the moist and flavor factors to make this the best. banana. bread. ever.

As always before you start make sure your oven is preheated to 350 degrees Celcius. The first ingredients you want t work with is the bananas, you want to make sure they are nice and mashed up that way it is easy to mix up. You can use a bean masher to get this all nice and mashed. once the bananas are all nice and mashed, add in all the ingredients, so place the bananas in the stand mixer then add melted butter, eggs, and your cake mix, just dump it over there and you are ready to mix. If you don’t like bananas, you can substitute them with one cup of any type of vegetable or fruit that you prefer. Once you are done mixing the ingredients with your mixer, pour the batter into the bread loaf so.

Grease your baking tins so they don’t stick then place them into the oven for around one hour. One great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it by adding your favorite add-ins. When adding nuts or chocolate chips, they can often sink to the bottom of your bread or cakes. A quick fix for this is to toss them with a spoonful of flour before adding them to the batter, this will keep them evenly distributed throughout.


  • 15 oz box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix until combined
  2. Grease a loaf pan and pour the batter in, smoothing out the top
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 – 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  4. Allow cooling completely before cutting