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Cake Mix Banana Nut Bread

Updated January 11, 2024

Got a few extra bananas sitting on your counter? It’s the perfect excuse to bake up a loaf or two of banana bread. Betty Maker Dorothy Kern gives Betty’s Easy Cake-Mix Banana Bread a crunchy, earthy twist by adding chopped nuts to the batter instead of chocolate chips.

Yes, that’s right: you can make banana bread with Betty Crocker™ Yellow Cake Mix! This amazing shortcut makes it incredibly simple to bake banana bread anytime the craving strikes. In Dorothy’s recipe for Cake Mix Banana Nut Bread, she substitutes crunchy chopped nuts for the chocolate chips, which adds great texture and cuts down on sugar, too. The bread gets super moist from the cake mix and has the perfect amount of sweet. Plus, it’s easy to freeze, so if you’re loaded with ripe bananas you can make a couple extra loaves and pop them in the freezer.

Dorothy’s Cake Mix Banana Nut Bread is such a traditional, satisfying quick bread: you can enjoy it for breakfast or dessert, or you can slice it up and snack on it during the day. You’ve got to try this crunchy, nutty take on a Betty Crocker classic—you’ll go bananas!

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Inspired by: Easy Cake Mix Banana Bread

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Dorothy’s Tips

  • Freeze overripe bananas in their peels if you can’t bake bread right away. Then simply defrost them and cut open to use in recipes.
  • You can also bake this in two 9x5-inch loaf pans.
  • For a fruity twist, you can swap in blueberries instead of the nuts!

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