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Easy Cake-Mix Banana Bread

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24

Mix up the batter for this classic bread in just fifteen minutes. Eight easy variations allow you to customize the add-ins for a more personal touch. ...MORE+ LESS-

Brooke Lark Brooke Lark
June 17, 2015

Ingredients

Easy Cake Mix Banana Bread (Basic Recipe)

1
box Betty Crocker™ cake mix (choose cake mix flavor from recipe variations below)
1/3
cup oil
3
eggs
1 1/2
cups mashed bananas (3 to 4 medium)
Additional ingredients as required for variations below

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans with cooking spray; lightly flour pans.
  • 2
    Select your favorite banana bread recipe variation from those below.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat all ingredients above plus ingredients from selected variation below until well mixed. Divide batter evenly between pans.
  • 4
    Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of loaves comes out clean and inside of cracks do not look wet. Cool 15 minutes in pans on cooling racks. Remove loaves from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 2 hours, to prevent crumbling when slicing. For easier slicing, store loaves tightly covered 24 hours. Cut with serrated knife, using a light sawing motion.

Expert Tips

  • Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Banana Bread:

    Chocolate cake mix

    1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

    (For easier slicing, do not store loaves in refrigerator.)

  • Chocolate Chip-Banana Bread:

    Yellow cake mix

    1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

    (For easier slicing, do not store loaves in refrigerator.)

  • Banana Split Bread:

    Cherry chip cake mix

    1 jar (6 oz) maraschino cherries, each cut in half

    1/2 cup chopped almonds

    Serve slices of bread with a drizzle of hot fudge sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.

  • Banana-Butterscotch Bread:

    Butter pecan cake mix

    1 bag (12 oz) butterscotch chips (2 cups)

    (For easier slicing, do not store loaves in refrigerator.)

  • Cinnamon-Sugar Banana Bread:

    White cake mix

    2 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar

    Before baking, sprinkle cinnamon-sugar over batter in pans.

  • Strawberry-Banana Bread:

    Strawberry cake mix

    1 cup frozen strawberries, thawed, drained and chopped

  • Spiced Banana-Cream Cheese Swirl Bread:

    Spice cake mix

    1 package (8 oz) cream cheese mixed with 1 egg and 1/2 cup sugar

    Spread one-quarter of batter in each loaf pan. Spread half of cream cheese mixture over batter in each pan. Swirl remaining batter over cream cheese layer in pans.

  • Hawaiian Banana Bread:

    White cake mix

    1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped

    1 cup shredded coconut

    (For easier slicing, do not store loaves in refrigerator.)

  • Freeze overripe bananas until you have enough to make this luscious banana bread. Just pop them, peel and all, into the freezer. They can stay there for up to 3 months!
  • Grease and flour your pans before pouring the batter into them, and you'll have a lot less of a mess to clean up afterward. To grease them properly, your pans need to be sprayed with a good layer of cooking spray and then tossed with 2 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour until all sides of each pan are coated with flour. Gently tap out any excess flour. Your pans are now ready for the batter and baking!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
85mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
21g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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