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5 Ingredient Banana Bread

The easiest and BEST banana bread, made extra easy and extra tasty by using a vanilla cake mix.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American/Canadian
Servings 12
Calories 194 kcal


  • 1.5 cups banana mash about 3 medium bananas or 9.6 oz
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter or oil if using butter measure after melting
  • 1 16.25 oz box of vanilla cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Optional: honey and/or extra butter for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Generously butter a loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mash the bananas, then mix in the eggs and the melted butter or oil. In a large bowl, pour mix the cake mix and the baking soda.
  • Add half of the mashed banana into the cake mix, then use a hand mixer to mix for a few minutes.
  • Add in the remaining of the mashed banana mix and mix until you have a batter that’s thoroughly combined and has a bit of air and fluffiness to it.
  • Pour the batter into the buttered pan then place in center of the oven. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until you can insert a butter knife or long toothpick into the center of the bread and it comes out clean. (Keep an eye on it around the 30 minutes because everyone’s oven is different, insert the knife to check and after every 5 minutes check again until it comes clean. My oven took about 38 minutes.)
  • Once baked through set on a rack to cool completely before cutting into.
  • Enjoy with a butter and honey for a great treat.


Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 385mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 145IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 5 or less ingredients, baking, bread, easy recipe
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