Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe
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Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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A yellow cake mix streamlines assembly of this moist golden bread. I searched a long while for a banana bread that was easy to make. This one takes no time at all, and makes two loaves. —Marie Davis, Pendleton, South Carolina
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 117 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, egg and milk. Add bananas; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in pecans.
  2. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Originally published as Banana Nut Bread in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p13

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Missy User ID: 9188606 267716
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2017

"easy and yummy! Family loves it. Discovered pecans were better than walnuts too."

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 264067
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2017

"So easy and quick to make! It's a really moist banana bread! I make this recipe all the time!"

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 255975
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2016

"quick & easy. I added two additional bananas and one additional egg, as did previous reviewers for more banana taste. The texture is more like cake than bread, but it's a good recipe."

SanditheCat User ID: 1238615 254183
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2016

"This was fast, easy and very tasty. My family enjoyed it so much. I followed the recipe exactly and both loaves rose as they should with a nice banana flavor. It's not a "poor replica" as a reviewer in 2013 remarked..."

misscoffeepot User ID: 7519492 252097
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2016

"Very nice flavor. My loaves did not rise more than about 2 1/2 inches, so next time I may use smaller pans or put it all into one pan. I did use blueberries in place of nuts, so that may have affected the result. But, for a fast and tasty bread- it is worth making"

Tammyellis17 User ID: 8663055 239465
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"I have made this recipe MANY times and it's always a hit! It's easy and hits all the marks."

Lindasrose User ID: 1958377 112581
Reviewed May. 14, 2014

"I use a carrot cake or spice cake . It adds more flavor & I add cinnamon & nutmeg, also a

topping of butter,brown sugar & cinnamon & nutmeg to top."

Madelac User ID: 7220584 87306
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"I agree about adding more banana for a stronger flavor. Has the right amount of sweetness . I used my cupcake tins and shortened the bake time."

lhalek User ID: 3716977 35799
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"This was too cakey, hardly had any banana flavor, fell apart when you cut it. This person should really take the time to make a banana bread from scratch, Its sooo much better than this poor replica."

lindipally User ID: 1270998 85873
Reviewed May. 5, 2012

"Delicious! My entire family loved this bread. I added some chocolate chips and oatmeal to the batter. My picky little son couldn't get enough. This ones a keeper."

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