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
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, trace 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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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."

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."

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."

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."

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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