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Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Easy Banana Nut Bread

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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."

jesszoe2007 User ID: 6012519 135531
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"I use basically this same recipe, but mine calls for 5 bananas & three eggs, along with a little cinnamon. It makes for a much more moist recipe, less cake like."

drewcarol1 User ID: 4459985 130480
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"I used 1 cup pecans and baked it in a 9x13 pan. My family loves it and i make often"

MamaTurtleMiller User ID: 5742030 53619
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"This is such a great and easy recipe. It definitely makes a great base to play with. I made it today with walnuts instead of pecans. I added in two tablespoons of flaxseed mill, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and an extra banana. Then I baked it in a bundt pan instead of the two loaves. It turned out great. The flaxseed is so healthy for you and adds a nice nutty flavor. It also makes it a bit more brown and a little less yellow."

margoagogo User ID: 4271885 87305
Reviewed May. 1, 2011

"I think this recipe had a great taste but....I don't know why it was crumbly when it was cut .It was very moist. maybe because I used skim milk instead of 2% has anyone else have a problem?"

wisfritz4 User ID: 5392174 35798
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"I added 1 tsp of Penzy's (www.penzy' Apple Pie Spice and a few chocolate chips. Yummy!"

pdmoss User ID: 5338009 53618
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"Taste is good...Easiest recipe ever..I made mini loaves...5 star on prep...4 star on taste...worth trying for sure."

lcrx User ID: 1477781 80657
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"This is such an easy recipe to make and tastes absolutely delicious! I have made it several times. I have even changed it to muffins and added chocolate chips for great results as well!"

karenslw User ID: 5126129 36735
Reviewed May. 15, 2010

"I added raisens to this recipe and made it into mini loaves. It was delicious but quick and easy is what has me really loving this recipe."

donovansquared User ID: 4372541 106125
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2010

"Very good! I added 1tsp cinnamon to the batter and it was great. I also added a streusel topping, but I don't think it really needed it. It was sweet enough as it was! I cooked my second batch for only 38min so that it was a little bit softer in the middle they way I like it. Very easy!"

trixiejo302 User ID: 1553155 80653
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"I added a special touch at the end. After removing the loaves from the oven, I drizzled some melted butter with cinnamon/sugar mixed in over the tops while still hot. YUMM!"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 43462
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"Marie, I thank you so very much for this recipe! I've put it to use and it has been so helpful to me! I DID make some modifications to the recipe by adding 1 tsp. vanilla extract and 1/2 cup chocolate chips plus I sprinkled cinnamon-sugar over the top of the batter and swirled it through for a marbled pattern. All in all, it came out really nicely! Thank you for sharing your recipe with Taste of Home!"

laura61 User ID: 1236466 43461
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2009

"this was so simple to make and very few ingredients"

rossmom229 User ID: 1666677 113276
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2008


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