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Easy Banana Nut Bread

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
    2 loaves (12 slices each)


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, egg and milk. Add bananas; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in pecans.
  • Pour into two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 117 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • metwiz
    Aug 31, 2019

    What an easy, foolproof way to get rid of over-ripe bananas!

  • Marley
    Sep 8, 2017

    So good!!!!You got to try it.

  • Missy
    Jun 6, 2017

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

  • jetluvs2cook
    Mar 30, 2017

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

  • KristineChayes
    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
    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
    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
    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
    May 14, 2014

    I use a carrot cake or spice cake . It adds more flavor & I add cinnamon & nutmeg, also atopping of butter,brown sugar & cinnamon & nutmeg to top.

  • Madelac
    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.