Sunday, July 29, 2012

Homemade Banana Bread

I love banana bread.  It's one of my favorites for breakfast. I usually can't make it at home because I'm always missing a dry ingredient.  This is the easiest version I've ever found and it comes out so moist and tasty! There's enough for two loaf pans.  It turns out fantastic if your loaf pan is ceramic.  If it is metal or glass, adjust the time to a little bit less to avoid burning (learned this one ourselves).

1 box of pre-made cake mix (your choice! Vanilla, lemon, chocolate, etc.)
2 eggs
1/2-1 cup of chocolate chips by preference
3-4 super ripe bananas
meatloaf pan liners or cooking spray/butter & flour to coat the pans

And that's it!! No oil, no other dry ingredients. We chose a box of funfetti vanilla cake because it's the only one we had in the pantry.  Plus it's fun for our son :)

Mash the bananas with a spoon or potato smasher into a mixing bowl.  Combine the cake mix and two eggs and stir all together.  Pour in the chocolate chips and give it another quick stir.  Be sure to coat the pans well with a disposable foil liner, or butter/cooking spray and a little bit of flour to prevent sticking.  Pre-heat the oven to 350F and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.

Here is the end result.  Perfectly golden brown, very moist and delicious!


  1. Wow! I've never seen a banana bread recipe that uses boxed cake mix. Interesting!

  2. Interesting recipe - although I don't usually have boxed cake mixes in the house.. I may have to buy some. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Remember to come back and vote on Sunday.