May 052015

easy 3 ingredient banana breadI love banana bread, but I could never make a good one. They always came out too dense, if you know what I mean. Too heavy and well, thick. Until I found this recipe. This is more like banana cake, I guess, but I make it in a bread loaf pan and it passes for a very nice loaf of banana bread.

You only need three ingredients, yellow cake mix, eggs, and over-ripe bananas. That’s the basic recipe for a great tasting banana bread, and you can add additional ingredients if you’d like. For example, I added a teaspoon of vanilla, and a handful of walnuts and chocolate chips. I sliced and served it warm with a pat of butter…yum, it’s so good!


  • Box of yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 over-ripe bananas
cake mix, eggs, ripe bananas
Cake mix, eggs, over-ripe bananas – That’s it!


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash up several bananas in large bowl.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Grease two small or one large loaf pan (I used my 10″ x 5″ loaf pan).
  5. Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Let sit for 10 minutes and then turn out onto cooling rack.

Optional Additions:

    You can also add all kinds of things if you like, such as chocolate chips, pecans, walnuts, blueberries, apples, etc.
Easy 3-Ingredient Banana Bread
Cake mix, eggs, bananas, chocolate chips, and walnuts
Easy 3-Ingredient Banana Bread
Easy 3-Ingredient Banana Bread, plus Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

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