This easy banana bread is oh-so moist and delicious and loaded with banana flavor. It is super easy because it uses a yellow cake mix.  No measuring flour, baking soda, sugar, and other ingredients.  

Banana Bread made with a cake mix with bananas in the background. -Skip To My Lou
Quick and Easy Banana Bread

Let the cake mix do most of the work in this super easy banana bread recipe. Why is this an easy banana bread recipe? This banana bread with yellow cake mix is easy because the cake mix takes away measuring.

Related: If you love bananas and chocolate be sure to try these amazing banana chocolate chip muffins. If you prefer bread this chocolate chip banana bread.

Super easy recipe for moist and delicious banana bread. A cake mix gives you a head start!

Easy Banana Bread Made with a Cake Mix

The ingredients are all in one handy bag!  Cake mixes can be the perfect start to so many yummy treats.

Easy Banana Bread Ingredients

Here is what you will need to make super moist banana bread.

  • yellow cake mix
  • small box of vanilla pudding
  • eggs
  • bananas
  • vegetable oil
  • vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil

Let’s Make This Easy Recipe! Only 5 steps

  1. Mash ripe bananas with a fork and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl beat eggs until they are pale. They will slightly thicken. A minute or two with a hand mixer works.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  4. Fold in mashed bananas.
  5. Pour batter into two bread pans sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in a preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

TIP: When you find yourself with ripe bananas but can’t make banana bread, no worries. Place the bananas in a zip-lock bag and place them in the freezer. They will be ready whenever you need ripened bananas.

Banana Bread made with a cake mix with bananas in the background. -Skip To My Lou
5 from 7 votes

Easy Banana Bread

Super easy recipe for moist and delicious banana bread. A cake mix gives you a head start!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 yellow cake mix without pudding
  • 1 3.4 ounce box of instant banana pudding
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • In a mixing bowl beat eggs with a mixer until pale and thick. Add in cake mix, pudding, oil and water and mix well. Fold in mashed bananas. Pour batter into two medium sized loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 – 60 mins or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.



Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Servings: 12
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Author: Cindy Hopper

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I can’t wait for you to give this recipe a try! I think you will agree it makes delicious banana bread.  Let me know what you think.

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  1. Jane I think it is worth a try. I would choose the size of Sugar-free pudding that is the closest equivalent to the small pudding box.

  2. Can you make it with sugar free cake mix and sugar free pudding? If so, it called for the 3.4oz for the pudding but the SF boxes I’ve seen 1oz 2.1oz 1.5oz .9oz 1.4oz. I wasn’t sure which oz to use.

  3. I was wondering if this recipe uses the cake mix size now, or before they changed the size. +

  4. Hi Larry, I think this will work the pan should be about 1/2 to 2/3 full. If you have extra you could make a few muffins.

  5. Hi…I have 2 loaf pans . Each is 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches. Will they be big enough for this recipe, or do the pans need to be bigger? The recipe is Cake Mix Banana Bread.

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