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Easy, No-Fail Banana Bread

Easy, No-Fail Banana Bread

This recipe for banana bread is super easy because it has a slight short-cut modification —   using pancake mix cuts down on some of the prep time. It’s moist and delicious. Serve it warm with butter!

Easy, No-Fail Banana Bread


3 ripe bananas, mashed (leave a bit chunky)
2 2/3 cup any brand pancake mix labeled “complete” (“buttermilk complete” also OK)
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 cup chopped walnuts and/or chocolate chips (optional)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla


Preheat the oven to 350º F. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

In a large mixing bowl, add bananas, eggs, milk, vanilla and oil. Add pancake mix and sugar. Mix well. Fold in nuts and/or chips. Pour into the greased pan and cook for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Toothpick or wooden skewer should come out clean from the center.

Cool in pan for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack and cool an additional 15 minutes. Serve warm with butter or plain. You can even toast slices the next day for a great breakfast!

Want to get really creative? Ladle batter into a heated waffle iron and make banana bread waffles! For more great ideas of yummy things you can make in a waffle iron, check out our story here!

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1 Martha durfeee { 06.10.17 at 12:54 pm }

My 70 yr. old made from scratch is just as easy, 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon adds just a kick( loved by all)

2 netnet32 { 06.01.16 at 7:23 am }

Here is one my Husband love this one he makes it all the time.

3 Ingredient Banana Bread

3 ripe bananas mashed up
2 eggs
1 box of yellow cake mix

*Mash the bananas
*Mix in your eggs
*Then mix in the cake mix.
*Bake in 2 small loaf pans for about 40 mins at 350 degrees.
*You can freeze one of the loaves for later.

3 mat42041@yahoo.com { 04.18.16 at 7:34 pm }

I love banna bread. its good and good for you.

4 Susan Higgins { 02.17.16 at 9:52 am }

Hi Rose! I love when I have all the ingredients too! Random Acts of Baking!

5 rose { 02.17.16 at 8:32 am }

I’m excited to try this recipe! I just happen to have all the ingredients on hand-don’t you love when that happens. Some of the best cooking is spontaneous!

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