Oct 2, 2013

The Easiest Banana Bread I Ever Did Make

On Friday I mentioned that I wanted to make some banana bread this weekend. I purchased bananas on my last grocery trip with this intention. And it was close to a form of torture watching them sit on the counter and not slapping some peanut butter on them at some point last week. I found though that it was worth the wait. I also mentioned I didn't know whether I would stick with the tride and true recipe my old roomie gave me or if I'd try one that had been taunting me on Pinterest that claimed to be simple.

If you've followed me through any point in the last 6 months since I've been pregnant, you know that I'm all about simplicity at this point in my life. I went with the easy recipe, courtesy of Artsy Fartsy Mama. It's a 3 ingredient banana bread with an optional 4th ingredient.

Here is what you need:
- Box of yellow cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 3 or 4 ripe bananas (I used 3)
- 1/2 to 1 cup of chocolate chips (I just poured them in so I don't know how much I used)

Here's how you make it. It might blow your mind.

Mash the bananas in a medium/large bowl (one that is big enough for the cake mix).

Add the cake mix and bananas to the same bowl and mix well.

Mix in chocolate chips

Bake in loaf pan at 350* for 50 minutes (thats what it took in my oven). Don't forget to spray the loaf pan. I loaded that thing down with nonstick spray. There is nothing I hate more than gunk stuck on a pan or cookie sheet.

And you're done!

The creator of this recipe said you can bake in 2 small loaf pans for 35-40 minutes.  I also thought about putting it in my muffin pan and making muffins. I might next time. I can't wait to change this up a bit next time. I'm thinking hold the chocolate chips and add some walnuts? If I could find some peanut butter chips I'd be golden!

The banana bread was still soft and delicious as of 6:25 this morning when I woke up and needed a snack before I even thought about starting my day. There are only 2 small slices left and they are going to my brother. My mom bought Danny red velvet cupcakes for his birthday (6 to be exact) and some mini cheesecakes from Gigi's Cupcakes. We don't need those AND the rest of the banana bread. You're welcome, Drew.

I love to bake using recipes that include using a boxed cake mix.  You're letting the cake mix do the work for you. I've made cookies, cobbler, and dump cakes.  They are so simple and its great.

Let me know if you try this recipe, or have before, and loved it.


  1. My mom loves banan bread so I will be trying this for her! Thanks for sharing!