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Fool Proof Banana Nut Bread

My grandma is the queen of improvisation and making things work. She isn't that great in the kitchen, though. Her methods usually involve something either pre-made or that come in an easy-to-assemble box.

One thing she makes that's amazing, though, is her banana nut bread. I thought I'd share the recipe for those of you who are either not so great in the kitchen or just looking for a quick, easy recipe:


1 box of yellow cake mix

3 eggs

1 cup milk

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 overly ripe bananas, mashed

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Pour the cake mix into a bowl. Add the eggs, milk and oil, and use a hand mixer to blend well. Then, add the bananas and continue mixing the with the hand mixer. Pour the batter into muffin trays or a bread pan. Top with walnuts. Bake according to the directions on the box.

Seriously. This recipe turns out great every time. It's super moist, and a great snack to take for an on-the-go breakfast. I hope you enjoy!

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aolo wrote on August 20, 2014, 7:09 PM

Interesting recipe...waiting for more from you

AngelSharum wrote on August 20, 2014, 7:44 PM

I make banana nut muffins. I use Martha White's mix. :)

Feisty56 wrote on August 20, 2014, 8:03 PM

I've never heard of banana nut bread made with a cake mix, but I don't know why it wouldn't be good.

allen0187 wrote on August 20, 2014, 8:53 PM

I have to try this recipe out myself. Will do so this weekend. Thanks.

LynnWrites wrote on August 20, 2014, 10:32 PM

I saw this earlier this a.m and thought what a great recipe. It was pouring rain this afternoon so I thought I'd give this a whirl. I didn't have yellow cake mix, but I had chocolate so used it. I made it in bread pans and then topped it off with cream cheese icing....Awesome it was, and now all Thanks for sharing it, I'll be making this again.

LeaPea2417 wrote on August 20, 2014, 11:51 PM

That looks like a good recipe to try.

sconstantino wrote on August 22, 2014, 10:44 AM

Wow... that sounds even better than my recipe! Yum!