3 Ingredient Banana Bread – Super Affordable and Easy to Whip Up!

3 Ingredient Banana BreadI am a HUGE fan of Banana bread
, it is something I have always loved! I had bought some bananas and didn’t get them all ate up and I thought, perfect timing for some banana bread. When skimming through Pinterest awhile back I saw this recipe. It is a 3 ingredient banana bread, so I didn’t write it down as I knew I could remember how to make it! I have to say for using a store bought cake mix, this still taste like homemade banana bread. I will admit I was a bit leary of how it would taste, but I am pleasantly surprised!

When making banana bread I normally whip up this walnut banana bread, that is absolutely delicious!

Banana BreadYou can also decide to add nuts into the bread or even chocolate chips, granted it won’t be 3 ingredient banana bread after that, but still super easy to make! I whipped out my KitchenAid Stand Mixer and in minutes I had this ready to go in the oven, and before I knew it, fresh delicious bread waiting to be devoured!

3 Ingredient Banana Bread

3 Ingredient Banana Bread – Super Affordable and Easy to Whip Up!


  • 3-4 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix (whatever brand you prefer, I bought this cause it was on sale)
  • 2 Eggs
  • Optional: You can add chocolate chips or nuts into bread if you want.


  1. Take your bananas and mash them up. I used myKitchenAid Stand Mixer but you can use a fork and smash them up really well.
  2. Next add in your eggs and beat till well mixed.
  3. Slowly add in the cake mix, and mix until well incorporated. Pour into a greased bread pan. This made one loaf for me, if you have smaller pans you could make two.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Depending on where you live and your oven the time may vary. So you need to watch that it is golden brown on top, and when you stick a toothpick in it comes out clean.
  5. Note: You do not add the oil and other ingredients that it says on the back of the cake mix. It is truly just 3 ingredients like listed above.

Banana Bread

I hope you all enjoy this recipe! It is something to do when you don’t have a ton of time or maybe all the ingredients on hand for banana bread! Next time I will add some nuts in it I think!

I was shocked at how much this tasted like homemade banana bread. I have made this numerous times and it is amazing every time!

Do you enjoy quick recipes like this to make that are easy and affordable? 




  1. That looks like a great one to try for back to school! Easy to make and can get the kids learning how to cook in the kitchen! thanks for sharing!

  2. I buy bananas every week and always end up throwing one or two in the freezer for banana bread. I didn’t know you could make it with a cake mix!

  3. I’m so going to try this recipe. 3 ingredients is like heaven to me since I’m not that great of a baker.

    • It is so easy and quick I love it! Plus it doesn’t take more than a minute to whip up, and you have a delicious bread waiting for you when it is done!

  4. Interesting. I make mine from scratch but my kiddos do not have the patience. Maybe I can show this to them and they can bake for me for a change!

  5. This looks so super easy to make! It would be perfect for unexpected company.

  6. You know how you have certain things always on hand? One of my staples is cake mix. In case of a natural disaster, I should be able to whip up a German Chocolate cake, right? I love that this only has 3 ingredients..and 3 that I have right now.

  7. I was just thinking about making banana bread today, since I have a bunch of over ripe bananas. I actually also have this cake mix on-hand as well. Yay! I am excited to try this super simple recipe!

  8. I am trying this with a gluten free cake mix. I have a friend who eats gluten free, so I am always looking for recipes that I can easily convert to gluten free when I want to give her a baked treat!

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