Quick Banana Nut Bread





Introduction: Quick Banana Nut Bread

Who can argue with a dessert that takes five minutes to throw together? The cake mix here eliminates the need for measuring dry ingredients and the inevitable flour-dusted floor. -- Kate Merker, Associate Food Editor, Real Simple

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Fresh, warm banana nut bread is a simple way to keep loved ones happy. Just bake a couple of loaves, put on a pot of coffee, and voila: You've got the perfect morning, midafternoon, or bedtime snack for family and houseguests any time of year.

1 box yellow cake mix
1 package Jell-O Instant Banana Cream Pudding & Pie Filling
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 ripe bananas, mashed
4 eggs
1 cup chopped pecans

Step 1: Grease

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 large or 4 small loaf pans.

Step 2: Combine

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl.

Step 3: Pour, Bake

Pour the mixture into the prepared pans and bake until a piece of spaghetti inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.

Step 4: Cool

Let cool at least 10 minutes before transferring to a serving plate.



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     I tried this recipe, and it worked out really well. I took the advice given above about adding a 1/3 cup more of vegetable oil and it really moistened it up. The only draw back was that it was pretty difficult to cut it and keep the pieces from crumbling apart. I found that if you refrigerated it a little, it helped. 

    Also, i did this a couple of times with different variations. The best tasting so far was adding a cup of chocolate chips and two more bananas into the mix (for a total of four). I feel that the bananas made it more banana-bread-like rather than the banana-cake look this recipe has going for it. So if you like chocolate, you should try adding some. It tastes really good. 

    Overall, this really is a great recipe. The prep work is super fast and the idea of using cake mix is ingenious. Thanks. 

    Elvis Banana Bread! I used 4 bananas, added 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips, 3/4 cup Chike PB powdered peanut butter, and omitted the chopped pecans. It turned out delicious. Easy peasy! I guess, if you are really adventurous, you could add crumbled bacon on top, LOL, but I didn't go that far. :-)

    Loved it so much I made it again. Took the advice about the chocolate chips. Waited after it cooked for ten minutes and then added them. I also added 2 tablespoons of flaxseed. It thickened up nicely.

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    Added extra pecans and had butter pecan mix instead

    Added extra pecans and had butter pecan mix instead

    I just tried the recipe with 4 bannanas but left everything else as listed. It made 3 mid size loafs and they are fantastic.
    Thank you for the posting the recipe!

    i love banana cake. thank for teaching me.

    could you take out the nuts to just make a banana bread?