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Sunday, August 21, 2011


This is a quick and easy recipe for delicious banana bread. Never throw out an over ripe banana again. If you can't make the bread right away, put the bananas in the freezer until you have a moment to whip up a couple of loaves of this bread. Even people who normally don't like banana bread like this yummy treat.

1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil
3 to 5 ripe mashed bananas
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Mash 3 -5 ripe bananas in large mixing bowl.
Add 1 box yellow cake mix, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 3 large eggs (or 4 small eggs), 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts. Blend well and pour into two greased and floured loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Pop bread out of pans onto cooling rack and let sit for at least 20 minutes before cutting. Serve with a little butter or whipped topping.

I have made this bread twice this week so I thought of sharing the recipe with you. Don't ask why, it just seemed the thing to do. Enjoy:)


  1. Thanks for printing this recipe, Annie. I love banana bread but never knew how to make it and have thrown many a black banana out.

    Now I will make this. I am not a good baker so I will let you know how this turned out.

  2. Changes in the wind -- You inspired me with the good recipes you post. We absolute can't live without that pork n'bean salad.

    Nancy -- You will be able to do this because I am not and never have been a baker, but this I can make. Will be anxious to know how it goes.

  3. Annie,

    First I have to go to the store and buy some nice fresh bananas and let them go mushy and black.

    See you in about a week.....

  4. I'm with Nancy :)

    thanks for this easy recipe
    I'm not a baker either but I think I can do this

    I'll let you know

    I'm so hungry right now

  5. Nancy -- It shouldn't be difficult to find almost ripe bananas at the store. Did you know if you separate bananas they will stay fresh longer? Oh yea, you want them over ripe fast. Oops.

    Dianne -- You will be able to make this I am sure.

  6. oooh that looks good.. (why didn't I know you could freeze over-ripe bananas).. thanks for sharing!!

  7. Hi Annie....the recipe sounds great and quite a bit easier than the one that I used this week to make banana bread. I will definitely try it out! Thanks. : )

    I have to tell you that my experience with freezing very ripe bananas did not do so well...I took them out the night before I needed them and put them in the refrigerator to thaw out. The next day they were black and slimey-- floating in about an inch of liquid....I ended up throwing them out. Maybe I should have used them right away!?!
    Take care...

  8. Your recipe looks delicious. I made a cranberry/banana loaf this past week which is very tastey. I never throw out an over ripe banana and will definitely try your recipe.

  9. Ancient One -- Yes and you can peel and freeze them in a plastic bag or freeze them in the peel.

    Grammie -- frozen bananas thaw very quickly. If you freeze them in the peel,you need to peel them very quickly before they completely thaw or, yes,they are difficult to handle but still make good bread. It's okay to peel them and freeze them in a plastic bag.

    Pat MacKenzie -- I love any kind of bread that includes cranberry. Hum, wonder if I could add dried cranberries to my banana nut bread?

  10. Annie,

    Please don't complicate this further. Now I have to buy bananas AND cranberries.

  11. I just LOVE making banana bread no matter the style of the recipe but yet I can't stand eating banana weird!

  12. Nancy -- My power over you is whelming:)

    Brown English Muffin -- My sistet does not like to eat banana bread but she likes this version. If you make it, at least try a bite.

  13. Interesting twist on the easy tricks!

    I usually use one-half a yellow cake mix with one egg, half the oil and water, then peel n slice an apple and stick rows of wedges into the batter in an 8x8 cake pan- 350F about 35 minutes and that's my apple cake! Still got one in the fridge now- great for breakfast, as I'm sure that banana cake is... Thanks