Cake Mix Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread has appeared in many varieties around these parts, from chocolate-swirled and peanut butter chip-topped to zucchini-packed and apple-filled. But now I’m making it even easier to satisfy those cravings with Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Banana Bread that transforms a store-bought staple into an extra-moist and flavorful breakfast (or anytime!) treat.

By using cake mix, you can sidestep all the measuring and sifting. Add a hearty dollop of sour cream and a cup of mini chocolate chips to the equation and you’re guaranteed to up the moist and flavor factors to make this the best. banana. bread. ever.

Looking for more ways to transform cake mix into anything but cake? Check out my favorite recipe for soft and chewy Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies!

Cake Mix Banana Bread Recipe

Cake Mix Banana Bread Recipe

Cake Mix Banana Bread Recipe

Cake Mix Banana Bread Recipe

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Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Banana Bread transforms a store-bought staple into an extra-moist and flavorful breakfast (or anytime!) treat.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 16 servings


  • 1 (16.25-oz.) box white or yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips, divided


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two 8-inch loaf pans with parchment paper so that there is an overhang on the longer sides of the pans. Grease the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix, oil, eggs, mashed bananas and sour cream until combined. Stir in ¾ cup chocolate chips then divide the batter between the two prepared loaf pans. Sprinkle the top of each loaf with the remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips.
  • Bake the bread for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove the loaves from the oven and transfer them to a rack to cool completely. Once cooled, use the parchment paper overhangs to lift the loaves out of the pans then slice and serve.
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Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.

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Calories: 253kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 246mg, Potassium: 112mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 105IU, Vitamin C: 1.9mg, Calcium: 93mg, Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Here we are all stuck at home in 2020 and what better way to spend your time indoors than learning how to bake! Thank you Kelly for a wonderful recipe. I followed it to a T and it turned out perfect. I did add a few drops of vanilla extract and it tasted heavenly. I can’t wait to try out more of your recipes. Wishing you all good health.

  2. 4 stars
    Hey thanks for great idea…I am going to try it with a carrot cake mix (since that’s all I have and I am feeling lazy to run to the store :) . I think it will give it a nice taste and trick myself into thinking it is healthier, chuckle.

  3. Hi! I’m thinking of doing this in mini loaf pans… like the cute ones you get during Christmas. Do you think it’ll work out? I’m assuming I might need to adjust the bake time. Thank you!

    1. Hi Marisa! I’ve never made this recipe in mini loaf pans so, unfortunately, I’m not sure the exact bake time. Would love to hear your results if you give it a shot!

  4. 5 stars
    Sooooo good! The bread was moist and flavorful, and the prep time was minimal thanks to the cake mix trick.

  5. I’ve got the loaves in the oven–batter is yummy! I made one chocolate chip, one walnuts for my hubby! Our daughter is allergic to nuts, so this worked out great! I just separated the batter before I added the goodies! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Ps the cake mix made it so much easier and quicker!

  6. Im definitely going to try tgese recipies. Looks easy…I hope!! Thank you very much. Keep on the yummy recipies coming. 3 thumbs up for you

  7. Made this last night. First time using a cake mix and was a bit skeptical. I added walnuts to the recipe and this is one recipe to save for sure. Very moist and light! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi Shelia! That should work, just be sure to keep an eye on it as you may need to adjust the baking time. Let me know how it turns out!