Shortcut Spiced Banana Bread

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IMG_00045 ingredients is all you need to whip these fail-proof banana loaves together. My kind of comfort food. Everyone will love them! 

Happy Monday to you!

I’m going to make this fast because I have a very loooong to-do list today and only so much time to get it done. Womp womp. C’est la vie with no husband and two children.

Which reminds me: at my husband’s training, he’s allowed 1 hour every Sunday to go to a worship service. This is the only time he is able to relax, enjoy some peace and quiet time and think about something else other than the TAC officers yelling at him. ANYWAYS, the lovely and thoughtful people who put on the service for the Officers of the same faith got approval to call family members and give them messages on their behalf. So, last night I got a phone call with a quick message from my honey. How nice is that?!

It was so nice to get a little message from Gord! Being a single parent is tough work. Props to the single moms and dads out there. I bow down to you and don’t know how you do this for longer than a few weeks at a time. It also makes me REALLY scared for my husband to be deployed. UGH. It won’t happen for a few years until he’s completely trained, {knock on wood} but still. Just thinking about it makes me nervous and shifty-eyed.

IMG_0010ANYWAYS, lets talk banana bread. I LOVE banana bread. My Mom makes an amazing {and I really do mean AMAZING} Banana Chocolate Chip Cake. These remind me of that cake. But not only that cake, but coming home after a cold and rainy evening, getting cozy warm clothes on and having a slice of this with a little peppermint tea. That to me is a little piece of heaven.

So today, I’m thinking of my homesick husband and sending him virtual banana bread for his soul. I think everyone could use a piece of that, don’t you?


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4.50 from 4 votes

Shortcut Spiced Banana Bread

This Spiced Banana Bread recipe comes together so fast thanks to a boxed cake mix! Make as mini loaves or a regular-sized loaf.
servings 12 mini loaves
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 15.25 oz SuperMoist Spiced Cake Mix 1 box, Betty Crocker
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 large very ripe bananas mashed


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 mini loaf pans with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir all ingredients together until smooth and well mixed. Divide evenly between loaf pans and bake 12-15 minutes OR until toothpick comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs attached.
  • Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Serve warm or cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spiced Banana Bread
4.50 from 4 votes (3 ratings without comment)

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  1. Busycookskitchen

    5 stars
    I happened to have some over-ripe bananas and a spice cake mix, and I found this recipe. I just took them out of the oven, and the smell is fantastic. Of course, I tweaked, because I can’t help myself. I added a chopped apple, dusted with cinnamon, some craisons, and the last of the butterscotch chips. I had extra batter, so I made a few mini- muffins. Can’t wait to try one!

    1. Jace

      wondering this as well, doesnt look like any similar questions we’re answered but id maybe follow the time on the cake mix box someahere between pan and bundt for a bread pan

      Says 13×9 at 375 for 28-33 mins
      Or 28-43 mins for a “bundt” cake pan

  2. Heather

    I was so hooked until I saw cake mix in the ingredients. I’ve been using a recipe called Banana Banana Bread since a friend shared it a couple years ago. Super easy and quick. 🙂
    Hang in there til your hubby gets home. I don’t know how single parents manage to get it all done and still stay sane. Big kudos to them.
    Your blog always makes me smile. Thanks!

  3. Colleen

    What a great idea! I was looking for an simple banana bread recipe and here it is! I did not have the spice cake mix on hand, but had a yellow cake. I used your recipe for inspiration and made the yellow cake with two ripe banana’s and a cup of blueberries. The muffins turned out great! I love your website and recipes! Thanks!

  4. Chels R.

    I’m so happy you were able to hear from him! How nice that must of been. Your almost done, you can do this Momma! This bread looks great!

  5. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen

    I don’t know how you do it Lauren. Being on your own 24/7 with two little ones is no easy feat, even if just for a short time. Thanks to your husband for his service and to you for your sacrifice. I’m all over this quick and easy banana bread!

  6. Jan miler

    Sounds so yummy. Quick and easy is every mom’s dream recipe. Hang in there. One week down and counting. 🙂 Hubby will be home and back into your arms in just a few more days.

  7. Mimi @ Culinary Couture

    Five ingredients and 25 minutes, my kind of recipe! You could probably make this as one big loaf right?

  8. Tieghan

    Oh man, your husband has got to miss you guys so much!! Hang in there!!

    This looks amazing and banana bread is such a favorite of mine. YUM!