breadsbreakfastrecipes February 17, 2012

Easy Cake-Mix Banana Bread and Variations

Easy Cake-Mix Banana Bread

Easy Cake Mix Banana Bread (Basic Recipe)
box Betty Crocker® cake mix (choose cake mix flavor from recipe variations below)
cup oil
mashed bananas
Additional ingredients as required for variations below
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 2 (9×5-inch) loaf pans with cooking spray; lightly flour pans.
  2. Select your favorite banana bread recipe variation from those below.
  3. In large bowl, beat all ingredients above plus ingredients from selected variation below until well mixed. Divide batter evenly between pans.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of loaves comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans on cooling racks. Remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Makes 2 loaves; 12 slices each
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Banana Bread:Chocolate cake mix
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Chocolate Chip-Banana Bread:Yellow cake mix
1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
Banana Split Bread:Cherry chip cake mix
1 jar (6 oz) maraschino cherries, each cut in half
1/2 cup chopped almonds
Serve slices of bread with a drizzle of hot fudge sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.
Banana-Butterscotch Bread:Butter pecan cake mix
1 bag (12 oz) butterscotch chips (2 cups)
Cinnamon-Sugar Banana Bread:White cake mix
2 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar
Before baking, sprinkle cinnamon-sugar over batter in each pan.
Strawberry-Banana Bread:Strawberry cake mix
1 cup frozen strawberries, thawed, drained and chopped
Spiced Banana-Cream Cheese Swirl Bread:Spice cake mix
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese mixed with 1 egg and 1/2 cup sugar
Spread one quarter of batter in each loaf pan. On top of batter in each pan, spread half of cream cheese mixture. Swirl remaining batter over cream cheese layer in each pan.
Hawaiian Banana Bread:White cake mix
1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
1 cup shredded coconut


Freeze overripe bananas until you have enough to make this luscious banana bread. Just pop them, peel and all, into the freezer. They can stay there for up to 3 months!
Grease and flour your pans before pouring the batter into them, and you’ll have a lot less of a mess to clean up afterward. To grease them properly, your pans need to be sprayed with a good layer of cooking spray, then tossed with 1/4 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour until all sides of the pan are coated with flour. Gently tap out any excess flour. Your pans are now ready for the batter and baking!

I just made these to take to the hospital where my nephew is having a very serious surgery.  I guess I am a believer that good food makes everything better and easier to deal with!  I’ll let you know if that, combined with lots of prayers is effective.  LOVE all the variations too!