Thanksgiving Recipes


Yellow Cake Mix Banana Bread

Country Banana Bread

Yellow Cake Mix Banana Bread

When it comes to Thanksgiving, what's one of the first things that comes to mind? That's right – the food! Juicy turkey, sumptuous stuffing and rich gravies are just a few of the foods that families love to serve up at their holiday dinner table.

There’s certainly a menu to be planned, but thinking ahead can make things go more smoothly. At the top of the list is Thanksgiving dessert – pies, cakes and breads will round out your meal nicely, leaving everyone with a full stomach.


This moist, delicious country banana bread is a yellow cake mix banana bread recipe that will go perfectly as a sweet side for your meal or after dinner for a tasty dessert. Sweet bananas are whipped up with a yellow cake mix to make a super easy side that you can prepare in minutes on Thanksgiving or on the night before.

Banana bread with cake mix is a secret that you’ll want to use for years to come at your table. Pairing sweet and creamy bananas with an airy and light cake mix, this recipe can be used for any holiday, mornings with coffee, or to bring to a potluck supper.

Banana Bread as a Dessert? Of course

Serve it alongside an apple pie, a cream pie or even along with your cornbread at the table during dinner. This bread makes a great side for after dinner coffee, as well.

Just about everyone loves banana, so you can't go wrong pairing the creamy flavor of bananas along with rich yellow cake mix. It bakes up in just about 40 minutes, and comes out light and fluffy.

Yellow Cake Mix Banana Bread Recipe

Yellow cake mix banana bread served on a china plate with fresh bananas in the background.
Yellow cake mix banana bread is the best of both worlds!

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This recipe couldn’t get any easier – with 4 ingredients, you won’t have to go crazy thinking up a dessert for your Thanksgiving table. Simply mix up yellow cake mix, eggs, oil, and bananas for something your family will love.

Yellow cake mix banana bread is a genius idea, because it's easy to prepare and the cake mix comes in one package, so you'll be using just one bowl for this recipe and won't have to dirty multiple dishes. The yellow cake mix acts as a base for your banana bread, and the possibilities are endless – you can add in your own touch to this bread, such as whipped cream or chocolate chips.

Yellow cake mix banana bread - close-up of the cake/bread batter already mixed and smooth in the bowl with whisk
Yellow cake mix banana bread … is it a bread or a cake? It's no matter for this batter!

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Hot out of the oven, this yellow cake mix banana idea could not be easier to bring to the table. Make sure you write this one down – your family and friends will go “bananas” and be begging for more!

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Country Banana Bread

Yellow Cake Mix Banana Bread

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  • Author: MomsWhoThink
  • Total Time: 45 minutes


This is super quick and easy banana bread recipe that takes advantage of packaged yellow cake mix to make it less dense but still filled with banana flavor. With only 4 ingredients and 4 steps from start to finish, you can have this wonderful treat out of the oven in no time.


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1⅓ cups vegetable oil
  • 4 bananas, mashed (very, very ripe bananas)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil, and bananas.
  3. Pour mixture into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
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