Absolutely delicious and easy banana bread using cake mix and instant pudding.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 bread loaves
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray 2 9x5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.

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  • Mix cake mix, pecans, bananas, water, vegetable oil, pudding mix, and eggs together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until evenly blended. Pour half the batter into each of the prepared loaf pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the middle of each loaf comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 35.4g 11% DV; fat 17.3g 27% DV; cholesterol 47.1mg 16% DV; sodium 318.4mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (69)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2013
so i loved the taste of this recipe and have tried it TWO times and still have the same problem... by the time the loaves are cooked through, the bottoms are burnt!! any suggestions? i know i should be reducing heat and/or cooking time but i am looking for a little guidance. VERY novice when it comes to baking!! help? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2017
This was a good quick recipe. The cake was moist but I thought it was too sweet and didn't have enough banana flavor. Read More
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74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2013
so i loved the taste of this recipe and have tried it TWO times and still have the same problem... by the time the loaves are cooked through, the bottoms are burnt!! any suggestions? i know i should be reducing heat and/or cooking time but i am looking for a little guidance. VERY novice when it comes to baking!! help? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2013
I love this recipe. It's so easy. I read reviews and added another banana for more banana taste. I, also, used banana creme pudding instead of vanilla. I used thinly sliced almonds instead of pecans because that is what I had on hand. Oh my gosh!! My grandchildren were thrilled to wake up Saturday morning with this amazing smell wafting through the house. I would think many different cake mixes, fruits, and puddings could be substituted...mmmmmm pumpkin added instead of bananas. It could be endless depending on one's imagination. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2013
Amazingly easy and so yummy! I just wish it had more of a banana flavor to it but it didn't take long to disappear in this house. I made this again and added a extra banana and did not hurt it at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2013
I just tried this recipe but used walnuts instead of pecans (because I got the wrong nuts when I went to the store) and used banana cake mix and pudding 3 bananas added 1 tsp. of vanilla and it is incredible! Truly a banana nut bread that is easy and will make your loved ones go bananas! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2014
I loved that this recipe is so quick and easy just dump everything in the same bowl and mix it up. I added an extra banana at the advice of the other reviews. Another recipe on this site calls for banana pudding instead of vanilla pudding. That might give it more banana flavor. This recipe was moist but I still prefer the flavor of traditional banana bread. I like to add spices to my banana breads-cinnamon nutmeg ginger but I didn't try that with this recipe I wasn't sure how it would turn out with the cake mix. Overall a good recipe when you want to make a quick loaf of banana bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2013
This came out so good. It was nice and moist. Thank you for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2015
i used banana creme pudding mix to help the banana taste but its such an easy recipe to use Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2015
This recipe is super simple quick and full of flavor! I followed the recipe as it stated.....but I added 4 mashed bananas for more of the banana flavor and it turned out perfect!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2014
I added a little cinnamon/sugar to top for a sweet crust and pinch of salt to batter before baking. Time and temp are perfectly set. I have never had a recipe turn out so perfect! Now just waiting for it to cool so I can taste it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2017
This was a good quick recipe. The cake was moist but I thought it was too sweet and didn't have enough banana flavor. Read More
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