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3-Ingredient Banana Bread

The World’s Easiest Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread has never been this easy to make. All you need is four simple ingredients (or three if you're picky) and you'll be enjoying a slice of warm, delicious banana bread in no time!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 270 kcal
Author: Jill Nystul


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas (overripe)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


Baking Instructions

  1. Add the cake mix, eggs, bananas, and chocolate chips (if using) to a large mixing bowl (or your stand mixer) and mix well.

  2. Grease two small loaf pans, or one large loaf pan. Put the banana bread batter into the pans.

  3. Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes (bake for a few minutes longer if you’re using a large loaf pan.)

  4. If you’re adding chocolate chips, toss them in a little bit of flour before adding them to the batter. It’s an easy way to keep them from sinking to the bottom of the pan.

  5. Freeze overripe bananas until you have enough to make banana bread. Just throw them in a plastic baggie, peel and all! Thaw when ready to use.

  6. Another way to freeze overripe bananas is to peel them, then place them in a ziplock bag. Smash the bananas inside the bag until they lie flat, then put it in your freezer. It makes thawing fast and easy!

  7. Make it gluten-free by using a gluten-free yellow cake mix. (You can also make it sugar-free by using a sugar-free yellow cake mix and sugar-free chocolate chips!)

  8. Bake your banana bread in a muffin pan, a mini-muffin pan, or a bundt pan for something a bit more interesting than your standard loaf.

  9. Substitute half of the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips to make “Elvis Banana Bread” (a nod to the King’s favorite sandwich: peanut butter and bananas!)

  10. Can’t eat it all at once? Freeze the rest; it defrosts beautifully!

Nutrition Facts
The World’s Easiest Banana Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 334mg 14%
Potassium 135mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 31g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 3.2%
Calcium 11.4%
Iron 7.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.