Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins
This bread is a huge hit on the Real Simple website, so I thought I would bring it here. Every single person who reviewed it gave it five stars, and a lot of them had fun tweaking it. They suggested adding an extra banana for even more flavor, decreasing the amount of pudding, or even making muffins (with added sugar) instead of bread. It sure sounds like a versatile recipe! However, I do have to warn you that the Real Simple website did not specify what size package of pudding or yellow cake mix to use, so I made my best guess.
- 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box yellow cake mix
- 1 (4 ounce) package banana cream instant pudding
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Mix all the ingredients well.
- Pour into 2 large or 4 small greased loaf pans. Bake at 350Â° F for 40 to 45 minutes.
I gotta tell ya, every single time I've ever made banana nut bread, it's been dry and funky. I guess because you start with a cake mix, it ensures moistness I don't know. But this is the best banana nut bread I've ever had, period. Only change I made was to increase the nuts to 1 1/2 cups. Baked in a bundt pan. It was easy to make, and tastes fabulous. Great recipe - I'll now buy extra bananas to make sure I have some get over ripe... *grin*. Thanks for the recipe.