Fake It! Easiest Ever Banana Nut Bread

Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all the ingredients well.
  2. Pour into 2 large or 4 small greased loaf pans. Bake at 350° F for 40 to 45 minutes.
Most Helpful

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.

lindieb July 14, 2010