3 Ingredient Banana Bread

Seriously, it doesn’t get much easier then this 3 Ingredient Banana Bread recipe. If you don’t have a very high success rate with bread don’t be scared of this recipe because I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to mess this up! …waiting for the bananas to become overripe was just about the hardest part about this recipe! My son loves, loves, LOVES bananas, so I had to hide them from him.

Now this is a 3 Ingredient Banana Bread, however, I strongly suggest you add chocolate chips because they take it to the next level. You can even add chopped walnuts if you’d like. Either is a win-win.

If you’re in need for another great bread recipe for sure check out my Amish Friendship Bread Without Starter. It really is so delicious. Usually it takes at least a week to make a friendship bread, but I have a recipe that allows you to eat it the same day. No starter required!

3 Ingredient Banana Bread, you seriously can't beat this recipe! embellishmints.com

3 Ingredient Banana Bread


  • 1 Yellow Cake Mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 4-5 Overripe bananas
  • {optional…but encouraged} 1-3/4 cups chocolate chips
  • Any amount works really, I just used what I had left which was 1-3/4 cup


  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl {or stand mixer} and mix well.
  2. Fill two medium, greased loaf pans, or one large loaf pan
  3. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes

Can you believe how easy this recipe is? Make a few loafs, freeze them and when you are in need for a treat for a friend in need pull one of these loafs out and they will love you forever.

So you tell me, are you going to go back to your banana bread recipe with 12-15 ingredients, and a lot of required instructions? I for one am not because this 3 Ingredient Banana Bread recipe is life changing both for your tastebuds and time. Enjoy!

adapted from One Good Thing

3 Ingredient Banana Bread, you seriously can't beat this recipe! embellishmints.com




  1. June 8, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    I have never seen a banana bread recipe this easy before! I love that it only takes 3 ingredients, and looks super easy to make!

  2. April 24, 2018 / 3:05 am

    How easy is that?! What a fun recipe – I need this so I don’t keep on building bananas up in my freezer!! Thanks for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday!


  3. April 23, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing at the To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More link party! Pinned!

  4. September 25, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I love your delicious and simple Banana Bread! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. September 21, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    I’ve never thought to make banana bread with a cake mix. How easy!

  6. September 19, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    What a simple recipe! I’ll have to try! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

  7. September 18, 2017 / 12:34 am

    What a lovely thing to use cake mix! I haven’t thought of that one! Now, I could make banana bread without the hassle of measuring dry ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

  8. September 25, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Wow, this has to be the easiest banana bread recipe I have ever seen. Definitely want to give it a try, it sounds delicious. #HomeMattersParty

  9. September 22, 2016 / 9:13 am

    We love banana bread in this house. I often make a batch or two for a quick breakfast, but I never thought to use cake mix! Definitely saving and giving this a try! Thanks for sharing this with us on #shinebloghop Hilary!

  10. September 18, 2016 / 10:55 am

    So easy – and a great way to use those old bananas! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  11. November 16, 2015 / 9:26 pm

    This looks delish and a great way to use up those bananas~I vote for the chocolate chips! Thanks for sharing on Throwback Thursday!

  12. November 14, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    What a great simple recipe! This sounds delicious. 🙂

    • Hilary
      November 14, 2015 / 10:54 pm

      Julie it is to die for. Seriously so delicious!!!!

  13. Amber
    March 1, 2014 / 3:02 am

    I made this with devils food cake mix—-fabulous!!!!

    • March 3, 2014 / 1:24 pm

      Oh my word, that sounds fabulous! I love Devils Food Cake.!.

  14. Anonymous
    January 1, 2014 / 10:01 pm

    I make this with a spice cake mix and throw in a handful of walnuts instead of the choco chips. Family loves it! Finally, a way to use up those bananas!

  15. Anonymous
    November 19, 2013 / 2:23 am

    Beverly Decker, Nov, 2013

    I made the banana today, it’s great. I used half of the batter for cupcakes and the rest for a loaf. I added the whole bag of chocolate chips but that’s too many unless you are a real chocolate lover. This is actually more like a desssert.

  16. April 10, 2013 / 1:50 am

    I found this recipe on Pinterest today and I’m so glad I did! I was looking for something different to do with my over ripe bananas that I keep in the freezer – I had 10! I was able to put this together with ingredients I had around the house so there was no need to go to the store. It came out awesome! Super tasty and sweet. Thanks so much for the recipe! I will be recreating this often!

    • April 10, 2013 / 6:33 pm

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing that with me Katie! 🙂

  17. March 7, 2013 / 10:31 pm

    Ya, it’s super easy! 🙂 And a spice mix sounds great…might as well try it out! Let me know how it is when you! 🙂

    • May 22, 2013 / 5:43 pm

      Finally tried the spice mix…and it’s delicious!! Also, I made them into muffins instead of bread. Baked at 350 for about 20 minutes. They turned out great! Thanks for the idea 🙂

    • May 22, 2013 / 5:46 pm

      Awesome!!! Thanks for getting back to me. I have to try it now!!! I have 5 bananas waiting to be used, now I just need to go get a spice mix 🙂

  18. Anonymous
    March 7, 2013 / 2:51 am

    does it have to be yellow cake mix? Thinking a spice cake mix would be yummy.

  19. March 2, 2013 / 12:25 pm

    Great recipe for when I have to mix up something quick and yummy! Thank you!

  20. February 28, 2013 / 1:02 pm

    YUM! Looks like a great recipe for the teens to make when they are having a sleepover! Thanks!

  21. February 27, 2013 / 9:21 pm

    Wow. 3 ingredients? I’ll have to try it. Looks good!

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