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Shortcut Banana Bread

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Shortcut Banana Bread

One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to bake. But to be honest, sometimes I’m not in the mood to lug out all the dry ingredients from the pantry, lug them back, only to be left with a big cleanup job in the kitchen.

Which is why I love shortcut recipes. You don’t have to sacrifice flavor but some of the steps are reduced, thereby reducing mess in the kitchen (my other favorite thing)!

This recipe for banana bread ticks all the boxes — it’s moist and delicious but the shortcut of using pancake mix cuts down on some of the prep time.

Shortcut Banana Bread

Ingredients:

3 ripe bananas, mashed (leave a bit chunky)
2 2/3 cup any brand pancake mix labeled “complete” (“buttermilk complete” also OK)
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 cup chopped walnuts and/or chocolate chips (optional)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350º F. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

In a large mixing bowl, add bananas, eggs, milk, vanilla and oil. Add pancake mix and sugar. Mix well. Fold in nuts and/or chips. Pour into the greased pan and cook for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Toothpick or wooden skewer should come out clean from the center.

Cool in pan for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack and cool an additional 15 minutes. Serve warm with butter or plain. You can even toast slices the next day for a great breakfast!

Want to get really creative? Ladle batter into a heated waffle iron and make banana bread waffles! For more great ideas of yummy things you can make in a waffle iron, check out our story here!

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4 comments

1 netnet32 { 06.01.16 at 7:23 am }

Here is one my Husband love this one he makes it all the time.

3 Ingredient Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS:
3 ripe bananas mashed up
2 eggs
1 box of yellow cake mix

DIRECTIONS:
*Mash the bananas
*Mix in your eggs
*Then mix in the cake mix.
*Bake in 2 small loaf pans for about 40 mins at 350 degrees.
*You can freeze one of the loaves for later.

2 mat42041@yahoo.com { 04.18.16 at 7:34 pm }

I love banna bread. its good and good for you.

3 Susan Higgins { 02.17.16 at 9:52 am }

Hi Rose! I love when I have all the ingredients too! Random Acts of Baking!

4 rose { 02.17.16 at 8:32 am }

I’m excited to try this recipe! I just happen to have all the ingredients on hand-don’t you love when that happens. Some of the best cooking is spontaneous!

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