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Easy and Delicious Cake Mix Banana Muffins Recipe

These easy cake mix banana muffins are ready in 30 minutes! You only need a few ingredients to make moist, fluffy muffins the whole family will love.

cake mix banana muffins

Hello friends! Are you looking for something sweet for breakfast? Prepare to dive headfirst into the world of ‘I can’t believe it’s this easy’ baking with a recipe that’s about to revolutionize your muffin game.

Meet my favorite recipe for cake mix banana muffins, where convenience meets deliciousness in a way that might just make your grandma raise an eyebrow.

Now, before you raise your rolling pin in protest, let me tell you – these aren’t your average, run-of-the-mill muffins. They’re fluffy and delicious.

And they’re another great option for those overripe bananas sitting on your counter.

Enter the hero of our story – the unassuming box of cake mix. With a flick of your whisk, those bananas go from forgotten fruit to the star of a muffin extravaganza.

With just a few simple ingredients you’ll whip up muffins so moist, so flavorful, and so ridiculously easy that you might find yourself making excuses to buy extra bananas.

They’re perfect for those mornings when you need a grab-and-go breakfast, or for those evenings when you want a sweet treat without the hassle of measuring and mixing a dozen ingredients.

So, preheat your oven, grab that cake mix, and let’s mash some bananas into culinary gold.

banana muffin cut in half

Get ready to impress your friends, delight your taste buds, and maybe even trick yourself into thinking you’re eating something healthy (because bananas are fruit, after all).

Tips for Making Delicious Muffins

Before we dive into the recipe, I wanted to share some important tips for making muffins. If you’re more experienced with baking, you might already know this stuff and can just scroll down.

Otherwise, I hope these tips help result in the most delicious baked goods you’ve ever had!

Use Fresh Ingredients

Start with fresh and high-quality ingredients; in this recipe it’s the eggs. Using fresh ingredients can significantly impact the flavor and texture of your muffins.

Don’t Overmix the Batter

Mix ingredients until just mixed. This means right when they are combined, stop and resist the temptation to go further. If you overmix the batter, it can add air. Your muffins will flatten as they bake. If there are some lumps in the final mix, that is fine.

Grease the Muffin Tin or Use Liners

I’ve been asked several times if non stick means you don’t have to grease. Grease the muffin tin generously to prevent sticking. You can use butter, oil, or non-stick cooking spray.

Don’t Overfill Cups

Fill the muffin cups about 2/3 full to allow room for the muffins to rise and prevent overflow. You can go up to about 75% full to get more round tops.

Check with a Toothpick

Follow the recipe recommended baking time and temperature closely. Use a toothpick or cake tester to check for doneness. Insert it into the center of a muffin; if it comes out clean or with a few crumbs, they’re done.

Cool Properly

Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. This prevents them from becoming soggy.

Store Well

Store your muffins in an airtight container to keep them fresh. If they have a high moisture content, consider adding a piece of bread to help maintain moisture.

easy banana muffins with cake mix

Remember that practice makes perfect, so don’t be discouraged if your first batch isn’t perfect. With time and experience, you’ll become a master muffin baker.

Here’s what you’re going to need for these easy banana muffins with cake mix:

  • 1 (15 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 3 medium overripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

The best way to save these cake mix banana muffins is in an airtight container at room temperature! They should last 3-4 days.

banana cupcakes with cake mix

Muffins freeze wonderfully, so if you can’t enjoy them all on the day they’re made, wrap them in plastic wrap and put them in the freezer for later. They can be in the freezer for up to three months.

cake mix banana bread muffins

Get the printable recipe for these banana muffins below:

Yield: 12 muffins

Cake Mix Banana Muffins

banana cupcakes with cake mix

You'll love the simplicity of baking delicious banana muffins with cake mix. This is the perfect recipe for mouthwatering muffins your whole family will love!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes


  • 15 ounce yellow cake mix (1 box)
  • 3 medium overripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 T vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a muffin tin with cupcake liners spritzed with nonstick cooking spray.Lining-a-tin-with-muffin-liners
  2. Peel the bananas, place them into a large bowl and mash them.Peeled bananas placed into a clear glass bowl
  3. Add the eggs, oil, vanilla, and cinnamon to the bowl with mashed bananas and mix together until blended.Add the eggs, oil, vanilla, and cinnamon to the bowl with mashed bananas
  4. Add the yellow cake mix to the batter. Mix the batter just until evenly blended and the cake mix disappears.Cake mix added to the wet mixture
  5. Divide the batter between the 12 muffin cups.Banana muffin batter in a muffin tin
  6. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle returns clean.baked cake mix banana muffins in a muffin tin
  7. Place the muffin tin on a wire rack and cool slightly. Then remove then muffins to cool completely.baked banana muffins with cake mix on a wire rack cooling

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 muffin

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 272mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g

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If you enjoyed these muffins, I’d love for you to let me know in the comments. Also please check out these other muffin recipes:

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