Thursday, July 27, 2023

How to Make Box Banana Bread Mix Better


I love to take simple ingredients or a simple recipe and add a little something to make it better.  I have been doing this with boxed bread mixes for years and it makes them taste fresh and delicious.  It’s really just a dump and bake recipe with the only real effort required is cracking eggs and measuring oil and water.  It’s a great use of a mashed overripe banana too.  

This time I added fresh blueberries, but you could use frozen as well.  You could also add chocolate chips instead of fruit or chopped nuts, like pecans or walnuts.  

Anytime you take something in a box and add freshness, it is a win, plus you haven’t spent very much time at all in the kitchen.

Box Bread Mix Made Better

1 box banana bread mix

1 cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 mashed overripe banana

1 1/2 cups blueberries, folded in last (coat with flour to keep from sinking)

Mix all ingredients together except for blueberries.  Fold the blueberries in gently.  Pour into loaf  pan (or 3 small loaf pans) sprayed generously with baking spray. Bake 45-55 minutes at 375 degrees.  Test for doneness with a toothpick. Cool slightly and remove from pan.



  1. Great idea..I used to add nuts a long time ago..I just don't cook anymore...I throw away my over ripe Bananas..You've given me an idea..I could share!! I have none of the ingredients except the Bananas...Maybe when it cools down a bit!!

  2. Has anyone ever made chocolate banana bread using a boxed banana bread mix if so how much cocoa or how can I make a chocolate banana bread using a mix thank you


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