In one of my many hours spent scouring Pinterest, I happened along a photo not unlike this (PS – my bananas were thawing from the freezer, that’s why they look kinda wet and gross. haaa):
My interest was piqued. And on a click it said something along the lines of: The closest thing to my Grandmother’s Banana Bread in Two easy steps. Um…Wha?
And so I went on to get the recipe.
Mash 3-4 Over-Ripe Bananas in a mixer… Blend in the Yellow Cake Mix and the Two eggs. Add 1/2 a cup of chocolate chips or nuts, or whatever you like, and bake for 50 minutes.
I decided to give it a shot.
You guys, this turned out SO well! I made a few alterations (I always do), and added a streusel type topping for a little more pizzazz. Even after that – it took me five minutes TOPS to prepare… And I had emails and texts flying in from all over about how good it was. Here is my VERY slightly modified, full recipe:
1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix
3-4 Over-Ripe Bananas
2 Large Cage-Free Eggs (Initiative.)
1/4 Cup of Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup of Chopped Hazelnuts
1/4 Cup of Cinnamon Chips (So totally optional, but they made a big difference to me. If you don’t have these, just add a tbsp of cinnamon to your batter)
Preheat Oven to 350.
1. Mash the Bananas in your Mixer.
2. Blend in the Cake Mix, Eggs (one at a time), and all other dry ingredients into the Mashed Bananas.
3. Bake for 30-40 minutes. (I did longer, for the Bundt Pan).
It smelled so good, I had to take a peak. :)