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As if banana bread isn’t perfect the way it is, try adding some cooked bacon to it! Bacon makes everything better, including this Bacon Banana Bread!
Sometimes an idea hits me and it ends up being completely brilliant. This would be one of those times.
Bacon + Banana Bread = Brilliance
I love banana bread and I love using my Granny’s trick for making quick banana bread using a boxed mix…makes it super easy with only three ingredients. We eat it for breakfast a lot and sometimes I turn it into peanut butter sandwiches for lunch.
I started thinkin’…we love to eat bacon with our banana bread, so why not just try combining the two into one glorious bread!
What ended up happening was the most perfect thing in the world. A little sweet, a little salty and was gone in less than a day. This works with both gluten free and traditional cake mixes, so you can totally make it work for you.
Hubbyman is upset that he didn’t get much of it and has requested it again…next time I’m making it with a traditional cake mix so that I can’t eat it. It’s super addictive and I really don’t want it hanging around the house otherwise I will keep eating it all day long.
Can you think of any thing more perfect than warm sweet banana bread and hot crispy bacon? It’s probably my favorite Saturday morning breakfast.
Have you been following along with all my Bacon Month recipes? So many good bacon recipes.
Bacon Banana Bread
Bacon Banana Bread...it's so easy to make with only 4 ingredients. You won't believe how amazing it tastes.
- 1 box yellow cake mix (or 2 boxes GF yellow cake mix)
- 2 eggs
- 4 ripe bananas *
- 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- Smash bananas in a large bowl. Add eggs, cake mix and 3/4 of the bacon to the bananas and mix well by hand.
- Spray 2 loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray and fill with mix. Sprinkle a single line of bacon crumbs down the center of each loaf.
- Bake at 350 F for 35-40 minutes or until completely cooked.
- I use bananas that are too ripe to eat, so I throw them in the freezer until I have enough for this recipe. Just thaw them and then mash them up.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 305mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
There is so much good stuff happening here. I have never heard of making banana bread with cake mix, but now I’ve got to try it. Adding bacon is an incredible idea too. Thanks for a fab recipe!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
What an awesome flavor combination!
Becca from It's Yummi! says
bacon on top of my favorite bread in the world? That IS brilliance, my friend!
June Grant says
Do you make the cake mix first or just add the powder to the bannas.
Wendy O'Neal says
Hi June! You just mix the bananas into the dry cake mix powder. That’s the beauty of this easy recipe! w-