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Make Cake Mix Banana Cookies using ripe bananas and a box of cake mix with this super easy cookie recipe. They’re soft, fluffy and delicious!

cake mix banana cookies with chocolate chips on the table

If you have a few ripe bananas to use up, this 2 ingredient cookie recipe is for you. These cookies are made without eggs, oil or milk — just bananas and your favorite cake mix.

I whipped up these 2 ingredient cookies in about 30 minutes. I needed to use up some almost overripe bananas, and I wanted to make a treat for the kiddos.

Normally, I’d make Frosted Banana Bread Cookies or Banana Applesauce Muffins or Zucchini Banana Muffins or Banana Oatmeal Cookies. But, I didn’t have a lot of time, and I already made 2 Ingredient Banana Muffins earlier in the week. So, I made these easy banana cookies, instead!

2 Ingredient Cookies

I have several cake mix cookie recipes on the blog. Normally, you use eggs and milk, but you don’t need those for banana cookies.

Just mash the bananas in a mixing bowl. I used 3 ripe bananas here.

mash bananas in mixing bowl

When the bananas are completely mashed, add your cake mix. I used yellow cake mix, but you can use white cake mix if you have that.

Mix the ingredients until they’re well combined. You might think the mix is too dry, but it will thin out as you keep mixing.

So, the basic recipe is just 2 ingredients, but I added a little cinnamon for flavor. And, a few chocolate chips never hurt anyone, right?!

chocolate chips in cookie batter

Use a tablespoon to scoop up the dough and drop it onto a cookie sheet. This cookie dough is thin and very sticky. Pro tip — spray your tablespoon with non-stick spray for easier release!

I also highly recommend using foil, parchment paper or silicone mats. Clean-up is so much easier this way!

unbaked banana chocolate chip cookies on tray

The cookies take about 12 minutes to bake. Every oven is different, though, so test the cookies at about 10 minutes in.

The edges should be firm, and the tops should be slightly golden. They’ll be soft, but they firm up as they cool down.

These banana cookies are soft, fluffy and taste like banana bread. My kids gobbled them up in no time!

cake mix banana cookie with chocolate chips on the table

Cake Mix Banana Cookie Recipe

5 from 11 votes

Cake Mix Banana Cookies

By: Dee
Make Cake Mix Banana Cookies using ripe bananas and a box of cake mix with this super easy cookie recipe. They're soft, fluffy and delicious!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 24


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • ½ cup chocolate chips optional
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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and mash bananas in a mixing bowl
    mash bananas in mixing bowl
  • Stir in cake mix, mix until well combined, and add cinnamon and chocolate chips, if using
    chocolate chips in cookie batter
  • Drop dough onto lined baking sheets using a tablespoon
    unbaked banana chocolate chip cookies on tray
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are firm and tops are light golden brown
    baked cookies on cookie sheet


Recipe makes about large 24 cookies.
Cinnamon and chocolate chips are optional — basic recipe is 2 ingredients.


Calories: 98kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 159mg, Potassium: 10mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 8IU, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. Christina says:

    How simple! And the flavor is awesome! will be making these often!5 stars

  2. Nicole says:

    I’d like to try these and thought about adding peanut butter! What would you suggest?

    1. Dee says:

      I haven’t tried these with peanut butter, but that sounds tasty.

  3. christina j says:

    I just made these and the smell of cinnamon is wonderful,and to mention that these taste delicious.Thank you for this easy and tasty recipe.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad you enjoyed the cookies! Thank you so much for the feedback!

  4. Judi says:

    I only have 2 bananas. Do I need to add anything else for moisture?

    1. Dee says:

      Only if it’s too dry after mixing the cake mix. If not, you don’t need to add anything.

  5. James says:

    These are great only a few minutes to make as well. My daughter made them the other day and they were all gone in a day!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Sounds like my house! Thanks, James!

  6. Ann says:

    These cookies are so soft and delicious!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks so much, Ann! Glad you liked them!