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!
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.
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?!
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!
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 Recipe
Cake Mix Banana Cookies
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon optional
- ½ cup chocolate chips optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and mash bananas in a mixing bowl
- Stir in cake mix, mix until well combined, and add cinnamon and chocolate chips, if using
- Drop dough onto lined baking sheets using a tablespoon
- Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are firm and tops are light golden brown
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
I’d like to try these and thought about adding peanut butter! What would you suggest?
I haven't tried these with peanut butter, but that sounds tasty.
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.
So glad you enjoyed the cookies! Thank you so much for the feedback!
I only have 2 bananas. Do I need to add anything else for moisture?
Only if it's too dry after mixing the cake mix. If not, you don't need to add anything.
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!
Sounds like my house! Thanks, James!
These cookies are so soft and delicious!
Thanks so much, Ann! Glad you liked them!