Easy Two Ingredient Banana Muffins made with cake mix and ripe bananas take minutes to make and are perfect a quick breakfast or snack!
This quick and easy 2 ingredient muffin recipe is perfect when you want to use up a bunch of ripe bananas. We’ve been making these banana muffins for a long time, and they are light, fluffy and absolutely delicious!
I am SO not a morning person. I usually don’t fully wake up until I have that first cup of coffee — or maybe two — so even though I love making Banana Applesauce Muffins and Banana Zucchini Muffins from scratch, this recipe is definitely for us non-morning folks!
It’s also perfect when you find yourself out of milk, flour, eggs or anything else in used in traditional muffins. Best of all, you only need cake mix and ripe bananas!
How to Make Two Ingredient Banana Muffins with Cake Mix
Step 1. Peel and mash your bananas in a large mixing bowl until they’re nice and soft. A fork works perfectly here.
Next, add your cake mix. Just plain cake mix — you won’t be needing any other ingredients listed on the cake mix box.
I usually use yellow cake mix for these muffins. But white cake mix works, and you can make chocolate banana muffins with chocolate cake mix!
Step 2. Add the cake mix to the mashed bananas. Use the fork or a spoon to mix them together.
They should be well blended. But, it’s fine if there are a few lumps.
So, these are the basic muffins. but you can add cinnamon and/or chocolate chips to make these muffins even better!
Step 3. Now, grease a muffin tin so the muffins don’t stick to the pan. Or, use paper or parchment muffin cups.
Spoon the batter into the muffin tin. Don’t forget to clean up any spills. And, pop it into the oven!
Step 4. Bake the muffins for about 16 to 18 minutes. The exact amount of time depends on your oven.
But generally, 16 or 17 minutes works for me. Test the muffins with a toothpick, and if it comes out clean, they’re done!
They’re golden brown, soft and so delicious! And as a bonus, your home will smell amazing!
We added a little cinnamon and chocolate chips to some of the muffins since that’s how we roll. The plain ones are just as good, though!
These muffins never last more than a day or two in my house. Just store them, covered, on a platter on the counter. No need to refrigerate them!
Make them Gluten Free
I tried making these with a gluten free cake mix, and they were just as good. So, if you’re looking for an easy gluten free banana muffin recipe, just change the cake mix, and you’re good to go!
Post originally published in 2015 and updated in 2020.
2 Ingredient Banana Muffin Recipe
Easy Two Ingredient Banana Muffins
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 4 or 5 very ripe bananas mashed
- A dash of cinnamon optional
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips optional
- Set oven temperature to 350 degrees, and mash bananas in a large mixing bowl until very soft
- Add cake mix to bowl, and mix until well blended. Add cinnamon and chocolate chips, if desired
- Grease a muffin tin, and scoop batter into muffin tin
- Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick in the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to cool, then remove from muffin tin, and enjoy.
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