I saw a recipe for funfetti banana bread on pinterest, and of course, I can get on board with anything funfetti so I had to give it a try! The recipe started with a cake mix. I went back and forth between making funfetti banana bread from scratch or trying the cake mix version. In the end, I decided to use a cake mix. Because sometimes, you’re post-call from a 28 hour shift, haven’t slept in 31 hours, and just want to eat funfetti banana bread without spending a lot (or more than 5 minutes haha) of time in the kitchen measuring out a bunch of ingredients ;). Since I almost never use cake mixes anymore, I didn’t have a funfetti cake mix on hand so I ended up using vanilla cake mix and adding sprinkles. A yellow cake mix + sprinkles would work too. Turns out there are tons of cake mix banana bread recipes out there. I even saw one recipe for butter pecan banana bread. Sounds delicious, right? Feel free to use your favorite cake mix flavor. However, if you prefer dense, heavy banana bread this recipe probably isn’t for you. It’s definitely on the cakey side. But who doesn’t like cake?? Especially cake with sprinkles! =) Enjoy!

Funfetti Banana Bread 

1 (15.25 oz) box vanilla cake mix, dry (I used Pillsbury)*
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups mashed banana (~3 bananas)
2 tbsp canola oil
1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles*

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9×5 loaf pan with non-stick spray.
2. In bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment combine cake mix, eggs, banana, and oil. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in sprinkles and pour into prepared pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and place on cooling rack.
*adapted from Babble
Note: You could use funfetti cake mix in place of the vanilla cake mix and sprinkles.

Categories: Breads, Cakes

2 Responses so far.

  1. Hallie says:

    Hey Kendra,
    My name is Hallie and I am a fellow food blogger – I coauthor the site http://www.halfbakedcooks.com . I was checking out your blog online today and wanted to say nice work! You have some great looking photos and cool recipe ideas! Your recipe for Banana Bread is definitely on my to-cook-list!
    I was wondering if I could put a link to your blog on my Rolodex page under “Blogs we love,” hopefully this could get you some hits on your website- and help make my blog a better resource for finding awesome recipes. My blog is also pretty new so I can use all the blogger friends I can get! If you would ever like to do a guest post, or have myself or the other author (Genny) of half-baked cooks do one for you – let us know! Any link backs on your blogroll (if you have one) would be appreciated if you like our site!

    Thanks and have a great weekend,


    • Kendra says:

      Hi Hallie!
      Thank you for your kind words. I am totally fine with you adding my blog to your “Blogs we love”…maybe I need to look into adding a blogroll to my homepage as well =). I’ve never done a guest post (or had a guest poster) before but it sounds like fun! I’m game for either one.
      Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

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