Growing up Bisquick meant pancakes to me, but I love how versatile it actually is. This Bisquick banana bread recipe is one of my go-to recipes when I have bananas that have gotten too ripe for my family. I usually have Bisquick in my pantry so it’s easy to pull together without much planning!
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BISQUICK BANANA BREAD RECIPE
CAN I USE BISQUICK TO MAKE BANANA BREAD?
Absolutely! Making banana bread with Bisquick is one of the easiest ways to make this for breakfast or as a dessert! Using the baking mix makes the ingredient list shorter. I love a short ingredient list when it comes to my time in the kitchen. I want recipes to be simple to prep for and simple to make.
This easy banana bread is exactly that!
BISQUICK BANANA BREAD RECIPE INGREDIENTS
You need some very basic ingredients to make this quick bread. You’ll need ripe bananas and Bisquick. But you also need sugar, milk, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla, and salt.
If you want to make this a Bisquick banana nut bread recipe, you can also include some of your favorite nuts. I recommend finely chopped walnuts.
CAN I SUBSTITUTE BISQUICK FOR FLOUR IN BANANA BREAD?
If you’re not using this exact recipe and have one of your own, it’s possible that you might be able to use Bisquick instead of flour.
Bisquick contains flour, shortening, leavening agent, sugar, salt, and some preservatives. This means it isn’t a simple swap for flour. But it might be possible!
Learn how to convert Bisquick to flour if you’re using a banana bread recipe that calls for flour. But if you’re making this recipe, grab your box of Bisquick and get started!
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH BANANAS FOR BANANA BREAD?
If you don’t have enough bananas on hand, you can make this Bisquick banana bread recipe with applesauce! You can swap one banana with 1/2 cup of applesauce. I don’t recommend using more than 1 cup of applesauce in this recipe. If you use too much applesauce your mixture could end up being too wet.
HOW TO BAKE BANANA BREAD
Start by heating the oven to 350°F and greasing the bottom of your loaf pan.
Mix together the bananas, eggs, oil, milk, vanilla, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Once those ingredients have been mixed together well, add in the Bisquick and nuts, if desired.
Pour all of the batter into the loaf pan.
Bake the banana bread for 45-50 minutes. You’ll know the bread is done when you insert a toothpick into the middle of the loaf of bread and it comes out clean.
Take the bread out of the oven and let it cool on a wire baking rack. Then use a knife to loosen the edges of the bread from the loaf pan and take the bread out of the pan. Let the bread cool completely on the wire rack.
Enjoy with butter, if desired!
With this recipe, you can make a loaf of banana bread or Bisquick banana bread muffins. If you’re making muffins, be sure to grease the bottom of each cup in the muffin tin! If you make muffins, I recommend baking them at 400°F for 15-20 minutes.
HOW TO STORE BANANA BREAD
Knowing how to store banana bread is key to making sure it stays moist. You want to keep it in plastic wrap or an airtight container. Be sure to wrap it tightly! You can also make your banana bread last longer by storing it in the refrigerator.
If you’re looking for another easy breakfast idea for the family, cake mix coffee cake is another great option!
Bisquick Banana Bread Recipe
- 2 large ripe bananas (mashed)
- 3 eggs (beaten)
- 3 Tablespoons canola oil
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 2/3 cups Bisquick
- chopped nuts (if desired)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Grease the bottom of a loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, mix together the bananas, eggs, oil, milk, vanilla, salt, and sugar.
- Once well mixed, add in Bisquick and nuts, if desired.
- Pour batter into the loaf pan.
- Bake the banana bread for 45-50 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the middle of the loaf of bread. When it comes out clean, you know your bread is done.
- Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes.
- Use a knife to loosen the edges of the bread from the loaf pan. Place loaf on a wire rack to cool completely.