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5 Minute Banana Bread

easy banana bread

I’m usually not a big fan of boxed baking mixes, because they’re often made with unnatural additives, preservatives, and ingredients I can’t pronounce.  But recently, Cherryvale Farms sent me some of their “Everything But The…” mixes and I was pleasantly surprised to see that they are different.  These are the only ingredients in their banana bread mix:

Organic Unbleached Flour, Organic Cane Sugar, Whole Egg Powder, Nonfat Dry Milk, Baking Soda, Vanilla Powder, Sea Salt, Cinnamon

To these you just add bananas, butter or oil, and water.  That’s it.  So what you get is a quick and easy banana bread that resembles homemade in both taste and quality of ingredients.

easy banana bread

I can never resist altering package instructions a little, so I replaced half the oil with plain whole milk yogurt, plus a few extra tablespoons.  It was ready for the oven in about 5 minutes, and the banana bread came out moist and delicious.

cherryvale farms

cherryvale farms

I will still continue to make homemade most of the time, but Cherryvale Farms mixes are a great option to keep on hand when you need a baked good, and fast!


  • Lindsey @CherryvaleFarms
    June 19, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Thanks for the post Amelia! We do love sharing our Banana Bread Mix with home cooks like you!

  • Danguole
    June 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Looks great! It’s about time someone made a mix without all the shady junk that’s usually in those things.

  • Johanna B
    June 20, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Now, if only someone would make a healthy gluten-free banana bread mix. or is that an oxymoron? BTW I eat GF because I have Celiac.

  • Amelia
    June 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I will let you know if I come across one, Johanna! My friend Yvonne makes the BEST gluten-free banana bread & muffins — I’ll ask her if she knows of a good mix.

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