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Red Velvet Banana Bread

1 hour 5 minutesPin Recipe

Banana bread made easy with a box of red velvet cake mix for a little different twist on traditional.

Red Velvet Banana Bread

We have made it to Red Velvet week! I’m so excited for this week because red velvet is probably my most favorite dessert type – next to tiramisu, of course.

This week in honor of Valentine’s Day coming on Saturday, I wanted to do an all red everything week!

Valentine’s Day is not my favorite holiday. I don’t really see the need or use of it. I’ve never really celebrated Valentine’s Day with my husband and I like it that way.

Red Velvet Banana Bread

But that doesn’t mean I don’t get to celebrate it with you! And it just makes sense, since everyone else is posting red velvet everything during this month/week, that I go ahead and do it too.

But no, I will not jump off a bridge if you ask me to.

I’m not gunna lie. I kinda cheated with this recipe. Valentine’s day creeped up on me real fast this year and I’m still trying to recover from all the Christmas shenanigans.

So instead of making a red velvet banana bread from scratch, I used my old tried and true method of doctoring up a cake mix.

Hey, some of my most popular recipes here are “fancy” cake mixes… like these donuts… so I’m gonna stick with it.

Red Velvet Banana Bread

Plus, I know that not everyone has the time or patience to create everything from scratch and that’s ok because I’m right there with you! As much as I would like to, it’s just not in the cards all the time.

So, I grabbed a box of my favorite red velvet cake mix and went to work.

It turned out better than I imagined with just the right balance of red velvet flavor combined with the banana bread that we all love. Enjoy!

Red Velvet Banana Bread

Red Velvet Banana Bread

Banana bread made easy with a box of red velvet cake mix for a little different twist on traditional.
Pin Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield: 1 loaf


  • 1 (15.5 oz) box red velvet cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup banana mashed


  • Preheat oven to 350° F and spray loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In medium bowl, add all ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake at 350° or 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from pan.
  • Dust with powdered sugar, if desired, slice and serve.
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