Food Network's recipe for easy banana bread and Betty Crocker's easy cake-mix banana bread are both easy to follow. Betty Crocker's easy cake-mix banana bread offers eight variations of the recipe, so bakers can add extra flavor with ingredients such as chocolate chips and butterscotch.
To make Food Network's easy banana bread, combine 2 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon each of baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium-size bowl. In a separate bowl, cream together 2 eggs and 1 cup of sugar. Stir in 4 ripe mashed bananas, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir the flour mixture into the bowl with the other ingredients. Pour the mixture into a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan, and bake for an hour in a 350-degree oven.
To make Betty Crocker's easy cake-mix banana bread, begin by coating two 8-by-4-inch loaf pans with cooking spray and preheating the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together one box of Betty Crocker yellow cake mix (or another cake mix flavor if preferred), 1/3 cup of oil, three eggs and 1 1/2 cups of mashed bananas (approximately 3 to 4 ripe bananas). Divide batter evenly between pans. Add chocolate chips or butterscotch chips to batter if desired. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, and allow two hours to cool completely before serving.