Sweet bananas, fluffy dough, crunchy pecans — are you ready for this Bisquick banana bread recipe?
Bisquick recipes have been around for years. This handy addition to pantry shelves has been revolutionizing biscuit dinners with one easy shake of that yellow box. Is it any wonder you can have delicious, homemade Bisquick breakfast recipes too?
Enter my Bisquick banana bread recipe! Eight ingredients come together into a fluffy loaf of banana bread. Smother it with butter or just gobble it plain — no matter how you eat it, it’s good stuff!
If you have a lot of extra ripe bananas and wanna bake more, I have the best solution… banana pudding cake, banana bread, and banana cake with cream cheese frosting will turn those ripe almost-forgotten-bananas into something awesome!
- Easy to make
- Crowd-pleasing fluffy banana bread
- Variations are aplenty!
- Less than an hour start to finish
- Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
How To Make Bisquick Banana Bread Recipe
Not only are there eight easy to find ingredients, but there are only four simple steps to make this bread! No, really!
Preheat your oven and spray your baking tray. Mix all the ingredients except the Bisquick and the pecans. Once combined, stir in the Bisquick and nuts. Pour into your baking tray, bake for 50 minutes, and cool. Done!
See? It really is that simple! Made even easier by the use of Bisquick!
Your tummy’s rumbling and your plates are sadly banana bread empty. Let’s fix that! Read on for some of my best tips and tricks to getting the most out of this bread.
Like many baked goods lovers, I grew up on Betty Crocker banana bread, so I have a very high standard when it comes to pastries. Baking bread products that live up to such high expectations can be overwhelming. You want your cake, bread, or pastry to turn out perfectly risen, fluffy, crunchy on the outside, have the right amount of air pockets or none at all — it’s a lot!
That’s why I love the addition of Bisquick to this recipe. If you’ve never cooked with Bisquick before, just trust it! It’s been helping out in the kitchen since the 1930s. It knows how to give you bakery-quality baked goods in a snap!
Bisquick Bread Ingredient Notes
With such a heavy-lifting ingredient as Bisquick, the rest of the ingredients can’t be that unusual, right? Let me walk you through it!
Bisquick: Bisquick is a premixed flour concoction that gives you the perfect ratio of self-rising flour to fat to sugar. So you don’t have to worry about getting the amounts of leavening agents right — it’s already in there! That’s why it’s so easy to make Bisquick bread products. They’ve done all the hard work for you!
Bananas: The best part of any banana bread is perfectly overripe bananas. That stage brings extra sugars and yumminess to your loaf. To get your bananas to that overripe stage, you can either wait for your bananas to darken on their own by leaving them at room temperature, or use one of the many tips and tricks over the internet. The best trick? Using a simple paper bag!
Oil: Since Bisquick comes with its own pre-measured oil right in the mix (it’s dried oil, so you won’t see the liquid in the mix), you have some wiggle room with the oil in this recipe. My favorite thing to do is swap the oil for apple sauce! This gives your loaf an extra punch of sweetness and fluffy texture. You’ll love it!
Can you treat the result of this bread like any other banana bread? How best should you store it? Read on!
Can You Freeze This?
Yes! Once cooled, wrap your banana bread in plastic wrap or store it in another airtight container. Place it in the freezer, and you’ll get up to three months out of it!
For one handy trick, you can cut individual slices, wrap them in plastic wrap, and freeze them. Then, when you need a quick breakfast, grab a slice and go!
Make Ahead Tips
There isn’t much you can do to prep for this recipe. Once the dough comes together, you need to get it in the oven fast to prevent the leavening agents from losing all their umph. But! If you need to ripen your bananas quickly, you can do that ahead of time. See my note on banana ripening above!
How Long Can You Keep This In The Fridge?
You can keep the result of this Bisquick banana bread recipe in the fridge for up to one week. I think it tastes even better chilled! Slap some butter or cream cheese on a chilled slice and you’ve got yourself a lip-smackingly good snack time.
Bisquick Banana Bread
- 2 cups mashed very ripe bananas, 3-4 large bananas
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 large eggs
- 2 2/3 cups Original Bisquick
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9X5 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, using a wooden spoon, mix together bananas, sugar, milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs. Add pecans and mix a little, Stir in Bisquick. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 50-60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in pan.
- Using a butter knife, loosen edges of loaf from the sides of the pan. Carefully remove from pan and cool completely, place top side up on a wire rack, and cool completely before serving.
Believe it or not, there are still more ways to shake up mornings with these breakfast recipes The fun never ends!
- Bisquick Muffins – Transfer this recipe to muffin tins for a perfect coffee pairing
- Bisquick Scones – Fancy never tasted so good!
- Bisquick Blueberry Muffins – Toss in some fresh blueberries for a bright burst
- Bisquick Breakfast Casserole – loaded with sausage, egg, potatoes, and peppers
- Bisquick Quiche – turn simple egg recipes into something fantastic!
Next time you’re at the grocery store, don’t pass by that packaged flour product — Bisquick is where it’s at! It’s ready to make your life easy and your meals tasty, whether it’s this Bisquick banana bread recipe or a simple add-on biscuit to your weeknight chili meal. Yum, right?
What’s your favorite Bisquick concoction? Let me know in the comments!