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Red Velvet Banana Bread

Red Velvet Banana Bread is easy to make with a cake mix and the recipe makes 5 loaves, perfect for a holiday gift!

Red Velvet Banana Bread

Neighbor gifts! This Red Velvet Banana Bread was made with love for my wonderful neighbors. It’s like banana bread and red velvet cake all at the same time. Plus it’s drizzled with white chocolate and sprinkled with Christmas cheer! What a delicious way to say I’m so happy you’re my neighbor.

Red Velvet Banana Bread

It’s also got nuts and chocolate chips which provides a sweet surprise. Moist, red and chocolatey!

Red Velvet Banana Bread

And it’s not hard to make! Start by mashing up a bunch of very ripe bananas.

Red Velvet Banana Bread

Mix up 2 red velvet cake mixes with oil, mashed bananas and eggs. Then stir in chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.

Here’s the mix I used in case you can’t find it at the store (affiliate):

Red Velvet Banana Bread

I used small foil loaf pans and lined them with parchment paper.

Here are the aluminum foil pans that I used (8 x 3.75). Click below to order them on Amazon (affiliate):

Red Velvet Banana Bread

Then sprayed the pans with cooking spray and added the batter, about two thirds full. This recipe makes 5 loaves.

Red Velvet Banana Bread

Bake at 350°F. for about 40  minutes.

Red Velvet Banana Bread

Let them cool, then drizzle with melted white chocolate.

Red Velvet Banana Bread

And top with Christmas sprinkles.

Here are the sprinkles that I used. Click below to get them on Amazon (affiliate):

Red Velvet Banana Bread

Let the chocolate set. It only takes about 30 minutes. Then wrap with clear plastic wrap, tie a ribbon around it and add your gift tag.

Red Velvet Banana Bread

I hope my neighbors like their Red Velvet Banana Bread! I made a couple of batches, so of course I did plenty of sampling. It is simply scrumptious!

Red Velvet Banana Bread

Yield: 5 loaves


  • 2 red velvet cake mixes (I used 2 (16.5 oz) Duncan Hines red velvet cake mixes)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 (12 oz.) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 8 ounces white candy melts
  • Sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 5 (8" x 3 3/4" x 2 1/2") loaf pans with parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Place first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. With an electric mixer, beat on low for 20 seconds, then turn up speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour batter into loaf pans. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool.
  3. Place candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until completely melted. Stir until smooth. Pour into a clear plastic pastry bag. Cut the tip off and drizzle melted candy over the cooled bread. Let the candy melts set (about 20-30 minutes).
  4. For a gift, wrap in clear plastic wrap. Tie a bow around it and add gift tag. Store at room temperature for 24 hours or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Red Velvet Banana Bread

59 Responses to Red Velvet Banana Bread

  1. sara says:

    beautiful Christmas gift & yummy too!!

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  3. Janice Alexander says:

    I think this would make an awesome gift for your coworkers, and other special friends.

  4. Carlene says:

    Can this be frozen until needed?

  5. Gail McDonald says:

    Why do you need parchment paper?

    • To keep the bread from sticking to the pan. You don’t have to use it if you don’t want to, but make sure to grease the pan really well or spray generously with non-stick cooking spray.

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  7. Moni A. says:

    Parchment paper keeps the baked good from sticking in the pan. It eliminates the problem of having pieces your baked good sticking and breaking off.

  8. Aleks says:

    Is the oil listed on top of whatever is needed for the boxed red velvet cake mix?

  9. Terri says:

    Not an experienced baker but like to make recipe using tradional loaf pan. How long should I bake?

    • You could use a 10″x5″ loaf pan and make two loaves or half the recipe and make one loaf. I would bake at 350°F. for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean. I would check it at 40 minutes.

  10. Susan says:

    I would think a regular size loaf pan would take about an hour or maybe a little more. Check doneness with a toothpick.

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  12. Mika says:

    I’m planning to NOT use a cake mix. is it possible/ and what is its equivalent to home made mix?

  13. Emiliana M. Coronel says:

    This recipe looks so good. I really want to try it. Please guide me as to how many cups of RED VELVET MIX i should use?
    Thank You!!!

  14. Whitney says:

    Should these be refrigerated?

  15. Rebecca says:

    Is there water in this recipe? I’m counting the first five ingredients and it includes the chocolate chips then? But then it says to stir those in with the nuts?

  16. Emiliana M. Coronel says:

    Hi Lise, thank you for replying to my inquiry.
    Yes I saw and read the complete recipe. It did say 2 Red Velvet Mix. I’m sorry but the Red Velvet Mix I see around comes in different packaging, different quantity. Please let me know in terms of measuring cups the amount of Red Velvet Mix I should use for this very interesting recipe of yours.
    I’m a new baker. I’m so eager to try this out. I want to give it as gifts to friends.
    Thank you.
    More power to you.

    • Hi Emiliana, I’m so glad you want to make my recipe. I’m sorry that I don’t know the exact amount of cake mix per box. I did use a 16.5 ounce box of Duncan Hines brand Red Velvet Cake Mix. I’ve provided a link on the post if you want to order them from Amazon. Or perhaps you have a scale? You could weigh the mix you are using. Good luck!

  17. cheryl says:

    Place first 4 ingredients not 5 in a large bowl, Mix with electric mixer. Then add chips and nuts. Right? Or am I missing an ingredient?

  18. Allison says:

    After baking, how long should I let the bread cool in the pans?

  19. Mckenna says:

    The recipe says it yields 5 loafs, but in a comment about you said it yields 2 loafs in a 10×5. Does that mean it makes 5 mini loafs?

  20. Cookie says:

    I don’t want to use nuts… should I add more chocolate chips, substitute with M&Ms, or just leave them out?

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  22. Heather says:

    Does the chocolate not stick to the plastic wrap? My concern is that it will or it’ll smear and want it to be this cute.

  23. Jessica says:

    How much- in cups- for 6 bananas?

  24. Diana says:

    If I want to make only one loaf what are the measurements?

  25. Christian says:

    Is that 40 mins in the oven for all 5 loaves together or each one at a time? Sorry. Not an experienced baker.

  26. Sharon Wiebe says:

    Can you use olive and or grapeseed oil!

  27. Patsy says:

    I am making this now, but omitting chocolate chips, Frosting, candies. I substituted butter.. because I had grabbed wrong recipe, AN started, AN had butter out, an semi melted. So switched right recipe, put dry mix done did aside for another time. AN started this recipe.. If the batter tasting fantastic alone doesn’t say something, I hope cake does, because batter alone was great.

  28. Sara Hardy says:

    I’ve made 15 loaves of this now for neighbors, friends and my husbands coworkers! It’s a HUGE hit! Thank you so much for sharing and Merry Christmas!!!!

  29. Danica says:

    Hi, do 3 bananas equate for 1.5 cups of water? I’m using a different cake mix and the ingredient amounts are a bit different. Thanks!

  30. Lisa Reid says:

    Hi I am making mine as we speak. I ended up using the mini loaves pan. I had a total of 10 with this.

  31. Davina says:

    Love this recipe!! I will be making more for my coworkers and for my family they love it!

  32. Omg I am in love!!! ??? Your red velvet banana bread was soooo good! So good I had to write about it and share it with everyone I know lol ???. Here’s my blog post link www.bit.ly/foodiefiles. If anyone hasn’t made this yet make it! You won’t be disappointed!

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