Red Velvet Banana Bread is easy to make with a cake mix and the recipe makes 5 loaves, perfect for a holiday gift!
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.
It’s also got nuts and chocolate chips which provides a sweet surprise. Moist, red and chocolatey!
And it’s not hard to make! Start by mashing up a bunch of very ripe bananas.
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):
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):
Then sprayed the pans with cooking spray and added the batter, about two thirds full. This recipe makes 5 loaves.
Bake at 350°F. for about 40 minutes.
Let them cool, then drizzle with melted white chocolate.
And top with Christmas sprinkles.
Here are the sprinkles that I used. Click below to get them on Amazon (affiliate):
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.
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
Ingredients
 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 semisweet chocolate chips
 1 cup chopped walnuts
 8 ounces white candy melts
 Sprinkles
Instructions

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.

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.

Place candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 12 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 2030 minutes).

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.
sara
beautiful Christmas gift & yummy too!!
Janice Alexander
I think this would make an awesome gift for your coworkers, and other special friends.
Mom Loves Baking
Yes it would! 🙂
Carlene
Can this be frozen until needed?
Mom Loves Baking
You could freeze the red velvet banana bread without the chocolate drizzle.
Gail McDonald
Why do you need parchment paper?
Mom Loves Baking
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 nonstick cooking spray.
Moni A.
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.
Mom Loves Baking
Yes, you are completely correct. Thank you for your comments. 🙂
Aleks
Is the oil listed on top of whatever is needed for the boxed red velvet cake mix?
Mom Loves Baking
No, the recipe states the total amount of oil needed for the bread. You don’t need to add extra.
Terri
Not an experienced baker but like to make recipe using tradional loaf pan. How long should I bake?
Mom Loves Baking
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 4050 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the bread comes out clean. I would check it at 40 minutes.
Susan
I would think a regular size loaf pan would take about an hour or maybe a little more. Check doneness with a toothpick.
Mika
I’m planning to NOT use a cake mix. is it possible/ and what is its equivalent to home made mix?
Mom Loves Baking
Hi Mika, I have not tried this recipe from scratch. I’m sorry I can’t be of more help. Let me know if you can figure it out. Good luck!
Emiliana M. Coronel
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!!!
Mom Loves Baking
Hi Emiliana, If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will see the complete recipe for Red Velvet Banana Bread. Enjoy!
Whitney
Should these be refrigerated?
Mom Loves Baking
Store at room temperature for 24 hours or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Rebecca
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?
Mom Loves Baking
Hi Becky, There is no water in this recipe. The bananas replace the water that’s normally added in a cake mix.
Emiliana M. Coronel
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.
Mom Loves Baking
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!
cheryl
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?
Mom Loves Baking
First 4 ingredients (sorry about the typo, I’m correcting it now).
Allison
After baking, how long should I let the bread cool in the pans?
Mom Loves Baking
Until they are completely cool. Depends on the temperature of your house. Maybe 30 minutes to an hour.
Mckenna
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?
Mom Loves Baking
To clarify, this recipe will make five (8″x3.75″) loaves or two (10″x5″) loaves.
Cookie
I don’t want to use nuts… should I add more chocolate chips, substitute with M&Ms, or just leave them out?
Mom Loves Baking
Just leave out.
Heather
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.
Mom Loves Baking
If you put the bread in the refrigerator after drizzling the chocolate, then it will firm up and not stick to the plastic.
Jessica
How much in cups for 6 bananas?
Mom Loves Baking
Two cups of mashed banana = 6 bananas.
Diana
If I want to make only one loaf what are the measurements?
Mom Loves Baking
Half the recipe and use one 10″x5″ loaf pan.
Christian
Is that 40 mins in the oven for all 5 loaves together or each one at a time? Sorry. Not an experienced baker.
Mom Loves Baking
Yes, 40 minutes for all 5 loaves, if you can fit them all in your oven or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Rosalie Borrego
Can I make red velvet loaf using water on Duncan Hines Box instead of bananas?
Lise Ode
Yes, you could make a regular red velvet loaf by preparing the mix according to package instructions. It might make less loaves though without the bananas. Probably 4 loaves using 4 (8″ x 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″) loaf pans.
Sharon Wiebe
Can you use olive and or grapeseed oil!
Mom Loves Baking
I think you could use olive oil. Not sure about grapeseed oil, I’ve never used that before.
Patsy
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.
Mom Loves Baking
Hope it turns out great. Enjoy!
Sara Hardy
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!!!!
Mom Loves Baking
How wonderful! So glad you like it! Merry Christmas! 🙂
Danica
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!
Mom Loves Baking
If you’re using one cake mix or half of this recipe, then I would use 3 bananas or 1 cup of mashed bananas. Enjoy!
Lisa Reid
Hi I am making mine as we speak. I ended up using the mini loaves pan. I had a total of 10 with this.
Mom Loves Baking
That’s great! Enjoy!
Davina
Love this recipe!! I will be making more for my coworkers and for my family they love it!
Mom Loves Baking
So glad you love it! Enjoy!
Zelanda's Kitchen
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 http://www.bit.ly/foodiefiles. If anyone hasn’t made this yet make it! You won’t be disappointed!
Mom Loves Baking
Thank you, Zelanda’s Kitchen! 🙂