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Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

I had very ripe bananas to use up so I went in search of a fun new banana bread recipe to try out.  I adapted a recipe from Alida’s Kitchen that looked too incredible to resist.  It made my house smell incredible while it baked and it turned out moist, beautiful, and so delicious.  My kids thought it was the BEST banana bread ever & gobbled up the whole loaf within two days.

Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

How to Make Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Combine the flours, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl.

In a separate bowl, beat the sugars and oil with a mixer until creamy and smooth.  Add the mashed banana, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla then beat until blended.  Gently fold the flour mixture into the banana mixture and mix batter until just combined.

Place chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30-40 seconds or until almost melted.  Stir until smooth (cook for a few more seconds if it’s not completely melted).

Add 1 cup batter to the chocolate, stirring until well combined. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan, alternating between plain batter and chocolate batter.  Swirl batters together using a knife.  Place additional chocolate chips on top, if desired.

Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

Bake for 70 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes in the pan before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.  Enjoy.

Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Breads and Muffins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Pam / For the Love of Cooking

Equipment

  • Loaf pan

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup of whole wheat flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups mashed ripe banana 3 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray
  • Additional chocolate chips for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine the flours, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the sugars and oil with a mixer until creamy and smooth. Add the mashed banana, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla then beat until blended. Gently fold the flour mixture into the banana mixture and mix batter until just combined.
  • Place chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30-40 seconds or until almost melted. Stir until smooth (cook for a few more seconds if it's not completely melted).
  • Add 1 cup batter to the chocolate, stirring until well combined. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan, alternating between plain batter and chocolate batter. Swirl batters together using a knife. Place additional chocolate chips on top, if desired.
  • Bake for 70 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in the pan before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve. Enjoy.
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148 Comments

  1. Wow! Looks great! 70 minutes is a long time to bake! Must be some dense, yunmy bread.

    I love all of the aprons. But I think my favorite is the one with the owls 😉

  2. this bread sounds great!

    and the aprons are all really nice – though out of those to choose from, the popcorn fun is, well, FUN!

  3. Bread recipe sounds yummy!! Would love to send one of these beautiful aprons to my sis, who is just learning to cook with her 4 yr old son!

  4. That bread looks fantastic, yum yum. It would be too expensive to send the apron to me so leave me out of the draw, but I like the middle one, I might even get my husband to so more cooking with one like that 🙂 Have a great weekend Diane

  5. Oooh so many to choose from. I think I’d have to go with the brown plaid apron. They’re all so lovely!

    And the banana bread sounds delicious.

  6. This looks wonderful! I would have to buy bananas and let them get super ripe just for this recipe since bananas always get eaten up very quicky around here! I also went to go look at the aprons and the chocolate swirl in my favorite! Have a great day!!!

  7. The banana marble bread looks so moist and delicious! I love the addition of the chocolate. There is something about bananas and chocolate together…yum!

  8. bread looks delic! i will be making it once my power is restored in the wake of hurricane sandy!
    my fav apron is definitely the full bib modern maze! how adorable!
    i have to get the gators one for my sister-in-law. thanks for the link!

  9. love the bread – perhaps include it in my brunch this weekend! 🙂
    as for the aprons – love the modern maze in black and white – would love to win!!!!

  10. I was looking for something different in a banana bread and this is it!.
    I would be happy with any of those aprons!

  11. I would give the apron to my sister she is starting to cook and would love this! I would get her the Yellow Bubbles…so cute!

  12. You know my guys would love marbled banana bread! And those aprons are really cute. We survived the storm, and finally have power back and life normalized, so I had to drop by to say hello and thanks for your good wishes.

  13. I have a few bananas on my counter just dying to become this bread. I think I’ll put them out of their misery tomorrow. Love the black and white apron!

  14. The owl one, no the New York one, no the owl one…. ARGH can’t pick just one!!!

    🙂
    Might have to treat myself regardless of the outcome…

  15. The aprons are all super cute! My favorite is the Fire up the Grill pattern.

    I can’t wait to make this bread for my family – they are going to love it! Thank you for sharing!

  16. This really does look like the best banana bread ever! And that “marbling” is just perfection! And thanks for the awesome giveaway. I can always use more aprons in the house. My favorite apron is the princess one. It’s so cute!

  17. Oh wow! I love banana bread and I LOVE that you have added chocolate to it! Brilliant! I am a die hard Cowboys fan so that is my favorite!! Thanks for the chance to win a giveaway. Now if you’ll excuse me, I must go make some marbled chocolate banana bread! 🙂

  18. Mmmm. Love marbled banana bread. I’ll have to try your recipe!
    I am very much in need of a new apron. Mine seem to have all gone missing over the last couple years of moves. I love the black & white full bib – simple, chic, and vaguely nautical, with an hint of whimsy in the ruffled bottom. So cute!

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  20. I actually like two aprons. The Full Bib Motor Cycle Club, & the Full Bib Hoot Owl are really nice. Have some bananas just ready for baking and I anxious to make your recipe.

    Sue

  21. The bread looks delicious, and I love the combination of bananas and chocolate. I saw this yesterday, I just had to go buy some bananas. I hope to try i this weekend, if the bananas are ripe enough.

  22. Oh yumm!! This definately looks delicious. I have always enjoyed banana bread with real banana added, and chocolate is a fav flavor too, so the combination would be delectible.

    As for your contest offer… the apron I like best is “Chocolate swirl” (hehe. of course) and my email addy since it’s requested for possible notification is [email protected] Fingers crossed.

  23. I’m in love with the aprons. I think the spicy polka dots one is sooo cute… although I think an OHIO state one needs to be a choice too 😛

  24. The recipe looks delicious. Will definitely try. I might decrease the sugar though; my sweet tooth is on the subtle side.

    For the contest: The New York apron is so cute :3

  25. I”d love to win an apron for my new wife! We enjoy making your recipes together and I know that she’d love the Chevron Full Bib Apron Pink and Gray!

  26. This banana bread recipe is so delicious! I also have my own killer banana bread recipe that I usually use, and I incorporated your ideas for adding in the chcolate to my recipe (this was the second time I made it). I also adapted the recipe just a bit by adding whole chocolate chips into the mix along with melting them and stirring them into the batter…the result was a super chocolately banana treat! The whole loaf was gone within 24 hours between myself, my hubby, and our three kids. Yum!!

  27. I am just making the bread and the “sugar and oil” step isn’t working. It’s not getting creamy and smooth. Any suggestions?

    1. It won’t be creamy like it would be if you were mixing together butter & sugar. Just beat it until it’s well combined then add the other ingredients. I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Pam

  28. I know this comment is late but I really like this recipe. I do cut the sugar in half though, and use some spelt flour in it too. Thanks for the nice recipe!

  29. I had four black bananas and was looking for a loaf recipe when I found this one. I had to add a “non ripe” banana to make up the right amount, but it turned out great! I also threw in a handful of chopped walnuts! The loaf was very moist inside while the outside was just right.. not soggy!! I’ll certainly be making this again. Thanks for sharing!