Having issues choosing between a plain banana bread and a chocolate banana bread? Well, let’s just combine it for this chocolate marbled banana bread.
My dearest banana bread, you stole my taste senses and now all I want is banana bread.
Last weekend I made banana bread(s). There was too much overly ripe, ready to be thrown out bananas and the best place to dump them was in banana bread. I made two with mangoes and another two with this chocolate marbled banana bread.
For better results of banana bread, you will need overly ripe bananas. The ones you are about disposing. It yields optimum banana flavour and sweeter banana bread.
Now lets make chocolate marbled banana bread, hmm those swirls
- 2 cups/ 240g pastry flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup/ 56g margarine/ butter
- 1/2 cup/ 100g sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup mashed bananas
- 1/3 cup/ 80ml plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 100g chocolate bar I used milk chocolate
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan generously with butter or margarine.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high power stopping to stir in between, until about 80% melted. Stir until smooth, letting the residual heat in the bowl melt the remaining bits of chocolate. Add the cocoa powder and stir until dissolved. Set aside.
Place sugar and butter or margarine in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add mashed banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until blended.
Roughly divide the banana bread batter into two. Add the melted chocolate to one batter and stir until well combined.
Spoon the plain batter and chocolate batter alternately into the prepared loaf pan. Swirl the batters together with a knife (do not overdo it or the colors will get muddled up). Bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 10 minutes, then remove the loaf from the pan and set on the wire rack to cool completely. Store banana bread at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for a week and in the freezer for 3 months.
Recipe adapted from My recipes.