Chocolate Marbled Banana Bread

Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread is made special with chocolate! Melted dark chocolate is stirred into a portion of the banana batter. Then, it is layered in the loaf pan with chocolate and banana batter alternating. As a result, you get this gorgeous and delicious marbling! Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

It’s a fact that I make banana recipes often in this home. Grumpy loves to take bananas in his lunch box. I think next to a pear (which is his very favorite raw fruit to eat) the banana takes a really close 2nd.

That being said, I always have bananas in the house that are getting overripe. I admit it. I’m not a banana eater unless it is in a recipe I’m making. My mom, on the other hand, will eat a banana every day and she swears that is what keeps her from getting leg cramps. I don’t get leg cramps (often, I have had them!) so I guess I don’t feel the need. I’d much rather eat my banana in a recipe like this one!

Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

I made this loaf of bread thinking Grumpy would be home all week to help eat it up. Alas, a last minute change of plans took him out of town for his job and I was left to this bread all by my lonesome. I decided to take it into work to share so I didn’t fall guilty of eating only banana bread for 2 days!

Marbled Chocolate Banana BreadIts times like these when I really wish my family was closer. I could just feed them and be happy. Yeah. I’d be the mom/grandmother who is pushing food onto you all the time. Not a bad thing to be, right? I don’t think so. My Nanny was the same way and that is probably where I get that characteristic from!

Chocolate Marbled Banana Bread
Yield: 1 loaf

Chocolate Marbled Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread is made special with chocolate! Melted dark chocolate is stirred into a portion of the banana batter. Then, it is layered in the loaf pan with chocolate and banana batter alternating. As a result, you get this gorgeous and delicious marbling!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed banana
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add banana, eggs and sour cream. Beat until blended. Add flour mixture and beat at low speed just until moist.
  4. Place chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl, and microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until almost melted, stirring until smooth. Cool slightly. Add 1 cup batter to chocolate and stir until well combined. Spray an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Alternate chocolate and regular batter by spooning into loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Nutrition Information

Yield

14

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 222Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 38mgSodium 182mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 1gSugar 21gProtein 3g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy, but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

3 Comments

  1. Carrie @ poet in the pantry October 12, 2015 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I love banana bread, but chocolate definitely makes it better! It’s been nice sharing Choctoberfest with you!

  2. I love banana bread and then you go and make it part chocolate taking it right over the top.

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