Marbled Banana Bread

Diana Carver


Banana bread is a staple in my home. Adding cocoa powder gives a chocolate twist without adding extra sugar.


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8 -10 servings
10 Min
55 Min
Convection Oven


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  • 3
    ripe bananas
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, room temp
  • 2
  • 1/4 c
    yogurt, plain
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c
    crushed toasted walnuts (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp
    cinamon sugar (optional)

How to Make Marbled Banana Bread


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray.

    Mix together the banana, butter, and yogurt. Add in the eggs and vanilla and blend for a minute.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar and baking soda.

    Add to the wet ingredients and mixed until blended, roughly a minute. scrap the sides and mix briefly.

    ** Note** Add crushed walnuts at this point.
  3. Pour 1/2 to 3/4's of the batter into the loaf pan.
    add the cocoa powder to the remaining portion of batter and mix till incorporated.
  4. Pour the remaining batter over the top of batter in the loaf pan. Using the spatula that you used to scrap your bowl, create the marbled look by swirling the batter.

    *** Note*** Liberally sprinkle cinnamon sugar
  5. Bake for 55 minutes.

    Test the center with a toothpick by inserting it, if clean it is done.


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About Marbled Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #banana, #cocoa, #loaf

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