Marbled Banana Bread Recipe

Recipe Category: Bread

Marbled Banana Bread Recipe


  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white wholemeal flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup plain flour, plus extra for dusting the pan 2 medium very ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C
  2. Lightly mist a 9-by-5-inch metal loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and dust well with all-purpose flour to cover the pan completely, tapping out the excess
  3. Put the chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high in 30-second intervals, stirring, until melted and smooth, 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds
  4. Set aside to cool slightly while preparing the batter
  5. Combine the bananas and sugar in a large bowl and mash with a potato masher or fork until mostly smooth with just a few small pieces of banana left
  6. Add the oil and eggs and stir until combined
  7. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, mix in both flours, the baking powder, baking soda and salt
  8. Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla
  9. Stir 1 cup batter into the melted chocolate
  10. Fill the loaf pan with half the banana batter and then half the chocolate batter
  11. Repeat the layers and gently swirl together using a spoon or knife
  12. Bake until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes
  13. Cool in the pan 15 minutes, and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely
  14. Serve warm or at room temperature

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