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Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

Marbled Chocolate Banana BreadBananas are something I am rather familiar with. I have enjoyed many banana breads, cakes, muffins among many other things. Maybe some of you have your go-to banana bread recipe and will never stray far from it. I however make banana baked goods more than once a week and am always trying new recipes!

One that has traveled the sea with me is this one. Not that it is one I have made many times over, but I must have cut out the recipe several years ago and brought it with me. I have always been enamored with banana breads that have just a bit more than banana, like Coconut Banana Bread. But what could be better than banana bread with chocolate? Maybe adding peanut butter!

Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

Yield: Makes 1 loaf

Source: Adapted from Cooking Light


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add banana, eggs, and yogurt; beat until blended. Add flour, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed just until moist.
  3. 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, stirring until well combined. Spoon chocolate batter alternately with plain batter into a loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Swirl batters together using a knife.
  4. Bake at 350F 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. Cool completely on wire rack.



20 Responses to “Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread”

  1. Yum this looks good. I actually made banana bread this weekend with some bananas I smuggled back from Cuba (don’t tell customs!). I also added a healthy slug of rum. I’ll have to add chocolate next time…

    Posted by Joy | May 11, 2008, 3:58 pm
  2. That marbled chocolate banana bread looks good! I have been thinking about doing a banana bread with peanut butter. I like the sound of the coconut banana bread as well.

    Posted by Kevin | May 11, 2008, 4:54 pm
  3. This is a great recipe. I’ve made it twice for the family when we’re looking for a bit of chocolate. The flavors are very complimentary and I’ve almost replaced my long-time standby which is plain for this recipe.

    Posted by judi.0044 | May 11, 2008, 6:36 pm
  4. I absolutely love banana bread! The chocolate swirl looks great!

    Posted by Jessy and her dog Winnie | May 11, 2008, 6:41 pm
  5. Very nice, love the chocolate addition!Wonderful pictures.

    Posted by Kim | May 11, 2008, 7:56 pm
  6. I love this recipe! Toasted with some PB is my favorite way of enjoying it – yummm!

    Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2008, 8:00 pm
  7. oh my! This looks great! Ive never tried making bananna bread from scratch before, but I must try this!

    Posted by Lina | May 11, 2008, 8:02 pm
  8. I love that this is a Cooking Light recipe…you can indulge, but still feel good about it!

    Posted by My Sweet & Saucy | May 11, 2008, 9:22 pm
  9. I love that this is a Cooking Light recipe…you can indulge, but still feel good about it!

    Posted by My Sweet & Saucy | May 11, 2008, 9:22 pm
  10. Banana breads are just good. Then you add chocolate and peanut butter = you’ve got over the top good!! Love that ribbon of chocolate.

    Posted by MyKitchenInHalfCups | May 11, 2008, 9:44 pm
  11. This looks delicious! Bananas and chocolate are a wonderful combination, and I definitely agree with you on the peanut butter. I love to see so many banana bread variations, and this is definitely one of my favorites!

    Posted by Erin | May 11, 2008, 10:33 pm
  12. Yummy! Looks delicious! Adding peanut butter just has to make it that much better! :]

    Posted by Tarah | May 11, 2008, 11:34 pm
  13. Your banana bread looks and sounds so good. I can’t believe I’ve never thought to but peanut butter on it. My two year old daughter would love that combination.

    Posted by jamiegates | May 12, 2008, 8:36 am
  14. Bananas and chocolate – so good and I love the idea of marbling this loaf, it looks so pretty!

    Posted by Jackie | May 12, 2008, 9:15 am
  15. RYC: The baseball sauce is great for bratwursts, sausages or any type of grilled meats.

    Posted by Emily | May 12, 2008, 9:38 am
  16. Gretchen- Last summer when my son was 6, he made this banana bread recipe for the San Diego County Fair and won a blue ribbon in the kid’s cooking competititon! We love this bread :)

    Posted by RecipeGirl | May 12, 2008, 8:46 pm
  17. i love the marbled banana bread…and that PB smoothed on..yum!! our banana bread is already gone!

    Posted by Mara | May 13, 2008, 1:25 am
  18. chocolate and banana, what’s not to like?? yum!

    Posted by bbaking | May 13, 2008, 8:05 am
  19. Oh so nice! It looks delicious. :)

    Posted by Suzana | May 15, 2008, 2:03 pm


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