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.


Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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20 Responses

  1. Joy says:

    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…

  2. Kevin says:

    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.

  3. judi.0044 says:

    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.

  4. Jessy and her dog Winnie says:

    I absolutely love banana bread! The chocolate swirl looks great!

  5. Kim says:

    Very nice, love the chocolate addition!Wonderful pictures.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I love this recipe! Toasted with some PB is my favorite way of enjoying it – yummm!

  7. Lina says:

    oh my! This looks great! Ive never tried making bananna bread from scratch before, but I must try this!

  8. My Sweet & Saucy says:

    I love that this is a Cooking Light recipe…you can indulge, but still feel good about it!

  9. My Sweet & Saucy says:

    I love that this is a Cooking Light recipe…you can indulge, but still feel good about it!

  10. MyKitchenInHalfCups says:

    Banana breads are just good. Then you add chocolate and peanut butter = you’ve got over the top good!! Love that ribbon of chocolate.

  11. Erin says:

    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!

  12. Tarah says:

    Yummy! Looks delicious! Adding peanut butter just has to make it that much better! :]

  13. jamiegates says:

    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.

  14. Jackie says:

    Bananas and chocolate – so good and I love the idea of marbling this loaf, it looks so pretty!

  15. Emily says:

    RYC: The baseball sauce is great for bratwursts, sausages or any type of grilled meats.

  16. RecipeGirl says:

    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 🙂

  17. Mara says:

    i love the marbled banana bread…and that PB smoothed on..yum!! our banana bread is already gone!

  18. bbaking says:

    chocolate and banana, what’s not to like?? yum!

  19. Suzana says:

    Oh so nice! It looks delicious. 🙂

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