Marbled Banana Bread Recipe

Looking for an easy Marbled Banana Bread recipe? Learn how to make Marbled Banana Bread using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mydarlin

Makes 12 servings



It takes a little extra work, and a few extra mixing bowl, but isn?t it worth it to awaken that childhood intrigue? This banana bread is perfectly banana-y, and not too sweet. The outside of the loaf is a little crunchy after being baked, but if you leave it in Tupperware or plastic wrap at room temp overnight, it gets very moist. It tastes great both ways!

Recipe Ingredients for Marbled Banana Bread

1 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Splenda
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbs applesauce
1/3 cup Original Almond Breeze Unsweetened
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
6 tbs boiling water, divided

Recipe Directions for Marbled Banana Bread

  1. Prepare boiling water, no need to measure yet. Also, preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Mash the banana in a large mixing bowl until relatively smooth. It should take 3 average sized ones, but spoon the mashed ?nanas into a measuring cup to make sure, then return to the mixing bowl. Beat in the sugar, applesauce, 'milk' and vanilla.

  3. Now add the flour, baking soda and salt and gently mix just to incorporate. It?s okay if there is some flour still visible, just be careful not to overmix at this point.

  4. Scoop one cup of the batter up and transfer it to a separate mixing bowl. Now, in a small cup mix the cocoa powder with 3 tablespoons boiling water and stir vigorously with a fork until the chocolate is dissolved. Add this chocolate mixture to the one cup of banana and mix until the chocolate is thoroughly smooth and incorporated.

  5. Now back to the original plain banana batter; add 3 tablespoons of boiling water and mix the batter just until relatively smooth.

  6. Here comes the fun part, it?s time to marble! Lightly grease an 84 loaf pan. Scoop alternate 1/2 cupfuls of chocolate/banana batter into the loaf pan. Nothing has to be precise here, in fact, the more random, the better. Once all of the batter is in, take a butter knife and swirl it through the batter in circular directions for about 10 seconds.

  7. Bake for 55 minutes. Use a butter knife to test for doneness. Let cool and enjoy!

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 56.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
116
Calories from Fat
4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.5g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
234mg
10%
Potassium
87mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
25.2g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
11.7g
Protein
2.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
D+
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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