Marbled Banana Bread

Marbled Banana Bread

Marbled Banana Bread

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ¾

    cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting the pan

  • 2

    ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • 2

    medium very ripe bananas

  • cup sugar

  • ¼

    cup canola oil

  • 2

    large eggs

  • ¾

    cup white whole wheat flour

  • teaspoons baking powder

  • ½

    teaspoon baking soda

  • ½

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½

    cup buttermilk

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 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. 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. Set aside to cool slightly while preparing the batter. 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. Add the oil and eggs and stir until combined. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, mix in both flours, the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in the buttermilk and vanilla. Stir 1 cup batter into the melted chocolate. Fill the loaf pan with half the banana batter and then half the chocolate batter. Repeat the layers and gently swirl together using a spoon or knife. Bake until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool in the pan 15 minutes, and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve warm or at room temperature. Cook's Note: To prepare your loaf pan for baking, you can also use a nonstick spray with flour already in it. Flouring the pan helps the bread rise well and prevents any collapse after it comes out of the oven.


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