Dark Chocolate Marbled Banana Bread

    1 hour 15 minutes

    Dark chocolate creates a beautiful marbled effect in this moist banana bread made with Greek yoghurt and less sugar than most quick breads.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 1/3 cups (200g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 5 tablespoons hot water
    • 20g cocoa powder
    • 2 large overripe bananas, mashed
    • 100g Greek yoghurt
    • 115g butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a loaf tin.
    2. Whisk flour, bicarb of soda and salt together in a bowl.
    3. Whisk hot water and cocoa powder in a large bowl until smooth.
    4. Combine mashed bananas, Greek yoghurt, butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in another large bowl; mix well. Fold in flour mixture until thoroughly combined.
    5. Mix half of the banana mixture into the cocoa mixture until well combined.
    6. Spoon banana mixture and cocoa mixture into the prepared tin, alternating between the two.
    7. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, about 55 minutes.

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    Chocolate Marbled Banana Bread gets 5 * * * * * stars in my book. I followed the recipe except used regular yogurt did not have any Greek yogurt. Also, as a experiment added chocolate chips to the top center of the loaf (which had a tiny indentation) as soon as I removed the loaf from the oven.  -  19 May 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was delicious! I replaced 1/2 the butter for an applesauce container, to save on some fat, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. This is definitely not a sweet bread, but it is very moist and dense, with a great banana flavor. My bread was done in about 45 min (I baked it in a stone loaf pan).  -  23 Feb 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great cake! Made 1.5x the recipe and baked in a 9x13”pan for 40 min. Added 1 tbsp white sugar to cocoa and water. Used 2 tsp of vanilla and split it between the cocoa mix and the liquids. Not a sweet cake which was wonderful!  -  27 Jan 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)