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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    Very moist, not sweet just right, been asked to make it again!  -  16 Jul 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Scrumptious! I didn't change the recipe at all, but I did add some chopped walnuts and dark chocolate chips to the batter. Yummy!  -  15 Oct 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    YUM!! I've been using AllRecipes for over 15 years but this is the first review I've ever written. It seemed appropriate that it's also the first review for this recipe. I did make a few changes, based on what I had. (1) used sour cream (no Greek Yogurt) (2) added 1 tbsp sugar to cocoa/water mix (4) used 1 tsp vanilla, since that seems typical in baking recipes, thought the 1 tbsp. might have been typo. The flavors are more subtle/mild than most recipes. The banana and chocolate are not overpowering, which I prefer because this bread goes great with hot cocoa, hot tea, coffee or a glass of milk, without having strong competing flavors. As the poster mentions, it is not real sweet. So if you want a bold, sweet flavor, this may not be what you're looking for. But if you want a simple, wonderful complement to a relaxing cup of tea, this is perfect! I also really liked the texture; some recipes are too moist-they can be too dense, almost doughy; others can be dry; this is moist without being overly heavy. Thank you Chef V for sharing!  -  08 Oct 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)