Marbled Banana Bread

1 9x5 loaf
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This quick bread recipe bakes up into a rich and dense banana bread loaf swirled with chocolate batter and packed with banana flavor!


3 very ripe bananas
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-3 ounces bittersweet chocolate


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter and dust with flour a 9×5 loaf pan.

2) In a large bowl, mash very ripe bananas with sugar. Then whisk in melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk.

3) In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients.

4) In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate in 20 second bursts until it’s just melted. Stir 1 cup of bread batter into the chocolate.

5) Pour half of the plain batter into your prepared loaf pan. Top with 1/2 the chocolate batter. Cover with plain batter and top with the last 1/2 of the chocolate batter. Use a chopstick to swirl the batters together.

6) Bake loaf at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes until a tester comes out clean from the center.

7) Let loaf cool for a few minutes, then remove from pan. Serve warm or let cool completely and wrap tightly to keep fresh.