Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread | by Life Tastes Good | #bananabread #chocolate
Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread - I am NOT a fan of banana bread. I really don't like anything banana flavored except bananas...covered in chocolate, of course! 

So why am I making banana bread? Because it's covered in chocolate, and I do love chocolate covered bananas, so why not?! My challenge was keeping Don from eating all the dang bananas before I could make the bread!

He was as happy as a monkey in a banana factory when he got home from work! Honestly, as soon as he got home he honed in on the fruit basket! "Oooooh bananas!" Seriously? They aren't dipped in gold or anything. Just plain old bananas and I need at least three of them, so "Keep your mitts off 'em", I said!

Don and I both like this!! He even remarked about the crispy crust on the outside and the inside is soft and moist. Great combo!


This is some really good stuff! There should be a law you have to put chocolate in banana bread always!

Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread | by Life Tastes Good | #bananabread #chocolate



Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

Life Tastes Good
Published 04/18/2014
Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 cups mashed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8-1/2 by 4-1/2-Inch Loaf Pan.
  2. Combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 3/4 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Whisk to mix well.
  3. In a Food Processor or Mixer , add 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup softened butter. Pulse until well blended. Add 3 bananas, 2 eggs, and 1/3 cup plain yogurt. Pulse until combined. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula or wooden spoon until just combined.
  4. Place 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute on high power. Stir until smooth and add 1 cup of the batter to the melted chocolate and stir until combined.
  5. Spoon plain batter and chocolate batter, alternately, into loaf pan and swirl the batters together with a knife.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes and then remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook time: 1 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 1 hrs. 30 mins.
Tags: Banana Bread, Chocolate, dessert, snack, fruit

recipe inspired by Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread

12 comments:

  1. YUMMMM!!! You combined two of my very favorite things: banana bread and chocolate! I'm going to have to make this. It looks delish. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Michele! I hope you like it as much as we do :)

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  2. You know, I'm not a huge plain banana bread lover either, but I do like them pimped up! this was the perfect way to pimp up banana bread!

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    1. Pimp my bread!! haha Thanks for stopping by, Renee!

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  3. I love banana bread but this might just be my favorite recipe for it. Bananas and chocolate yummmm

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Mary Ellen! We like this one too! My husband loved the crispy crust - it reminded him of his favorite brownies!!

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  4. I love bananas and chocolate so this is calling my name! Also loved that you used Greek yogurt in your recipe. Can't wait to try it!

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    1. I loved the greek yogurt too! I thought about going with sour cream, but I had that yogurt on hand and it worked well! Thanks for stopping by, Jen!

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  5. I love banana bread but I always love to find different ways of making it. I think my favorite that I've ever made is a coconut lime glazed one. I have not ever made a chocolate swirled one, going to have to give it a try!

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    1. Coconut lime is interesting for sure!! I don't experiment too much with banana bread because, let's face it, I just don't make it much, but I'm glad I made this one! Thanks for stopping by Shelby!

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  6. OKay, so banana bread is amazing on its own. But then. THEN you swirled it with CHOCOLATE? I'm on my way over; please have a slice ready & waiting :) This looks delicious, Marion!

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    1. haha I'd make this anytime for you sweets! Thanks for stopping by :)

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