Dark chocolate marbled banana bread

    1 hour 15 min

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

    5 people made this

    Serves: 10 

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

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a loaf tin.
    2. Whisk flour, bicarbonate 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 prepare 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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    Reviews in English (6)


    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 US | 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 US | Canada)


    Sour cream is a good substitute for yogurt if you don't have it. Very moist and just chocolaty enough. Friends always want more.  -  12 Nov 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)