I may never make plain basic banana bread again. In fact I’m pretty darn sure I won’t. This chocolate marbled banana bread has forever spoiled me. It is fantastic, incredible, mouthwatering, yummo. Did I mention it’s healthy too? This is a recipe from Cooking Light, no less. I made a small adjustment though – I substituted 2 extra large eggs for 1/2 cup egg substitute because let’s just say that stuff is not a staple around here. In fact I know that there would be a riot in my house if I stopped buying good old fashioned eggs in a shell. My husband is an addict. Of eggs. No joke. Anyway, even with a couple eggs, this bread is a healthier alternative than your average banana bread. And it tastes divine! I can’t wait for you to try it. I love that the chocolate is melted into the batter. It tastes just like that too – melted chocolate in the bread. It’s soooo good! Well, I better stop gushing over it and let you try it out for yourself! Enjoy!
Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
2 extra large eggs
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt (or sour cream)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.
Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add banana, eggs, and yogurt; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist.
Place chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl, and microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until almost melted, stirring until smooth. Cool slightly. Add 1 cup batter to chocolate, stirring until well combined. Spoon chocolate batter alternately with plain batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Swirl batters together using a knife. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.