Idk why I was so set on making a marbled banana bread, but I was and after a couple youtube videos, I think I got the hang of it! Plus, any excuse to make banana bread is okay with me.
First, you’re going to blend the dry ingredients, then add in the wet ingredients and blend until smooth. Separate the batter into 2 smaller bowls, and add cacao powder to one of them. This way, you’ll have 1 regular and 1 chocolate batter.
I then grabbed a large spoon and kept adding dollops of each batter so it was marbled. You could leave it like this, but I took the back of a spoon and swirled it all around.
Then you bake it for an hour (maybe a little longer) and voila! You’re done. I added the chocolate chips to the top of the batter so it didn’t melt inside the bread and change the coloring, but you can add it to the actual batter before pouring it in the bread pan.
And finally, I enjoyed it this morning toasted, with a side of coffee. The best way to celebrate #nationalcoffeeday and a slow Sunday morning if you ask me.
And if you actually let the banana bread cool before cutting the marble would come out a little more defined, but of course I couldn’t wait more than 2 min so it got a little smooshed (technical term). I hope you enjoy!! Thank you Katie Cavuto for the banana bread recipe inspiration.
- 1 cup oats
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 2 tbsp. cacao/cocoa powder
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup Koia (or any other milk option)
- 1/3 maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 1.5 tbsp. coconut oil or butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/3-1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Grease a bread pan or line with parchment paper. Pre heat oven to 350 F
- In a blender, blend the dry ingredients until smooth (oats, almond flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt *NOT THE COCOA*)
- Add in the wet ingredients (bananas, milk, maple, egg, coconut oil, and vanilla)
- Divide the batter into two smaller bowls
- In one of the bowls, mix the cacao powder until smooth
- Place large spoonfuls of each batter into the bread pan (see pictures above or watch this YouTube video). Then use a butter knife and swirl around.
- Top with chocolate chips
- Bake for 60 to 70 minutes