Marbled Banana Bread
This recipe makes a loaf of very moist banana bread. I wouldn't say it is the best banana bread you will ever taste -it would be too presumptuous- but, try it and tell me it is not!
And because we are huge chocolate fans in the house, we like to turn this banana bread into a marble cake. But it is completely optional and will not change the facts.
(Make sure your bananas are very riped as it helps with the moisture!)
MARBLED BANANA BREAD
Yield: one 9" x 5" loaf pan
½ cup soft butter
1 cup white sugar
3 mashed bananas
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
½ cup cocoa powder (optional)
Elijah loves to help, but mostly he loves to have a taste of every single ingredient.
Preheat the oven to 350° F and lightly spray a loaf pan with oil or place baking parchment.
Add the egg, butter and white sugar to a large mixing bowl, and whisk for about 10 minutes. The mixture should be white and fluffy like a cloud. Set aside.
Add the mashed bananas to the same bowl.
To another bowl, mix together the flour and baking soda. Slowly scoop the dry mixture into the wet mixture, and stir until just combined. Add the vanilla extract if using.
Divide the batter in two separate bowls and incorporate the cocoa powder into one of them until combined. (this step is totally optional)
Spoon batter into the prepared loaf pan, alternating the regular batter and the chocolate batter. Swirl the mixture with a toothpick.
Bake for about 60 minutes at 350° F. A toothpick should come out mostly clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack until completely cool.
Cover the top of the loaf with a handful of chocolate chips before baking. (Told you we were huge chocolate fans in the house...)
This recipe is delicious and so easy to make with little ones!
Don't forget to share and use the hashtag #onthel00kout if you do bake it, that way we can have a peek at your baking! :)