Mini Marble Chocolate Banana Bread

Recipe from Random Cuisine
Makes 8 mini-bread loaves (or 1 bread loaf)

Preparation Time: 30 mins

Baking Time: 30-35 mins (or 55-60 mins)


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp lemon zest

1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

3-4 very ripe bananas, mashed

2 eggs

3/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

2-3 tbsp dark rum

3 oz. bittersweet chocolate


1. Preheat oven to 350F. Oil bread loaf or mini-bread loaf pan.

2. In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add in lemon zest, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

3. In an another bowl, whisk bananas, eggs, sugar, butter, rum until blended.

4. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. 

5. With a fork, slowly incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry ones until moist.

6. In another small bowl, melt chocolate over simmering water. Stir 1/3 of the banana batter into the melted chocolate until combined.

7. Spoon banana batter alternately with chocolate batter in a loaf pan or mini-loaf pan. Swirl batter with a knife for a marble effect.

8. Bake for 30-35 mins for mini-bread loaf (or 55-60 mins for bread loaf) until it passes the toothpick test.