Marbled Banana Bread

For Christmas, my significant other gave me the wonderful gift of Pyrex cooking-ware. I am a very practical person who despises jewelery, knickknacks, and tchotchkes so this really was the perfect gift. I can expand my baking selection and he gets to eat it!

Anyway, this recipe is hearty, banana-ey, and delicious. It definitely satisfied my banana bread craving and my marble cake craving- talk about feeding two birds with one scone, amirite?


  • 1 cup mashed very ripe banana
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons boiling water, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a bread pan.
  2. In a large bowl, add the mashed banana, sugar, vanilla extract, oil, and milk. Mix.
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and gently whisk (do not over beat).
  5. Now, take a cup of the batter and pour it into a separate bowl.
  6. In a small cup, add 3 tablespoons of boiling water to 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Stir and add to the cup of batter. Now you have the chocolate part!
  7. Back to the vanilla: add the remaining 3 tablespoons to the vanilla batter and stir.
  8. In the bread pan, add scoops of alternating batters- it does not not to be perfect. Just be sure not to stir them- when the two batters come into contact, they will not mix.
  9. Bake at 350 F for approximately 50 minutes. Enjoy!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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