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Banana Chocolate Swirl Bread

Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Course: breads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 loaf


  • 1 cup All purpose Flour (Use 2 cups All-purpose flour if not using wholewheat pastry flour)
  • 1 cup Wholewheat Pastry flour
  • tsps Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg Ground
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon Ground
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest - finely chopped
  • 2 Eggs - large, beaten
  • cups Bananas Ripe (about 4-5 medium)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Butter - melted
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • ¼ cup chocolate Semisweet - melted and cooled


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9"x5" loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour (s), baking powder, lemon zest, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine eggs, mashed bananas, sugar, melted butter and milk.
  • Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.
  • Pour 1/3 of the mixture to a small bowl and fold in the melted chocolate.
  • Drop alternating spoonfuls of plain and chocolate batters into the prepared pan. Using a table knife or a metal spatula, swirl around the batters to marble.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.If the top seems to be browning too quickly, then cover the pan loosely with a foil tent.
  • Cool the bread in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove it onto a wire rack.