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Marbled Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Marbled Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I was SO BUMMED that this chocolate banana bread collapsed. I promise it was delicious and that the only reason this is in the Attempts section is because the middle fell in on itself. I'm not entirely sure what I did wrong but I think it could be that I used too many bananas, or didn't mix them in well enough? I read that if you use too many bananas, the center will never fully bake. In this case I used 3 and a half bananas when the recipe said 3-4, but they still all sank to the middle of the loaf. 

I will definitely be trying this recipe again with only 2.5-3 bananas next time, because everything else about it was delicious!

I followed Bakerella's recipe.

What You'll Need

  • 1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups ripe bananas, mashed (about 3-4 bananas)
  • 1/2 cup butter, mostly melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels

Oven Temperature: 350 degrees
Cook Time: 50-55 minutes

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For the chocolate banana bread:

Whisk together 3/4 flour, 1/4 cocoa powder, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. 

 

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For the regular banana bread:

Whisk together 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

 

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In a third bowl mash together the bananas.

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Now take the mashed bananas, melted butter, sour cream, eggs and vanilla and mix them together. Divide up the mixture into 2 separate bowls.

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In one bowl add in the chocolate banana bread mixture and in the other add in the regular banana bread mixture. Mix both bowls until combined. Then add in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips into each bowl.

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Fold the chips in with spatulas. Now grab the bread loaf pan and coat it with parchment paper.

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At a spoonful at a time, start dropping in the batters into the pan. Alternate between regular and chocolate like in the picture.

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Once you're done take a knife and swirl it. Make sure not to overmix it though! We want to keep the cool marble effect and not blend everything together.

Take the last 1/2 of chocolate chips and sprinkle them across the top of the pan. Now bake for 50-55 minutes.

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Look at that chocolate. Look at that shape. It looked glorious!

For a short time.

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WHAT HAS HAPPENED. I left it out to cool and when I came back the middle had fallen right in on itself. Tears were shed.

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The chocolate banana bread still tasted amazing, even the goop, so I definitely want to try this again soon. Hopefully next time it'll earn its place in the Baking section!

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Tasty goop.

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