And I made another batch of this banana bread last night, it might be my favorite BB recipe to date!
Chocolately, slight sweet, perfectly moist and delightfully gooey.
Straight up baked good perfection in mah mouth.
I think the key here is definitely the oat flour. It gives baked goods a slightly sweet, nutty flavor and a dense gooeyness that I just adore. If you like bready, crumbly baked goods this might not be for you.
But if you’re like me and could dominate an entire loaf of gooey baked goodness, well…..read on.
Another key point, always use the blackest bananas you got. Not kinda spotted ones, but black bananas like the ones on the right, not the ones on the left. This gives the bread natural sweetness without having to use a ton of sugar. I’m all about some sugar when I eat dessert, but I’m not trying to down a tablespoon or two of sugar when I’m afternoon snacking.
Slather a slice of this with PB for an afternoon snack and ya mouth will be extra happy.
I made my first loaf of this last weekend when I had so many black bananas that I need to make about 3 loaves of BB. And I did, including this loaf, a carrot banana bread and a blueberry banana bread. Obviously, this was my absolute fav. I still have most of the other loaves still to eat but I had to have more of this chocolate marbled bread. So last night I blended up some oat flour and threw another batch together in about 10 minutes while scribbling down the recipe so I could share it with you guys!
Please forgive the horrid, dark photos. I hadn’t taken any pretty photos but didn’t want that to hold me back from sharing.
Chocolate Marbled Banana Bread [vegan + gf]
1 1/2 cups of oat flour [just blend GF oats in your food processor
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
6 tablespoons boiling water
1 cup of mashed, super ripe banana
1/3 cup coconut palm sugar [or brown sugar or sucanat]
1/3 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 8×8 pan.
Except for the cocoa powder and boiling water, mix together all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet ingredients in another bowl. Then combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and gently stir until JUST combined.
Next, mix together your cocoa powder with 3 tablespoons boiling water. Then add about 1 cup of batter to the cocoa powder and gently stir to combine. Then add the other 3 tablespoons boiling water to the banana bread batter and gently stir.
For the marbling, pour in half the banana bread batter into the bottom of your pan. Then dollop half the chocolate batter, they pour on the other half of the banana batter followed by dollops of the rest of the chocolate batter. Then swipe a knife back in fourth a couple times through the batter to create the marbling.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.