Chocolate Fractal Banana Bread

Gorgeous and delicious healthy banana bread marbled with chocolate.



Ingredients / Directions: 

Combine in a large bowl:

1 1/2 c whole spelt or wheat flour
1/2 c whole kamut, spelt or wheat flower
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder

Combine separately:

3 lg very ripe bananas (about 1&1/2c) - mashed
2 eggs
1/2 c orange, apple, or white grape juice concentrate (unsweetened) OR maple syrup or agave syrup
1 Tbsp dark rum (or 2 tsp vanilla)

Mix wet and dry until just incorporated.

In a separate bowl, combine:

1 Tbsp melted butter or vegetable oil
3 Tbsp maple syrup (or agave syrup, or juice concentrate)
2 Tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp dark rum (or 1 tsp vanilla)

To this, add about 1/2 c of the banana mixture. Mix well.

Pour the first banana mixture into a greased and dusted
loaf pan (I use a glass pan). Gently push the batter to the
sides to form a slight indentation/well in the center. Next, pour the
chocolate mixture in/on top and use a knife to marble it in.

Bake at 350 for about 50 min - a toothpick inserted in center should come out

Far out ;-)


Alternative Sweetener

I tried this out with the spelt/kamut combo and made an alteration to the sweetener. I used 1/4 c agave and 3 packets of Stevia rather than the full 1/2 c agave in the bread mix. I like the Whole Foods brand of Stevia because the usual aftertaste gets hidden more easily than brndns like Sweetleaf that use additives.

Overall, we really liked it. It came out a little drier than I expected, so I have some adjustments to make. First of all, we were using a toaster oven, so I should have used a little less time. Secondly, I'm not sure that I had large enough bananas. Lastly, for the banana mix, I might try changing out the agave entirely for an unsweetened juice. I couldn't get the marbeling to look like it did in Patty's picture. It was the first time I'd ever tried marbeling. Maybe next time, it will be even better!

Hi Jen, Thanks for the

Hi Jen,
Thanks for the great feedback :-)
As for the dryness you encoutered, it was probably because you used 1/4c of agave, which means 1/4c of liquid was missing... adding 1/4c of another liquid like juice, milk, or yogurt would have done the trick. Also, if using smaller bananas, make the total of the mash 1 1/2c. The marbling will be better the second try!