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Gluten Free Marble Banana Bread. Dairy free dessert.
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5 from 2 votes

Gluten Free Marble Cake Banana Bread

This chocolate marble banana bread is a perfect healthy gluten free dessert.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, dairy free, gluten free
Keyword: banana bread, marble cake
Servings: 10 people


  • 3 overly ripe bananas (1 cup mashed) small-medium size
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup almond milk room temperature
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed or coconut sugar
  • 2 cups gluten free baking flour 1:1
  • 1 tsp baking power
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt

for the chocolate layer

  • 1/4 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp unsweetend applesauce
  • 2 tbsp almond milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare a loaf pan with non-stick spray and parchment paper for easy removal.
  • In a mixing bowl, use a fork to mash the bananas and then add in the applesauce, milk, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla and brown sugar and whisk until smooth and well combined. In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and then add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until a batter forms.
  • Remove half of the batter and place it into a bowl. Add in the chocolate layer ingredients to one of the bowls and mix until well combined. Add about 1/4 cup of the classic banana bread batter to the bottom of the loaf pan and use a spoon to smooth it out into an even layer. Top that layer with 1/4 cup of the chocolate batter and then carefully smooth the chocolate layer using a spoon. Repeat these layers until you have used all the batter.
  • Bake the loaf cake for 45 minutes - 1 hour and tooth pick comes out clean. I covered mine with tin foil after about 45 minutes to keep the top from darkening too much.


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