The BEST homemade and healthy chocolate swirl banana bread made in the blender
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Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread in the Blender

Friend, I bring you the mother of all banana bread and the reason my oven has been lit for days upon days this summer, Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread. This bread will blow your taste buds and chocolate cravings all in one little bite. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cool Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 3611 kcal
Author Kristin Marr


  • 1/2 cup organic semi-sweet chocolate chips I've used both semi-sweet and bitter-sweet
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 5 TB butter melted
  • 1 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 bananas ripe, brown spots welcome
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups spelt flour or your choosing: whole wheat, sprouted, white wheat, einkorn
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a small saucepan or double broiler melt the chocolate chips on the stove-top over medium heat. Once melted turn off the heat and set aside.
  3. In the jar of a blender (I use this one), add the honey, whole milk, butter, and vanilla extract. Pulse for 5-10 seconds until combined.
  4. Add the walnuts, bananas, and eggs to the blender jar. Pulse for another 5-10 seconds until combined.
  5. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the blender jar. Pulse until all the ingredients are combined, 10-15 seconds. Stop as needed to scrape the sides of the blender.
  6. Remove all but one cup of the banana mixture. I pour the batter into a large glass measuring bowl. Set aside.
  7. Add the melted chocolate chips to the remaining one cup banana batter in the blender jar. Pulse for 5-10 seconds until the chocolate is blended into the banana mixture.
  8. Line a standard-size loaf pan with parchment paper or grease with butter or coconut oil (to prevent sticking). Pour half the banana batter in the loaf pan. Pour the chocolate banana batter over the top. Repeat with the remaining plain banana batter. To create a marble affect run a butter knife or chop stick from side-to-side of the batter.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes. You can test if the bread is done by inserting a knife, skewer, or chop stick through the center. When the bread is done the utensil will appear clean without any wet batter.
  10. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.