Sugar-free Vegan Marbles Banana Bread

Sugar-free Vegan Marbled Banana Bread  is a great treat for you and your family. With only a touch of oil, this banana bread makes a great afternoon snack, or top it with a plant-based ice cream and fresh fruit for a delicious and easy dessert. 


Prep 20 min.    Cook 1 hour

  • 1/4 cup chopped Medjool dates *soaked for 20 min., *drained* 
  • 3 large, very ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil *melted*
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 
  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. powdered stevia
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. cocoa or cacoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans *optional* 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees and line an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. 
  2. Put the dates, bananas, coconut oil, applesauce, and NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia Drops in a high-speed or regular blender and process until very smooth and thick. 
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a big bowl if you're up to stirring it by hand), add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, powdered stevia and salt. Pulse at low speed a few times to combine. 
  4. Scrape the banana mixture into the flour mixture and slowly start the stand mixer. Mix until a thick batter forms, then mix in the nuts, if using. Scoop out about 2/3 of the batter and set it aside. Add the cocoa powder to the NuNaturals Cocoa Syrup to the remaining batter in the mixer and process until completely combined. 
  5. Now for the marble. You can either put all the vanilla batter into the pan and then add the chocolate batter - swirling deep with a knife or spoon - or you can alternate dollops of both batters and then swirl. Either way, swirl and then bake the cake for 55 to 60 minutes. Check if its done by sticking a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's done. 
  6. Let the cake rest in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing it (and the parchment) from the pan and letting it cool completely on a wire rack, or eat it while its still warm. 

An Unrefined Vegan Creation 

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