Austrian Marble Bread

A Delicious, But Still Simple & Healthy Treat

My son was blessed with a great teacher this year. She was very supportive of his bilingual status, and thought his partial European heritage is actually pretty cool ;o)

Since it was Teacher Appreciation week, I thought I would like to treat her with one of my favorite sweets from Austria: A marble bread. My dear grandma used to make lovely ones.

Making Traditional Recipes Healthier

Small Changes Can Make A Difference!

Years ago I started substituting some of the original ingredients with more healthy options. Instead of regular white flour, I use whole wheat flour now. White sugar got replaced by brown sugar, skim milk instead of regular milk, and Canola Oil instead of butter.

‘Marmorkuchen’ Is The Original Name


Only Needs Basic Baking Goods

1/2 Cup Canola Oil
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
4 Eggs
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/8 Cup Skim Milk
1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
1 Tbs Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Salt

For the Cocoa Layer

2 Tbs Cocoa Powder
3 Tbs Skim Milk
3 Tbs Brown Sugar

Step 1

Start with the oil in a large bowl, add the sugar, the eggs, the flour and the rest of the ingredients, and mix until it gets smooth.

Fun To Measure In Liters and Grams ;o)

Step 2

Take out 1/3 of the dough, fill it into a medium sized bowl. Add the ingredients for the cocoa layer, the cocoa, milk, and sugar. Blend until smooth.

The Cocoa Layer

Step 3

In a greased loaf pan, fill 1/2 of the light batter. Then add the cocoa batter, and top it off with the rest of the light batter.

Split Up The Batters And Layer Them

Step 4

For the marble effect, use a fork and mix the 3 layers.

Pull Through The Batter A Few Times

Step 5

Bake in oven @ 400 F/ 200 C for 50-60 min.

Makes A Special Breakfast Or A Great Snack

My recommendation: Tastes best with a delicious cup of coffee and a good book ;o)

Healthy Sweets And Good Coffee – Best Things Every!

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