Protein Banana Bread

Protein Banana Bread

Ever wanted good tasting banana bread but also wanted some protein to hit your nutritional daily intake? Here is a banana bread recipe to do both!

Banana bread is always my go to if I feel like snacking or having a sweet treat. I love how the mouth-watering smell fills my house and cutting into the loaf the texture is fluffy, moist and dense.

Now let’s get baking!

Prep time: 10mins

Cook time: 50mins

Total time: 60mins

Serves: 12


- Cooking spray or low fat butter, to grease loaf pan

- 265g (1 ¾ cups) self-rising flour

- 40g (1/4 cup) Vanilla protein powder

- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

- 100g (2/3 cup) brown sugar

- 2 overripe medium bananas, mashed

- 2 eggs, lightly whisked

- 125ml (1/2cup) skim milk

- 50g butter, melted, cooled

- 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180degrees. Brush an 11x21cm loaf pan with cooking spray. Line with non-stick baking paper, allowing it to overhang.

Step 2

Sift and combined flour, protein and cinnamon into a large blow. Stir in the brown sugar and make a well in the center.

Melt butter in a small bowl, add the eggs, and milk until well combined.

Add the runny mixture to the flour mix until combined.

Mash bananas up in a medium bowl, until you have a pudding like mixture. Add mashed bananas to the rest of the mixture.

Spoon banana bread mixture into the loaf pan and smooth the surface.

Step 3

Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, and banana bread is lightly golden. Safety remove from oven and set aside on the pan for 10-15minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Cut into slices to serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ¾ inch slice

Serves 12

Calorie 189

Fat: 4.7g

Carbs: 31.2g

Protein: 5.7g

IDEA: Serve with Honey and freshly cut banana. YUM!

Why would you like more protein in your daily nutritional intake? Well when you increase your protein in your body it helps you feel less hungry throughout the day suppressing your appetite, helping your assist in burning more fat for fuel (also known as Ketosis).

Now here is the perfect way to enjoy banana bread and still increase your daily protein intake.

Enjoy! :)

Kind regards,

Zoe Wood

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