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Protein Banana Bread: 10 Grams Per Slice!

By Ethan Boldt

October 24, 2023

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When looking for a tasty snack to satisfy and satiate, there is nothing better than a healthy protein banana bread. Get ready to be surprised by how simple making protein banana bread at home really is.

First, do you know what is usually missing from a banana bread? Protein! But by adding a scoop of Bone Broth Protein powder, you can take this recipe to the next level. This gluten-free protein banana bread is a recipe that everyone (even gluten eaters!) will enjoy.

This protein banana bread recipe keeps all the best parts about banana bread while adding a protein punch — 10 grams per slice. We’ll use almond flour, a lower-carb alternative to all-purpose white flour. Plus, you'll enjoy the extra goodness of Bone Broth Protein powder.

Incorporating super-ripe bananas makes this protein powder bread sweet, but we’ll add maple syrup to make sure your sweet tooth is satisfied. Instead of butter, we’ll get that same silky texture with coconut milk. Now this is a protein-packed banana bread you can indulge in!

Best Protein Banana Bread Ingredients

Eggs are key for a quality banana bread because they contribute to its quality texture along with providing healthy fats. They are a great source of several important vitamins and minerals, plus one of the best high-protein foods available. The specific amount can vary based on several different factors, including the size of the egg, but each egg typically contains between five to eight grams of protein.

Bananas are low in fat and provide a quick energy boost. They’re also full of potassium and fiber. In fact, just one banana contains about 10 percent of your daily recommended amount. Eating enough fiber keeps your digestive system running smoothly and helps you feel full longer.

Almond flour is loaded with nutrition, unlike nutritionally bankrupt white flour. Almond flour is low in saturated fatty acids and rich in unsaturated fatty acids. Plus it contains filling fiber, unique and protective phytosterol antioxidants as well as plant protein.

Coconut milk is not just tasty and nutritious, it contains a beneficial fat called lauric acid. Lauric acid is a medium-chain fatty acid that’s easily absorbed and used by the body for energy.

We choose maple syrup as the natural sweetener. Compared to refined (or “table”) cane sugar that offers absolutely no nutrients, maple syrup contains some important antioxidants and minerals, such as zinc and manganese. It also doesn't affect blood sugar as much as sugar.

Cinnamon also appears in this recipe in order to up the flavor another notch, plus it's higher in protective antioxidant levels than any other spice. Cinnamon also boasts a wide range of other health benefits.

Bone Broth Protein Vanilla is a nourishing, concentrated bone broth that is three times as potent as homemade broth and makes it easy to get healthy gut, joint and skin support. It also is a very workable protein powder for recipes like protein banana bread.

How to Make Protein Banana Bread

Fortunately, this is one of the easier recipes to make. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

In a large mixing bowl, add the banana and mash it with a fork or potato masher. Next add the eggs, maple syrup, coconut milk and vanilla extract. Whisk together well.

In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (baking powder, baking soda, almond flour, sea salt and cinnamon) and Vanilla Bone Broth Protein Powder. While you can use almond meal, a blanched almond flour will work better for a bread-like consistency.

Next, add the dry mix to the wet mix in the big mixing bowl. Use a whisk or wooden spoon to combine, stirring until well incorporated.

Use a scraper to add the mixture into a greased loaf pan (use coconut oil or butter) and bake for 45–50 minutes. 

Remove from the oven and after a few minutes, empty on a wire rack and allow to cool. 

Variations

Pour the batter into a muffin tin to make protein banana bread muffins.

Add some walnuts or pecans for some added nut protein. Want some more fun sweetness? Add some dark chocolate (72 percent cacao) chips to the mixture at the end and stir in.

You can also add zucchini for a veggie and protein-packed banana-zucchini bread. If you cannot eat almonds, almond flour can be substituted out for coconut flour, but as it is so absorbent, it is best to mix it 1:1, with something like tapioca flour.

Other High-Protein Baked Snacks

Protein Banana Bread Recipe

Category

Snacks

Servings

8

Time

50 min (Prep time: 5 min)

Calories

317

Author

Ethan Boldt

This protein banana bread recipe keeps all the best parts about banana bread while adding a protein punch. We’ll use almond flour, a lower-carb alternative to all-purpose white flour. Plus, you'll enjoy the extra goodness of Bone Broth Protein powder.

Ingredients
  • 3 medium, overly ripe bananas, mashed

  • 4 eggs

  • ¼ cup maple syrup (rather than honey)

  • ¼ cup full-fat, canned coconut milk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2¼ cups almond flour

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 2 scoops Bone Broth Protein Vanilla

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork or potato masher. Then add eggs, maple syrup, coconut milk and vanilla. Using a whisk, mix well.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients and protein powder.

  4. Combine both mixtures in the big bowl, stirring until well incorporated.

  5. Scrap the mixture into a greased loaf pan and bake for 45–50 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven and after a few minutes, empty on a wire rack and allow to cool. 

Nutrition

Calories 317, Carbs 24.4 grams, Fiber 5.3 grams, Sugar 13.2 grams, Fat 19.3 grams, Unsaturated Fat 14.7 grams, Saturated Fat 3.6 grams, Trans Fat 0 grams, Cholesterol 82 milligrams, Protein 9.9 grams, Sodium 337 milligrams

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