Your new favorite healthy breakfast bread is here! This Protein Banana Bread recipe is packed with diet friendly macros, moist, filling, easy to make with just a few common ingredients, and packed with bananas. If you’re looking to start your morning right then this is the one to try!
For this recipe you’re going to need a food processor or blender, 2 mixing bowls, and your preferred banana bread dish or pan!
You’re going to start by making some homemade oat flour. To do this simply blend or process 1 1/4 cups of rolled oats until they look like flour. Easy, right?
In the bowl for your dry ingredients add your oat flour, 1/2 cup of your choice sweetener, 3 scoops of a vanilla or banana protein powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, and 2 ounces of optional nuts (I like pecans, walnuts, or almonds).
Mix those dry ingredients together.
Taste tip? For more of a chocolate banana taste you could use a chocolate protein powder!
In the bowl for your wet ingredients add 2 large egg whites, 1/4 cup of unsweetened milk substitute or milk, 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 3 ripe medium bananas, and 1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce.
Mix those wet ingredients together.
Slowly add your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients while mixing everything together until your protein banana bread mix is smooth. I like using a regular mixer or hand mixer to speed this step up.
Take out your bread dish or pan (I used a 9” one), coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and pour your mix in.
Banana Bread Topping
Before the oven you could add on some crushed up nuts, chocolate chips, pieces of banana, and so on. Think outside the box and use whatever toppings that’ll satisfy your cravings and/or fit your macros that week!
Put your protein banana bread into the oven on 350F/176C for around 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of it comes out clean. Remember that your baking time may change depending on the size of your dish or pan.
Take your bread out of the oven, let it cool, and pop it out. I cut mine into 8 protein banana bread slices!
My favorite way to eat this? Topped with some of our High Protein Frosting!
You could also use some whipped cream or topping, peanut butter, flavored Greek yogurt, or cream cheese. Let us know some of your favorite healthier toppings for this in the comments below!
Protein Banana Bread
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- 1 ¼ Cups Rolled Oats - 90g (Turned into Oat Flour)
- ½ Cup Sweetener
- 3 Scoops Protein Powder - 90g Vanilla or Banana
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 3 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- 2 Ounces Nuts - Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds, etc
- 2 Large Egg Whites
- ¼ Cup Milk Substitute - or Milk (2 Ounces)
- 3 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 3 Medium Bananas
- 4 Ounces Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- Turn your Rolled Oats into Oat Flour by blending or processing them until they look like flour
- Take out a bowl and mix your dry ingredients in it
- Take out another bowl and mix your wet ingredients in it
- Slowly mix your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients
- Coat a bread pan with some non-stick cooking spray
- Bake your bread on 350F/176C for around 35-40 minutes
- Calories: 1108
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Sodium: 1053mg
- Carbs: 163g
- Fiber: 22g
- Sugar: 54g
- Protein: 96g