This High Protein Banana Bread is naturally gluten free and packed with protein! Moist, tender, easy to make and so delicious! The best snack or breakfast!
PIN High Protein Banana Bread
On a scale of 1 to never, how sick are you of banana bread?
I know, I know. We just had low carb keto banana bread, sugar free banana bread AND paleo coconut flour banana bread and now here we are with this protein banana bread recipe not even a month later. Spoiler alert: might even make some Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread for you soon.
Has bananas. Not afraid to use them. <– That my new slogan for life.
Protein is a SERIOUSLY important macro nutrient that many of us are deficient in. Protein helps our joints, build our muscles and helps keep us feeling full and satisfied, among a whole bunch of other things! To make this a banana bread we’re using 2 ingredients:
Almond flour – instead of making this a whole wheat banana bread, we’re using a nut-based almond flour because almonds are naturally higher in protein. They also had a nutty taste and make this bread naturally gluten free!
Getting enough protein is something I’m passionate about, which is why I wrote the post how to increase protein intake, how to use protein powder 3 ways AND Mr. FFF and I did a protein bar review. But, I figured you might want an even easier way to get protein which is why this protein powder banana bread is HERE FOR YOU.
High Protein Banana Bread Ingredients
The ingredients to this recipe are pretty similar to a normal paleo banana bread, but with added protein:
- Almond flour
- Protein Powder
- Coconut Sugar
- Baking soda/salt
- Coconut oil
- Banana (duh)
What kind of protein powder to use?
When I tested this recipe, I used whey-based protein powder as I do not have a dairy allergy and this is my preferred protein. Make sure to use grass-fed dairy whey protein powder if you want to make this banana bread paleo friendly!
I am sure you could also use a plant-based protein powder IF you are accustomed to the earthy taste of it. I personally am not, so it’s not something I would recommend. But, if you are, give it a shot and let me know how it goes!
Mix it up
This is one of the best healthy banana bread recipes I’ve made (what can I say, I like protein) but I’m thinking you could add some mix ins to make it even yummier!
Add some nuts – if you want a little crunch, this high protein banana bread would be great with diced almonds mixed in or on top!
Drizzle with nut butter – mix yourself up some homemade almond butter and slather a THICK layer on top of a fresh slice of banana bread. You’re welcome.
Chocolate chips – want to be a little extra? I’m all about a hefty handful of dairy free chocolate chips swirled into your banana bread. I don’t think you’ll regret it!
Make them muffins – Want to make them single serve? Bake the batter in a muffin tin for banana protein muffins!
I was just about to promise you that this will be the last banana bread for awhile but then I looked at my counter and saw some spotty bananas…
Until then friends, until then.
Other Healthy Banana Recipes
High Protein Banana Bread
- Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees and line a 9 inch loaf pan with parchment paper, rubbing the other sides with coconut oil.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, protein, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate large bowl, whisk the oil, eggs and vanilla. Add in the banana and whisk until combined.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and whisk until combined,
- Pour into the prepared pan and bake until dark brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes to an hour.
- Let cool in the pan COMPLETELY.
- Once cool slice and DEVOUR!
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE POINTS: 7 POINTS+: 6. OLD POINTS: 5
(per 1/10 of the bread)
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