The Best Protein Banana Bread Recipe

Did someone say protein banana bread?

Banana bread is arguably the best baked good. Protein is arguably the best macronutrient. Is this a match made in heaven? Drop everything and make this protein powder banana bread because it is out of this world! Not only is it delicious, but it is also full of protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats, making it an incredible recovery snack. I do not know about you, but I can only stomach so many protein shakes, so I make this recipe about once a week. It is nice to take a break from the blender and enjoy a slice of protein banana bread after I workout. Please note that although you can make this recipe with any protein powder, it was formulated with Drink Wholesome’s real food protein powder. I have had the best results with the vanilla flavor, but either of the peanut butter flavors work well too. I forgot to mention that one of the best parts of this protein powder banana bread recipe is that it does not call for any added sugar. The protein powder and bananas add enough sweetness to satisfy any sweet tooth. Pro tip: enjoy this high protein banana bread with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a protein packed dessert.


-1 cup Drink Wholesome vanilla protein powder

-¾ cup of oat flour

-1 tsp baking soda

-1/4 tsp salt

-3 ripe bananas

-½ cup coconut oil

-2 large eggs

-¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

-2 tsp vanilla extract

-½ cup walnuts (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 × 5” loaf pan and set it aside. Whisk the protein powder, oat flour, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Peel the bananas and place them into another large mixing bowl. Mash them well with a fork. Add the eggs, coconut oil, applesauce, and vanilla extract to that bowl and stir everything until it is well-mixed. Combine the contents of the two bowls and mix slightly. Do not overmix! Fold in the walnuts (or chocolate chips?), transfer the mixture to the loaf pan, and bake it for 50 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

You are reading an article written by Drink Wholesome, a small company from New Hampshire. Since 2020, we have taken a fundamentally different approach to protein powder by only using real food ingredients – ingredients you can pronounce and find in your kitchen. Now you can boost your protein intake without the added junk found in almost every other protein powder. Hooray! You will find that we also make the best tasting protein powder. What can I say, real foods just taste better. 

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