The Best Protein Banana Bread
Banana bread is arguably the best baked good. Protein is arguably the best macronutrient. Is this a match made in heaven? Yes. 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. Talk about a nutritious snack!
I do not know about you, but I can only stomach so many protein shakes. I therefore 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 before or after I workout or whenever the hunger pangs strike. Studies have shown that bananas are a cost effective energy source and used by endurance athletes because they are a good source of carbohydrate and potassium.
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 your sweet tooth. As you’ll see in the video above, sometimes we do like to add chocolate chips to our protein packed banana bread. Enjoy!
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Is banana bread healthy?
Banana bread can be a relatively healthy option when made with the right ingredients. The ingredients used in banana bread greatly affect its nutritional profile. You can make healthier versions by using whole wheat or oat flour, reducing sugar, and using healthier fats like coconut oil or applesauce instead of butter. Bananas provide important nutrients like potassium, vitamin C, and dietary fiber. They also add natural sweetness to the bread. The riper the bananas, the sweeter they are, reducing the need for additional sugar. Adding oats can increase the fiber content of banana bread, which can aid digestion and help maintain steady blood sugar levels. By using drink wholesome’s protein powder in your banana bread, you’re also able to increase overall protein content and satiety after eating.
Can I make a gluten-free banana bread?
Yes! Instead of using oat flour, try almond flour for a 1:1 substitution. This enables you to cut out the gluten (and we still guarantee it’ll be the best protein banana bread around).
What other modifications can I make to banana bread?
Chopped nuts like walnuts, pecans, or almonds add crunch and a rich flavor to banana bread and increase the antioxidants in the protein banana bread. Semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips can make your banana bread taste indulgent while dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, or chopped dates can add sweetness and chewiness.
Can I use frozen or overripe banana for my banana bread?
Indeed you can! Frozen bananas can be used for banana bread if thawed and mashed properly. Overripe bananas are often ideal for banana bread due to their sweetness and soft texture. To speed up the ripening process, store bananas in a warm spot such as next to a heater. You cans also use a paper bag. Store the bananas in the bag with the top loosely folded over. You’ll be ready to make the best protein banana bread in no time.
-1 cup drink wholesome vanilla protein powder
-¾ cup 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 the bowl and stir everything until it is well-mixed. Combine the contents of the two bowls and mix slightly. Do not over-mix! 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.
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