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High Protein Banana Bread Recipe: No Added Sugar

This banana bread protein recipe has no added sugar and over 15 grams of protein per slice. As a dietitian and a busy mom, I am always looking for easy, healthy recipes that keep me full for hours and this recipe is perfect for the whole family.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 191 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4-5 bananas)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • optional toppings: sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, or shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a loaf pan with coconut oil or line it with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted coconut oil, unsweetened applesauce, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract. Mix well until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly. If desired, sprinkle the optional toppings on top.
  • Bake for approximately 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the banana bread from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.
  • Enjoy your high-protein banana bread!

Notes

  • Make sure your bananas are ripe, as they provide natural sweetness and moisture to the bread.
  • If you don't have vanilla protein powder, you can substitute it with plain protein powder or omit it entirely.
  • Feel free to customize the optional toppings based on your preference. You can use sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, shredded coconut, or even chocolate chips.
  • For added flavor, you can include a teaspoon of ground nutmeg or ginger along with the cinnamon.
  • Store the banana bread in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days, or refrigerate it for longer freshness. It can also be frozen for future consumption.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 16gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 246mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 122IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 2mg
Keyword banana bread, high protien banana bread
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