High Protein Banana Bread

Indulge in the pleasure of banana bread without compromise with this protein-packed recipe! Say goodbye to excess sugar and inflammatory oils—this single-serving delight boasts a whopping 30 grams of protein, ensuring a moist and flavorful treat that satisfies cravings while fueling your body.

What is High Protein Banana Bread

Ok, have you ever dreamed of sitting down to a warm, gooey, chocolatey banana bread that has 30 grams of protein?!? Yeah, me too. And now you can. 

I LOVE banana bread but it usually leaves me feeling really tired with a horrible tummy ache. Probably because most banana breads are packed with sugar, refined flours, and vegetable oil. 

Not only does this version use a short list of real food ingredients (that you might even have in your kitchen already), it has added protein to make it a balanced snack to keep you full and mitigate the blood sugar response. The eggs and protein powder combine together to make the batter making it a gluten-free/grain-free treat! 

It is the perfect balanced dessert or afternoon snack that will help you hit your protein goals that support muscle growth, satiety, hormone health and so much more! Try it out and let me know what you think. 

Why You’ll Love High Protein Banana Bread

  • Blood sugar friendly dessert. Get the same delicious flavor that you love from banana bread with added protein and fat to mitigate the blood sugar response. 
  • Add quality protein to your day. This banana bread is the equivalent of eating 4oz of steak! I love meat but sometimes you want a sweet treat that helps you hit your protein goals. 
  • Easy to make single servings. This recipe is perfect for people who want a small portion or live alone.

The Ingredients for High Protein Banana Bread

  • Ripe banana. 
  • Eggs. These add protein and form the batter for the bread. 
  • Unflavored beef isolate protein. Beef protein powder adds a quality source of protein and thickens the batter without the need for flour.
  • Sea salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract. These bring out the delicious flavors of banana bread that we all love. 
  • Baking soda. 
  • Chocolate chips. Optional, but are they really…
  • Maple syrup. Depending on the sugar content of the chocolate chips you use and your sweetness preference, you may want to add 1-2 tbsp maple syrup. Personally, the banana and chocolate chips make it perfectly sweet for me! 

 How to Make High Protein Banana Bread

  • Step One. Season the chicken all over (including inside the cavity) generously with sea salt. Return to the fridge and let sit for 12-24 hours. 30 minutes before cooking, remove the chicken from the fridge and let it sit on the counter to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Step Two. Preheat the oven, spatchcock the chicken and separate the skin from the meat. 
  • Step Three. Combine your butter of choice with the preserved lemons. Rub the butter underneath the chicken skin and all over the top of the chicken. 
  • Step Four. Add the sweet potatoes and onion to the pan and place the chicken on top, breast side up. 
  • Step Five. Roast the chicken for about 45-50 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C). Let it sit for 10 minutes before carving the chicken.

Important Tips

  • Whisk it good! When you add the protein powder the batter may seem clumpy – give it a good stir but dont worry too much if there are clumps, it will all come together after baking. 

Storing High Protein Banana Bread

This is best enjoyed right out of the oven or a few hours later! 

How to High Protein Banana Bread

This is delicious and satisfying all on its own – you can eat it right out of the dish! To make it even more delicious, let it cool slightly then top it with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or add a spoonful of yogurt for a breakfast treat. 

High Protein Banana Bread

Indulge in the pleasure of banana bread without compromise with this protein-packed recipe! Say goodbye to excess sugar and inflammatory oils—this single-serving delight boasts a whopping 30 grams of protein, ensuring a moist and flavorful treat that satisfies cravings while fueling your body. Total time: 40 mins Yield: 2-4 servings Diet: Gluten-Free
Course Breakfast
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 scoops 52g unflavored beef isolate protein (I use @equipfoods)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Small pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup optional (depending on your sweetness preference and the chocolate chips you use, you may want additional sweetener)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease two small ramekins with butter, ghee or olive oil.
  • Add the banana to a large bowl and use a fork to mash it. Stir in the eggs until combined. Add the protein powder and whisk until combined.
  • Add the baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips then divide the mixture into the greased ramekins. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. If they are browning too quickly, cover the dishes with foil while they bake.

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