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This Protein Banana Bread is packed with 10 grams of protein per slice! It’s moist, fluffy, delicious, gluten-free, and super easy to make in just one bowl! With protein from protein powder, eggs, almonds, and yogurt!

high protein banana bread in slices

Our High Protein Banana Bread recipe is incredibly moist, heavenly delicious, and a true protein booster! With a proud 120 grams of protein, 10g per slice, this banana bread is packed with clean proteins! Plus, it’s astonishingly simple to whip up in just one bowl.

macro shot of Protein Banana Bread

The addition of protein powder is a great way to sneak some extra protein into your diet, much like these Protein Cookies! While the addition of dark chocolate chips can elevate the flavor to decadent heights, feel free to skip it if you prefer. Our recipe for Protein Banana Bread is entirely gluten-free, thanks to the use of almond flour instead of all-purpose flour.

This high-protein version of the classic banana bread is a nutritious and delicious way to enjoy your favorite snack while fueling your body with the protein it needs. Whether you’re enjoying it as a post-workout treat, a hearty breakfast, or a wholesome snack, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings and keep you powered throughout the day. Happy Baking!

sliced protein banana bread on wire rack

Ingredients

See recipe card for quantities.

  • Banana – It’s best to use ripe bananas as they are sweeter. Bananas contain important fibers!
  • Almond Flour – Provides additional proteins and healthy fats.
  • Protein Powder – Vanilla-flavored whey protein powder works best for this recipe.
  • Plain Skyr Yogurt – Adds extra protein and moisture to the banana bread. You can also use plain Greek yogurt.
  • Coconut Oil – Works too with olive oil or butter.
  • Maple Syrup – For sweetness! Can be substituted with honey or coconut sugar.
  • Eggs – Preferably organic eggs.
  • Cinnamon & Salt – For a great taste! If you’re not a fan of cinnamon, you can leave it out.
  • Baking Powder – Helps the bread rise during baking.
  • Semi-Sweet or Bitter-Sweet Chocolate Chips – For a chocolaty flavor.
Protein Banana Bread Ingredients

Visual Step-by-Step Instructions

This visual step-by-step instruction will help you along the way – definitely recommended if you’re a cooking beginner!

  1. Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl using the back of a fork. Add wet ingredients and whisk until combined.
  2. Stir in dry ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips (optional: keep a few aside for decoration – next step).
Protein Banana Bread Recipe Step 1-2
  1. Pour the batter into a prepared loaf pan (8×5 inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper). Optional: Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  2. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Cover the banana bread with aluminum foil after 20 minutes to prevent it from getting too dark (the protein powder causes the bread to brown more quickly). → The bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
  3. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and let it cool completely before slicing.
Protein Banana Bread Recipe Step 3-4

Variations

  • Dairy-Free: Use plant-based protein powder and dairy-free plain yogurt for a dairy-free version.
  • Nuts: Instead of chocolate chips, stir in chopped walnuts or pecans for a crunchy texture.
a loaf of banana bread with protein powder on a wire rack

Storage & Freezing Instructions

Store leftovers in an airtight container or packed with aluminum foil/plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

Freeze: Once cool, transfer the bread into a freezer bag and freeze for a maximum of 3 months. Allow to thaw in the fridge overnight, or rebake frozen bread for a few minutes in the oven. Defrosting is even faster if you freeze the bread already sliced so that you can defrost individual slices at room temperature or in a toaster.

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high protein banana bread in slices

Protein Banana Bread

This Protein Banana Bread is packed with 10 grams of protein per slice! It's moist, fluffy, delicious, gluten-free, and super easy to make in just one bowl! With protein from protein powder, eggs, almonds, and yogurt!
Author : Aline Cueni
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Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :50 minutes
Total Time :1 hour
Servings : 12 Slices
Calories : 177kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 8×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl using the back of a fork. Add eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, and yogurt, whisk until combined.
  • Stir in almond flour, protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Fold in chocolate chips (optional: keep a few aside for decoration – next step). Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Optional: Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven.→ Cover the banana bread with aluminum foil after 20 minutes to prevent it from getting too dark (the protein powder causes the bread to brown more quickly).
  • Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and let it cool completely before slicing.

Notes

Make your own almond flour with this easy DIY Almond Flour Recipe!
Store leftovers in an airtight container or packed in aluminum wrap for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
Freeze: Once cool, transfer the bread (I suggest slicing it beforehand) into a freezer bag and freeze for a maximum of 3 months. Allow to thaw in the fridge overnight, or rebake frozen bread for a few minutes in the oven. Single slices can be thawed for 30 minutes at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg

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