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Banana Bread Recipe



Listen, a good banana bread recipe is a must-have, but when you have those cravings but want to keep to your nutrition goals, this is the perfect recipe to curb the sweet tooth and still hit your macros.


INGREDIENTS

* 1.5 cups mashed overripe bananas 400g

* 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt 224g

* 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 67g

* 2 Tbsp. honey

* 2 large eggs

* 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

* 1 cup whole wheat flour 120g

* 1 cup vanilla whey protein powder 90g (I personally use buttermilk pancake protein)

* 1.5 tsp. baking powder

* 1/2 tsp. baking soda

* 1/4 tsp. salt

* 1 tsp. ground cinnamon


Optional Add-Ins
1/2 cup walnuts chopped
dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup blueberries

* Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.

* In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, Greek yogurt, applesauce, honey (or sugar substitute), eggs, and vanilla extract.

* In a separate bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

* Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix as it can result in dense bread. If using, fold in the chopped walnuts or dark chocolate chips.

* Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.

* Bake for 50 minutes (more if needed), or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. If the top is browning too quickly, you can cover the bread with a piece of aluminum foil.

* Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.


Nutritional value is an estimate and can vary depending on the ingredients you use for your banana bread. Store leftover protein banana bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to a week. The nutrition facts do not include walnuts, chocolate chips, or blueberries so you’ll have to add that to your macros as well. If you do not use the recommended protein powder and the batter seems too thick, try adding a dash of milk to your desired consistency. We recommend slicing into 10 equal slices at approximately 75 grams per slice.


Serving Size: 1slice (75g)

Calories: 158kcal

Carbohydrates: 24g

Protein: 13g

Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 49mg

Sodium: 191mg

Potassium: 244mg

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 10g

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