Protein Banana Bread


Banana bread anyone? It's hearty, yet soft and moist (yes, I said it) and so so delicious. It can be made gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan. And it makes for the perfect afternoon snack. To be honest, in all my banana baking days, I always come out with a different recipe and half the time I forget to write it down. So this time I made SURE I did, and I also added some Kaizen Protein Powder - because why not be extra with the nutrients?

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 55-60 minutes

Banana-Bread

Ingredients

⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
½ cup maple syrup
2 eggs *see notes for vegan
¼ cup nut milk
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp sea salt
1 ¾ cups spelt flour *see notes for gluten-free
1 scoop Kaizen Vegan Protein in vanilla
Optional add-ins:  Chocolate chips and chopped macadamia nuts

Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan with coconut oil, or line with parchment paper. Set aside. 

Melt your coconut oil and add it to a large bowl with the maple syrup and mix together. Add the eggs and nut milk and blend together, then mash in the bananas.

Add the baking soda, vanilla, cinnamon, and sea salt. Mix together with wet ingredients. Lastly, stir in the spelt flour (and optional protein powder) until combined.

Pour the batter into your greased loaf pan and sprinkle on top cinnamon, chocolate chips and chopped macadamia nuts.

Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes before slicing.

Notes

  • THIS is the protein powder I use. You can save 20% with discount code PLENTY20 - Click here to purchase.

  • To make it vegan: replace with two flax eggs. (2 tbsp ground flax and 5 tbsp warm water, whisk and set aside to thicken.)

  • To make it gluten-free: use all-purpose gluten-free flour.

  • For optional add-ins: instead of macadamia nuts, use walnuts. For a nut-free option, you can use a variety of seeds. Chia, hemp seed, sunflower and pumpkin seeds are some great options.


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