Protein Banana Bread
This is one of my favorite things to make when I do weekly meal prep. I bake a loaf of "power bread" as I call it, and eat a slice a day throughout the week after a good gym session. It is so simple to make, and is great for when you're craving something sweet.
- 2 ripe bananas (very ripe)
- 3 egg whites (beaten until stiff peaks form)
- 3/4 cups Gluten-Free flour or almond flour is you're Paleo
- 7 oz plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup protein powder (I like 100 Calorie Muscle Milk)
- 1/2 nut milk (unsweetened)
- 1/4 cup truvia
- 1/2 - 1 cup chopped Pecans or Walnuts
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- Coconut oil for greasing the loaf pan
Preheat oven to 375 F
In a medium mixing bowl whisk egg whites until stiff peaks form, then fold in the protein powder.
In a separate small bowl mash bananas until they are the consistency of pudding.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, Baking Powder, and Baking soda, then add in the yogurt, nut milk, Truvia, and pecans. Once incorporated, fold in the egg whites and protein mixture.
Grease an medium loaf pan with coconut oil (I like the spray) and add the bread mixture to the pan, evening out the top.
Bake uncovered for about 35-40 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Depending on where you live, you might have to add 5-10 minutes of baking time to make sure it is cooked through.
Let rest and then store in a ziplock bag in the fridge.
This bread is dense, and I like to replace either a protein shake or large snack with a slice after my workouts, or as a power breakfast.