Ah, banana bread. Sweet, comforting banana bread. Is it really a bread? Or is actually more of a cake? Whatever it is, IT’S FREAKIN’ DELICIOUS and it’s one treat that my sweet tooth won’t relinquish.
Everyone has their favourite go-to banana bread recipe. Well, almost everyone. Me? I have several, filed away according to craving.
One is extra-sweet and rich, smothered in an indulgent cream cheese frosting. Another is packed with dark chocolate chips and nuts, giving it a wonderfully satisfying crunch with almost every bite. A third is threaded through with swirled, gooey & ooey caramel. There are a thousand, trillion combinations and I’d try them all without a second’s hesitation, such is my devotion to banana bread.
(I can practically hear your tastebuds awakening!)
But, today’s recipe is none of these. Today’s recipe is for those who want to have their banana bread and eat it too. Today’s recipe will blow your mind. It ticks practically ALL the boxes you could possibly think of.
Full of flavour? Check.
High in protein? Check.
Low in calories? Check.
I know what you’re thinking. I know what you’re doing. You’re shaking your head in utter disbelief that such a thing exists. Well my friends, it does.
If I’m craving a clean, healthy baked treat then this is my go-to. Try it, love it and revel in its deliciousness. I topped mine with a square of melted dark chocolate and an extra side of banana, just because I’m BANANAS for bananas!
Protein-packed Banana Bread (sugar-free & gluten-free)
MACROS: 65kcals, 6g protein & 3g sugar
Serves 13 (makes a 650g loaf & 1 serving is 50g)
- 2 medium-sized ripe bananas
- 85g oat flour
- 85g diet whey vanilla protein powder
- 200g fat-free Greek yoghurt (can substitute for natural)
- 85g egg whites
- 2 tsp Truvia sweetener (can omit)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 30ml unsweetened applesauce
- Pre-heat oven to 175C
- Line a 2lb loaf tin with greaseproof paper. Set aside.
- Mash bananas in medium bowl with a fork, until they reach a consistency similar to baby food.
- Add the rest of the ingredients (oat flour, protein powder, egg whites, sweetener, Greek yoghurt, baking soda, vanilla extract & applesauce) and mix well.
- Pour into the loaf tin lined with greaseproof paper and bake for 30-45mins or until toothpick inserts comes out clean.
- Leave to cool for 20 minutes, then carefully lift out of the loaf tin.
- Slice up and enjoy
TIP: If the top starts to look brown but the inside is still undercooked, cover the top with tin foil & it will continue to cook without burning the top.