Over the weekend I made this delicious Protein Banana Bread! It is so delicious and a perfect snack as the weather get’s colder. I love that it’s a healthy banana bread too, thanks to the added protein and reduced sugar and oil!
It also has the added factor of using up the brown bananas you just can’t eat as hard as you try! I’ve finally learned that I can only eat three bananas a week. For a while I’d buy 6 or so and then ended up having to freeze 3-4 bananas a week. Which led to this situation in my freezer.
Protein Banana Bread
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
3 medium mashed bananas
1/2 cup buttermilk (Just add 1 Tablespoon vinegar to a cup of regular milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 scoops (approximately 1/2 cup) vanilla protein powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts (if desired)
Stir sugar and applesauce together. Beat eggs separately. Add eggs, bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla and stir until smooth. Add flours, protein powder, baking soda and salt and stir just until combined. Fold in nuts if desired. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing.
Yum! This stuff is hard to resist, but you really don’t have to! It’s sweet without being overpowering and the banana flavor takes center stage. Perfect with a cup of coffee on a cool morning.
What do you do with your leftover bananas?