Healthier Protein Banana Bread To Die For Recipe

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Banana bread is a classic and a great way to use over-ripe bananas.

However, most banana bread recipes call for white flour, a fair amount of sugar and lack much nutrition other than ALL the carbs!

But, banana bread is delicious, so what’s a girl or guy to do when they have brown banana’s and a hankering for delicious banana bread?


Instead of a traditional recipe, why not make this delicious, protein packed, whole wheat version of the bread that’s really a dessert staple.

Here’s What You’ll Need

(For Bread)

  • 1 1/2 scoops chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup oats

Optional: 1/3 cup chocolate chips (if you want it really chocolatey – I skipped this step)

(For Topping)

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • drizzling of honey
  • sprinkling of cinnamon

Quick and Easy Step by Step Directions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 and then mix dry bread ingredients in a medium size bowl. Add bananas, egg whites, and greek yogurt, and mix well.

Step 2: Spray a bread pan with nonstick spray, then pour mixed ingredients into the pan. (Or use parchment paper for a healthier option)


Step 3: In the same bowl (which should now be mostly empty), mix topping ingredients with clean hands. Be sure to sprinkle enough honey into the mix so that the topping begins to stick/clump together. Sprinkle topping over the bread mix.

Step 4: Put in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean (the topping will still be gooey, but the bread should be solid and clean).


Just remember that this banana bread is still a dessert, not really a type of bread so don’t go eating it as a sandwich or anything.

Instead, enjoy it as a weekend treat with a good cup of coffee (That’s my favorite way to eat it, anyway).

Nutritional Breakdown

per serving with 12 servings per loaf

Total Calories: 80


  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Net carbs: 12 grams
  • Fat: .6 grams
  • Fiber: 1.5 grams

This recipe was originally developed by recipe writer, Carly Taylor, on