Whole Wheat High Protein Flax Banana Bread

Hey y’all! How is life treatin’ ya? Have you had a good, sweaty workout yet today?<—I am a morning exerciser through and through! I sure did…..I was sweatin’ like a beasty doing down dogs in yoga (why is yoga so amazing, and how have I missed this for SO long?!), and then shook it up during a Zumba class. Love, love.

A few of you mentioned you’d love the recipe to my Whole Wheat High Protein Flax Banana Bread….well, you are in luck! Even though I don’t follow recipes, I do have a guide that I loosely follow. So because I am nice :) and adore all you readers, I typed up the recipe so you too can enjoy the deliciousness. Beware, though, you just might eat your bodyweight in this bread! (luckily it is really good for you!) just sayin’.

some of the recipe I made into muffins!

Whole Wheat High Protein Flax Banana Bread (more pictures found HERE)

(I doubled it when I made it, by the way–but the measurements seen here is for 1 recipe or 2 loaves)

Mix and let stand:

  • 2/3 cup milk + 4 tsp lemon juice <—–can use soy or almond milk

Mix dry ingredients together and make well

  • 2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 scoop protein powder <—I used chocolate fudge
  • 1 large scoop ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon <—-I LOVE cinnamon. Can omit this ingredient if wanted

Add to well:

  • 2/3 cup applesauce
  • 2-3 eggs <—-I used 4 for a double recipe
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup mashed bananas <—–I used bananas I had frozen….and then defrosted them before mashing
  • and the milk + lemon juice mixture

Mix together and bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 50-60 minutes (less if in muffins-about 35 mins). And ENJOY!!

Last night for dessert I had a piece with my new favorite cashew butter

my new favorite dessert!

Incredible. I love how this bread is slightly sweet, very satisfying, and does not weigh me down.

Sometimes I like it with the cashew butter and some Nutella on top (I told you I am SWISS!!)

delish!

Love this creation! The bread WILL be back, I tell ya. I am already dreaming up other ideas for it…..any suggestions?

Go and make this bread– it is SUPER easy, and you can thank me later :)

Have a great Hump DAY!

What is a creation YOU are proud of from the kitchen, and absolutely love? Link away–I love new recipes!!

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Comments

  1. I usually head to the gym after work because I am a teacher and get out at 3:45. Yesterday I had something to do after work, so I was up bright and early.. on the treadmill at the gym at 5:00.
    Let me tell you.. I am be transforming into a morning worker-outter. I felt SUPER energized all day and got an AWESOME sweat in!

  2. I love fresh banana bread. The smell is what hooks me in every time. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. This looks awesome Annette! I LOVE the ingredients you’ve used…

    I am going to bookmark this one…

    What I will do or “suggest” if you will is sneak some chia seeds and wheat bran in there….Obviously I am big into wheat bran πŸ˜‰

  4. Caroline says:

    I am proud of my breakfast green smoothies. I’ve got it down to an art and I love them!

  5. I love me some Banana Bread! I need to try these for my post workout snack! It would be perfect!

  6. YUM I LOVE BANANA BREAD!!! I have to try this healthy version, and soon!

  7. Thanks for the recipe!!! Love it

    btw, bird nest soup is made up of about 58% soluable proteins…the highest amoung all food and even synetic protein powders

    it greatly increase tissue regeneration

    sources taken from the internet
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_nest_soup
    http://hongkong-bird-nest.50webs.com/index_e.htm
    http://www.euyansang.com/

  8. Phoebe says:

    Hi Annette! I’m going to try your banana bread on Friday!!

    Just wondering – why do we need lemon juice here?

    • Lemon juice makes the milk a bit sour <--adds a bit of flava πŸ˜‰

      • Phoebe says:

        Just made it! I followed your measurements and ended up with 2 flat loaves — when you said “the measurements seen here is for 1 recipe or 2 loaves,” do you mean 2 normal-sized loaves? Maybe I didn’t add enough bananas (3 small ones)… What do you think?

        Apart from your recipe, I saw a sugar free one (http://thehealthyfoodie.com/2012/02/07/spelt-banana-bread-or-the-last-banana-bread-recipe-youll-ever-need/ ). I thought of tweaking yours by cutting out sugar but luckily I tasted the batter and decided that I didn’t want sour and bitter banana bread! I put in 1/2 cup sugar in the end. Do you think it’s possible to make yours sugar free?

        I love knowing how healthy it is. Hope my boyfriend can appreciate as well!! He said it tasted like ww bread with slight banana flavor as opposed to banana bread LOL

        thanks again for the recipe :)

        • I did mean 2-normal size loaves. That’s weird that they ended up flat? What kind of protein powder did you use? Also, did you use enough baking soda?

          You could go less sugar or use a sweetener, but then it wouldn’t be a ‘sweet’ bread πŸ˜‰

          Have a good day!

  9. shosh says:

    I needed something yummy to substitute my chocolate chip cookie addiction so i tried the banana bread in muffin tin.it made 15. I also used vanilla soy milk, brown sugar instead if white, and mixed in some bitter sweet chocolate chips. Came out amazing! Thank you!

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