Bake Up Our Spiced Sweet Potato Bread That’s Packed With Protein

While smoothies| oatmeal| and veggie omelets are quick breakfast ideas that will help you lose weight| sometimes we crave something a little more decadent. A Cronut| sugary muffin| or other pastry is just bad news| since each offers a few tasty bites of refined sugars and empty calories. But this bread? Oh my! Packed with fiber and protein| it’s naturally sweetened with sweet potato| banana| and applesauce. And it tastes like dessert!

Just toast a slice of this spiced sweet potato banana bread| smear it with one tablespoon of peanut butter (95 calories)| and serve with half a cup of sliced pears (41 calories). That makes your breakfast total 361 calories| 7 grams of fiber| 25.4 grams sugar| and 14.7 grams of protein.

Bake this up at the beginning of the week| and you’ll have a quick| delicious breakfast all week long. Since it makes two loaves| store one in a covered container on the counter| and freeze slices of the second loaf for the following week.

Sweet Potato Banana Protein Bread

From Jenny Sugar| POPSUGAR Fitness

Sweet Potato Banana Protein Bread

Sweet Potato Banana Protein Bread

Ingredients

4 tablespoons flaxmeal12 tablespoons water3 ripe bananas15 ounces sweet potato puree (canned or fresh)1/4 cup canola oil1/2 cup applesauce2 cups white whole wheat flour4 scoops plant-based protein powder (about 1 cup)1 cup organic sugar2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon nutmeg1/8 teaspoon ground cloves2 tablespoons pecans or walnuts