Of course protein powder is great in smoothies, but it’s also a healthy addition to balls, breakfast bars, and pancakes. So why not use it in all your baked goods like this banana bread?
Protein powder, soy yogurt, and flaxmeal combine to give this vegan banana bread a powerful punch of nutrition. The upside is that you can’t taste the difference between it and a traditional piece of banana bread whatsoever. Just ask my husband. Wait, no don’t ¡ª because then he’d know the truth!
Sweet and moist on the inside, and crispy on the outside, this banana bread tastes delicious on its own, but toasted with nut butter, it’d make a warm and quick breakfast offering over 10 grams of protein. And since getting your fill of protein can help with weight loss, baking a loaf can actually help you reach your weight-loss goals. So grab some ripe bananas and a tub of protein powder and start baking.
1 tablespoon flaxmeal3 tablespoons water3 ripe bananas1/2 cup vanilla soy yogurt2/3 cup organic sugar2 tablespoons canola oil1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon almond extract1 cup white whole wheat flour2 scoops plant-based protein powder (I used pea protein; about 1/2 a cup)1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt10 raw almonds, chopped