Chocolate peanut butter protein banana bread. Phew! That’s a mouthful! I tried to shorten the name but I just couldn’t leave out any. The chocolate flavor stands out the most, with peanut butter and banana undertones. So you see, it needs the super long name and let me tell you, this bread deserves it! This bread is my new favourite thing and I will make it till I’m absolutely sick of bananas .. HAHA that will never happen! So I’m just going to make till I find myself a new favourite recipe.
Top it with some dark chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, a sliced baby banana or just leave it plain.
If you have chocolate whey you should use that and use regular cocoa powder with it, but if you don’t have any on hand like me, use peanut butter flavor or even cookies and cream which is what I used. I just used dark cocoa powder to add more chocolate flavor.
- ½ cup oat flour
- ½ cup chocolate whey protein powder ( I suppose you could get away with using cookies and cream flavor too just be sure to use dark cocoa powder to add more of a chocolate flavor)
- 2 Tbs cocoa powder
- 1 Tbs + 1 tsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- 1 Tbs + 1 tsp xylitol (or white sugar, truvia, stevia, more coconut or brown sugar)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 2 med-large bananas
- 2 Tbs coconut oil
- 2 Tbs peanut butter (plus more if you want to swirl some on top)
- 1 egg
- Preheat the oven to 180degrees Celsius.
- Prepare a loaf pan or two small loaf pans by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients till combined.
- Blend the bananas with an egg, peanut butter and coconut oil.
- Add the wet to dry and mix till just combined and there no dry lumps.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan/s.
- Bake for around 30 mins, till a knife inserted comes out clean. A few crumbs clinging to it is ok, it's done, you don't want it too dry and overdone.
- Let it cool. Slice and dig in!
Why it’s good for you:
Since this is banana bread, we’re going to talk about some of the health benefits that bananas provide. There are many many benefits of eating bananas! I’m going to just pick a few so I don’t go on and on and bore you with 500 reasons you should eat bananas.
One banana contains on average 110cals, 30g of carbs and 1g of protein. For this reason they are a good and quick source of energy. They are naturally free of fat, cholesterol and sodium and contain a large number of minerals.
Everyone has heard that bananas are rich in potassium. A diet with increased potassium and decreased sodium is one of the most important lifestyle changes to prevent or control cardiovascular disease. Excess sodium causes blood osmotic pressure to increase which in turn causes the kidneys to excrete excess sodium and chloride in the body resulting in water retention.. The water retention causes blood pressure to increase. On the other hand, potassium has vasodilator effects making it an important factor in decreasing blood pressure. However, If you are already on hypertensive medication or suffer from kidney problems you should be careful not to over-do your potassium intake. The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 content in bananas all support heart health. High potassium intakes are also associated with a reduced risk of stroke, protection against loss of muscle mass, preservation of bone mineral density and reduction in the formation of kidney stones.