Happy Friday! I am so excited to be sharing this recipe for Double Chocolate Protein Banana Bread! As we enter into the weekend (and for us on the East Coast, another snow storm) I have a feeling baking is on the agenda. I have been experimenting with snack recipes that are higher in protein so they are truly satiating and keep you full longer. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want them to be tasty first and foremost!
After attempting this recipe a few times with a few different protein powders (and also one try as muffins instead of a loaf) I finally settled on this recipe which is full of chocolate, but still a filling snack that will give you energy rather than weighing you down. Plus, this loaf has 8g of protein per slice! And you can up that amount even more by adding some nut butter on top right before eating.
As vegans, it can be tricky to get enough protein so using protein powder is one way I can easily make sure I am getting a good amount each day. I have a few favourite protein powders, but for this one I used the Four Sigmatic Superfood Protein which is unflavoured and perfect for baking! However, I also tried this recipe with Iron Vegan salted caramel and it was so delicious! I can also see a chocolate flavour working very well – I mean, you can’t go wrong with more chocolate!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Keep in mind, if you want a truly decadent banana bread that is more like dessert than anything, this might not be exactly that. I mean, its half protein powder! If you’re looking for a classic banana bread recipe, I would suggest this or this or these muffins.Print