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Monday, June 10, 2013

Protein Banana Bread

MmMmMmMmmm how I LOVE BANANA BREAD!  I doubled this recipe and made 2 loaves; one with basic bananas, and the other I added walnuts and raisins.  Both are made with all natural, organic, almond flour so they are gluten free and Paleo friendly.  Additionaly, my high protein banana bread packs 15g of protein per slice! WOAH!  This recipe is incredibly easy and delicious.  Simple and sweet!  Great for breakfast, as a snack, pre-workout, post-workout, with dinner or as dessert!  You really can't go wrong :)  Enjoy my friends!

Protein Banana Bread

- 2 cups Organic Almond Flour
- 2 Ripe Bananas, mashed
- 2 large Free Range Organic Eggs
- 1/4 cup VPX Sports Zero Carb SRO Whey Protein Powder - Graham Cracker
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
- 1/2 tbsp Organic Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Optional: Chopped nuts, raisins, berries, chocolate chips, etc!

- Preheat oven to 350F.  
- Spray glass bread pan with non stick cooking spray.  
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.  
- Pour mixture into glass bread pan.  
- Bake for about 45 minutes or until loaf is golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.

Nutritional Information:
Per slice (cut into 8 THICK slices)
235 calories, 15g fat, 200mg sodium, 138g potassium
13g carbohydrates (4g fiber, 5g sugar), 15g protein.

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What Are The Benefits Of Almond Flour?
Most breads, desserts and processed foods that use flour use bleached or unbleached wheat flour. While wheat flour is both nutritious and familiar, an alternative to common wheat flour is almond flour. If you are following a gluten-free diet, using almond flour in recipes calling for wheat flour allows you to enjoy baked products without consuming any gluten.
Easy Availability
Unlike some more uncommon flours, you can often find almond flour in your local grocery store but it can be quite expensive. An alternative to purchasing almond flour is to prepare it yourself using a food processor and raw almonds. Simply place almonds into the machine and grind for several seconds. Next, sift the ground almonds. Store the almond flour in the refrigerator because almond flour deteriorates more quickly than wheat flour.
 Health Benefits
Almond flour, because it is simply ground almonds, offers the same health benefits as eating whole almonds. Eating nuts regularly can help with your cholesterol.  When you have lower total cholesterol, you may reduce your risk of heart disease or stroke.
Beneficial Nutrients
Almond flour contains 160 calories in 1/4 cup. In contrast, whole-wheat flour has 102 calories in 1/4 cup. Almond flour is high in fat, with 1/4 cup containing 14g of total fat, 1g of saturated fat and no trans fat. The fat in almond flour comes mainly from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. You get about 35 percent of your vitamin E requirement for the day, 20 percent of your magnesium needs and 6 percent of your daily requirement for both iron and calcium. Your body uses vitamin E for the health of your red blood cells, and magnesium for your muscle function, bone strength and energy needs. Almond flour also gives you 6g of protein and 3g of fiber per 1/4 cup, which is about 12 percent of your fiber requirements, if you aim for consuming 25g a day.
Using almond flour in place of wheat flour allows you to make healthy and nutritious gluten-free bread and other fit foods!



  1. HI! I am so excited to try this recipe (as well as many of your other ones), but do you think it would taste similar if I use the whole foods vanilla whey protein powder?

    Thank you!

    -D :)

    1. I don't see why it wouldn't taste fairly similar... try it out and let me know! Lol! :)