Protein powder has been shown to increase muscle mass, improve strength and power, and decrease fat mass – and there are many ways to use it besides simply adding it to smoothies. Try adding it to pancakes or waffles in place of up to 20% of the flour. Stir some into vanilla yogurt, add chopped strawberries and freeze into ice cream. Or whisk it into hot milk or coconut milk for your morning latte. Here, we’ve mixed it into a banana quick bread with warming spices for a satiating snack with 11 grams of protein per slice.
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1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with oil and dust with flour, tapping out excess.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose and almond flours, protein powder, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg.
3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together bananas, oil, coconut sugar, eggs, yogurt and vanilla until smooth. Pour banana mixture into flour mixture. Stir well until dry ingredients are incorporated. Transfer to prepared pan.
4. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes then transfer loaf to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 10 slices. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze for longer storage.
- Serving Size 1 slice
- Calories 309
- Carbohydrate Content 33 g
- Cholesterol Content 57 mg
- Fat Content 16 g
- Fiber Content 4 g
- Protein Content 11 g
- Saturated Fat Content 8 g
- Sodium Content 336 mg
- Sugar Content 18 g
- Monounsaturated Fat Content 5 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2 g