Banana Nut Protein Loaf

This is a fun little recipe I made before heading out to the gym yesterday. I realize that there are going to be days when I just don't have time to make a delicious mouth watering protein pancake, so I have been experimenting with different recipes that will allow me to make a batch of protein snacks for on the go. These babies will last me about 4-5 days. I have them pre-packed in baggies in my fridge, so I can just grab one and head out the door!

Banana Nut Protein Loaf - Serving is 1 slice:

  • 3 scoops protein powder - I am currently using Naturade Non-Soy Veggie protein powder plain (vanilla or chocolate would be delicious too)
  • 1 cup whole old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup egg white
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract 
  • Sweetener of choice - I used 1/2 tsp liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Nutritional info for 1 slice:
Fat: 4.5g
Calories: 140g
Carb: 12g
Protein: 12.5g
Sugar: 2g  

*The nutritional breakdown is an estimate based on the specific ingredients that I use in my recipes. The breakdown for your recipe may vary slightly depending on the ingredients that are used.

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl together.  Smash banana in a separate bowl and mix with remaining wet ingredients, and then mix the two bowls together. Prepare a 9x5 loaf pan with non-stick spray if needed and pour in batter. Sprinkle the top of the loaf with a very small amount of oats, walnuts, and cinnamon. Cook for 30-35 minutes. Let it cool enough to separate the loaf from the pan with a spatula and then place on a cooling rack. Once they have all finished cooling completely, cut into 8 thick slices, place in snack baggies and refrigerate The nutritional breakdown is for 1 slice, but depending on your goals you might need to eat 2. Bon Appétit!