I remember my grandmother baking banana and apple bread when I was growing up. She would bake it and send a loaf or two over to me to enjoy. I loved eating it for breakfast and it was so dang good! My kids never got to taste her famous bread but I still keep the tradition going in our home.

I never think, “let’s make banana bread.” It’s not until I see brown banana’s sitting in the fruit bowl on the table. It doesn’t take that long to whip up either!

I started adding protein to my banana bread when my youngest was born. She loves banana bread for breakfast but she is not the best eater. So I decided to add some protein powder to the recipe to give it a little something extra. It still taste the same but she is getting a little protein to start off her day. I typically use a vanilla flavored protein powder in my bread.

Another thing I like to do is add coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. I think it taste better and is better for you as well.

Protein Banana Bread

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Cuisine: Dessert

Servings: 8

Protein Banana Bread


1 1/3 cup of flour

1/3 cup of your favorite protein powder (vanilla works great)

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of sugar

3 eggs

1/2 cup of vegetable or coconut oil

3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed

2 tablespoons of sour cream

1 teaspoon of vanilla

2/3 cup of walnuts, chopped, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line bottom of loaf pan with parchment paper or grease bottom and sides.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together in large bowl.
  4. Beat sugar and eggs with a whisk until light and fluffy.
  5. Drizzle in oil.
  6. Add mashed bananas, sour cream and vanilla.
  7. Fold into dry ingredients and add nuts.
  8. Pour into lined or greased loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.


You can leave out the protein and just use regular flour. That’s just my own personal preference since my daughter could use more protein in her diet.

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