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Double Chocolate Banana Bread

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A double chocolate banana bread that’s high in protein and healthy with no added sugar. Makes a great healthy snack or a treat.

There are certain foods that I deem share-able. Billie’s Italian cream cake (couldn’t get rid of that soon enough!) was brought over to my parents house yesterday for Father’s Day dessert, asparagus, corn and mushrooms also made their way over for grilling and somehow, I ended up coming home with half a watermelon that weighs at least 12 pounds.

This bread was not among the share-able stuff. It was wrapped up in aluminum foil, secretly hiding in the back of my fridge away from Ulysses and far, far away from the rest of my family (especially my chocolate gorging brother).

Double chocolate banana bread

Sometimes you need to be selfish in life. I deem chocolate banana bread one of those times.

chocolate banana bread

I’ve kind of fallen off the Livefit bandwagon (something I’ll go into more fully in another post). I made it 7 weeks before my travel schedule seriously started limiting what I could do and when I could do it while my patience for 90+ minute workouts grew thin around the same time.

I’m not following the program exactly right now, but I am still eating like I’m on it. Part of that means coming up with protein sources for post workout snacks, something that’s been almost like a fun challenge for me every week.

A protein smoothie is fine once and awhile but I usually have trouble wanting to drink my calories back after a workout. I take in so much liquid before and during that it makes me nauseous just thinking about forcing a dairy based smoothie down my throat after an intense workout.

Double chocolate banana bread

A (high protein) chocolate chip studded banana bread, however, I have no trouble scarfing down.

Especially with some peanut butter and sliced bananas on top.

Post workout perfection you’ll want to keep all to yourself.

More banana bread recipes to try:

Banana Zucchini Muffins

Pumpkin Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Almond Coconut Banana Bread

Cinnamon Sugar Banana Pecan Bread with Raspberry Butter

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

A double chocolate banana bread that's high in protein and healthy with no added sugar. Makes a great healthy snack or a treat.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop (heaping 1/4 cup) chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a bread pan.
  2. Combine flours, cocoa powder, protein powder, salt and baking powder in a large bowl and mix together.
  3. Mash bananas in a medium bowl.
  4. Add egg, egg whites, yogurt, applesauce and vanilla extract and whisk together.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir together.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips and pour batter into bread pan.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cool for 5 minutes in pan and then remove bread and transfer to a cooling rack.

Notes

-There's no added sugar in this bread. If you want it on the sweeter side, feel free to add maple syrup, agave, honey or sweetener of choice. I prefer it as a healthy snack and without the added sweetness

-You can also substitute whole wheat pastry flour or regular all purpose flour for the spelt.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340.75Total Fat: 19.26gCarbohydrates: 33.54gProtein: 11.32g

DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?

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Ashley

Wednesday 20th of June 2012

I saw you had a substitution for the spelt flour but what about the almond? Can that be subbed with whole wheat or white flour as well?

Running to the Kitchen

Wednesday 20th of June 2012

Also, almond flour is just ground up almonds in a food processor so if it's a matter of not having it (versus an allergy or something) you can always make your own, that's actually what I did.

Running to the Kitchen

Wednesday 20th of June 2012

Subbing the almond flour will make it less of a "protein" bread. It's also quite a different consistency than most flours so it might alter the outcome. I'm not sure since I haven't done it, but you probably could. You might not need as much of the wet ingredients though.

Kari@ Loaves and Dishes

Tuesday 19th of June 2012

Chocolate and bananas, yum! I would also eat it with the peanut butter and bananas. Chocolate, peanut butter and bananas, devine!

Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

Tuesday 19th of June 2012

This is an amazing post-workout snack! Love the addition of the protein powder!

Leonor @FoodFaithFitness

Tuesday 19th of June 2012

I sometimes hide my no-bake protein bars. I am definitely making this! I hope my kids like it too.

Anna @ hiddenponies

Monday 18th of June 2012

This sounds great - I'm with you, I'd WAY rather eat my calories and protein!

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