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Healthy Eats: Chocolate Protein Banana Bread

Banana Bread

I’m a big fan of banana bread and if you toss chocolate into the mix, that’s a match made in food heaven, right ?! It’s a great way to consume really ripe bananas that you have lying around, and adding protein powder to the recipe makes a great pre- or post-workout snack. I like to eat mine with a little crunchy almond butter. I’ve added the macros (Protein, Carbs, and Fat Loss) so you can add them to your snack list when you’re running a food journal in an app like MyFitnessPal or LiveStrong MyPlate. This banana bread recipe is so awesome because it’s so moist and it really feels like a treat. It’s also incredibly easy to do!

Makes 8-9 generous slices (approx. 170 calories per slice, 11 g protein, 24 g carbohydrates, 4 g fat) (Banana Bread)

Ingredients:

40g protein powder (I don’t use flavoring for this recipe, but you can use chocolate flavoring if you want)

2 large ripe bananas (mashed)

2 large eggs

1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt

175 ml unsweetened almond milk

140g steel cut oats

60 g unsweetened cocoa powder (70% cocoa solids or more)

3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

3 tbsp dark chocolate chips (optional)

Directions: Preheat the oven to 180 ° C. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray (I like to use the Groovy Food Virgin Coconut Oil Spray). Put all of the above ingredients in a blender (with the exception of the optional chocolate chips). Blend for a few minutes until everything is smooth (Banana Bread). Stir in the dark chocolate chips when you use them. Pour the batter into a loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out cl

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