Sunday, 12 March 2017
Vanilla & Chocolate Chip Protein Banana Loaf
Banana bread is one of my favourite things - there's nothing I like more than a thick slice of sweet banana bread with a layer of almond butter and a cup of tea in the afternoons!
I went to make a banana bread loaf the other day and decided to switch it up to create this vanilla & chocolate chip protein banana loaf....yes, it's as good as it sounds! The recipe itself isn't too different from my classic banana bread recipe, but I added chocolate chips for some chocolatey goodness and vanilla protein powder for a sweet vanilla taste and a protein boost. I used the vegan vanilla protein from The Good Guru in this recipe which is super yum. It blended so well with all the other ingredients and gave the loaf extra nutrients and flavour.
This protein banana loaf is such a wonderful texture - it's perfectly moist with a crumbly outer layer, the chocolate chips melt in the oven so add this incredible chocolate explosion of goodness in your mouth with every bite and the vanilla brings a little more sweetness and subtle flavour to this sweet treat. I can't tell you how good it smelt whilst it was being baked in the oven!
As I said above, I used the vegan protein blend from The Good Guru in this recipe which is such a high-quality product. The ingredients list is totally natural and the protein is specifically designed to help your body stay strong and repair itself by providing you with all the essential amino acids. Yes, this protein may be vegan but it is a complete protein thanks to the unique blend of ingredients! I really like this protein in shakes, smoothies, stirred into porridge and now even in banana bread! Plus, it's super good value for money at only £16.95 for 500g....gotta love a bargain.
Enjoy a slice of this Vanilla & Chocolate Chip Protein Banana Loaf simply on it's own or spread a thick layer of your favourite nut butter on top and enjoy with a cup of tea! The perfect post-workout treat!
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