High Protein Banana Bread

A moist and delicious banana bread packed with greek yogurt, protein powder, almond and buckwheat flour will keep your healthy lifestyle on track.

a slice of banana bread with melted butter on it

Ingredients in High Protein Banana Bread:

  • bananas
  • eggs
  • unsalted butter
  • greek yogurt
  • whey protein powder
  • buckwheat flour* See sources below
  • super fine almond flour
  • monk fruit sweetener
  • kosher salt
  • baking powder and baking soda
  • cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
  • vanilla extract
  • walnuts- optional
a line up of ingredients for high protein bananas bread- eggs, bananas, protein powder, yogurt and flours

How to make this banana bread-

  • pre heat oven to 350. Butter a 9.5″ x 5. 5″ loaf pan
  • place over-ripe bananas in a microwave safe bowl. Cover with plastic. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Let bowl rest in microwave rest before removing.
  • combine flours, protein powder and dry ingredients. Mix well.
  • combine wet ingredients in a smaller bowl. Stir in softened bananas and their juices from the microwave.
  • fold the wet mixture into the dry. fold in chopped walnuts, if desired.
  • pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until completely cooked through.
  • see serving recommendations below in notes.
a bottle of pine and palm vanilla extract nestled in with butter and a plate of spices

Pro-tips and sources for this recipe-

  1. Buckwheat Flour is available at most grocery store in the gluten -free aisle. Buy online HERE. Store in the freezer once opened.
  2. Make certain oven is well pre-heated.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients well before adding in the wet. You do not want to over-mix this batter.
  4. Make certain your spices are fresh. If they are more than 3-4 months old, buy new jars.
  5. Use VERY ripe bananas for this recipe.
  6. Reserve one firm ( less ripe) banana for the top for a baked in garnish
  7. Serve this bread with almond butter, honey butter or a smear of cream cheese
a bowl of banana bread batter in a bowl made with high protein gluten free flours

Equipment and utensils needed High Protein Banana Bread:

  • a loaf pan- buy my favorite by WILTON HERE
  • pastry brush
  • microwave proof bowl
  • large mixing bowls- buy my favorite by Mason- Cash HERE
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • whisk and silicone scraper
  • sharp paring knife
a loaf pan covered with butter next to a glass bowl of softened butter and a pastry brush
slices on bananas on top of unbaked banana bread

High Protein Banana Bread Nutritional Information:

I used Simply Tera’s Plain whey protein powder.

Calories- 430, Total Carbs- 27 grams, Fat- 19.1 grams, Protein 47.1 grams, sodium- 374.4mg, cholesterol 52.2mg, Fiber 4.7 grams, Sugar 11.7 grams, calcium- 12.2%, Potassium- 777.7mg, Vitamin A-16.1%, Vitamin C-8.9%

slices of two bananas cut lengthwise on banana bread batter

If you like almond flour, buckwheat flour or bananas, try these other recipes:

a loaf of dark brown high protein banana bread

Other ways to add protein into your diet:

  • snack on roasted almonds
  • have plain greek yogurt, drizzled with a bit of honey and berries for breakfast
  • mix leftover coffee with ice and protein powder for an afternoon pick me up
  • toss nuts and seeds into your salad each evening with dinner
  • enjoy a cold high protein, low sugar drink like Fair Life after working out
  • stir protein powder into your morning coffee. It’s flavorless and an easy way to pack in protein

High Protein Banana Bread

Recipe by Meggen Arthur Wilson Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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A moist and delicious gluten-free High Protein banana bread packed with greek yogurt, protein powder, almond and buckwheat flour will keep your healthy lifestyle on track.


  • 1 1/4 cup super fine almond flour

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour

  • 1/4 cup whey protein powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp cardamom

  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 3/4 cup monk- fruit ( granulated sweetener)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt

  • 4-5 medium bananas- ripe

  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

  • 1 large banana for garnish


  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter a 9.5” x 5.5” loaf pan. Set aside.
  • Place peeled bananas in a microwave safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and. Microwave for 3 minutes. Let sit in the microwave for 1 minute to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine flours, protein powder, and remaining dry ingredients- baking powder through nutmeg. Mix well with a wire whisk.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine eggs, monk fruit, vanilla, yogurt and butter until well incorporated. Stir in softened bananas and their juices. Fold the wet mixture into the dry. Fold in the chopped walnuts( optional).
  • Fold the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Slice the reserved banana in long pieces and place on top of loaf. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of granulated sugar, if desired.
  • Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Best served warm with butter or almond butter.


  • This bread is best served warm. To store- wrap well in plastic. Re-heat in the oven for 3-4 minutes at 325 degrees.

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