Monday, October 15, 2012

Banana Pumpkin Protein Bread

Productive weekends are the best! Knowing everything I wanted to accomplish this weekend (okay fine, except laundry) is done really relieves some stress. If only every weekend was that way :) 

Part of my productive weekend was trying some new recipes, and out of the 3 I attempted, 2 were successful. Pretty good! I was trying to make a homemade granola bar and well, let's just say it didn't even make it into the oven. I'll have to give that one another try...

I was inspired by my fall decorations and was in the mood for pumpkin bread, aaand I had a banana that was on it's last leg. I combined both of those and came up with this gem. 


Ingredients 
1 cup oat flour
1/3 cup oats
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/8 cup Truvia for baking (this actually has real sugar in it... didn't know that when I bought it. It's not much, and it was expensive so it's not going to waste!)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 ripe banana
3/4 cup pumpkin (no sugar added)
1 whole egg
1 tsp vanilla extract 
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt 


Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place all ingredients in mixer and mix well. 
3. Place batter in prepared loaf pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through. I sprinkled some carob chips on top, just because. 

This is going to be awesome and easy to eat for breakfast before the gym and will also satisfy any sweet tooth! 

16 comments:

  1. YUMM-o! I'm trying this...as soon as I have an overly ripe banana! Happy Monday! :)

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  2. This sounds really good!!! I notice you mostly bake with Oat flour, is it ok to sub this with brown rice flour/whole wheat flour?

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    1. Yes, though it may change the consistency.

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  3. Just made this in muffin form! Delicious! Thank you!

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    1. I've been doing one piece pre or post workout along with my protein shake

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  5. Made this just now. What is the serving size?

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    1. Hi Amanda,
      That would depend on your macro and calorie goals.

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  6. Can you please post the Macros per serving?

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    1. Hi Jessica,
      I don't post macros because using different protein powders, greek yogurt, sugar substitues, etc vary greatly. You can use myfitnesspal.com to determine the macros of your recipe.

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  7. These look amazing! I will have to give them a try!! When would you eat them and what is the serving size?? :)

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    1. Hey Angela, I've been eating this pre or post workout, usually one slice along with a protein shake :)

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  8. HI,

    Can I bake your recipes without the Whey protein powder? Does it change the consistency? I am not looking to use whey in baking, I just want healthy, moist and yummy recipes :) Thanks!

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  9. When you say Pumpkin do you mean canned pumpkin or just pumpkin spice? Thanks

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