Is chocolate banana bread a breakfast or dessert? I’m going to go with both. The banana and the bread part clearly make it breakfast. The chocolate part kinda makes it a cross over thing into dessert. So I’m good with calling it both.
This is also one of my favorite kinds of baked good. It’s the kind that’s a small version so you can actually get away with eating the entire thing yourself. Yes, you don’t have to share unless you really want to. You can eat the entire loaf for under 300 calories. If you possess some kind of super human willpower, you may be able to eat half and save the other half for later.
High Protein Chocolate Banana Bread
- 1 medium (100g) ripe banana
- 1 scoop (34g) chocolate protein powder
- 1 Tbsp (14g) coconut flour
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Spray a 2 cup baking dish or mini loaf pan with non-stick spray and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mash the banana in a small bowl until mushy. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Spread into the prepare dish or pan and smooth the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly before enjoying.
Makes one small loaf at approximately 298 calories – 25g protein, 36g carbs and 6g fat.
I’m actually pretty excited about the picture of the banana bread above and there’s a backstory to it. This is the first year that The Kid had a job, and she saved her part of her money to buy me a Christmas present instead of making me one. It practically drove her crazy having to keep the secret from me once she bought it.
She got me a few plates and bowls to use in my pictures so the gorgeous plate is a gift to me from The Kid. I think she did a pretty good job picking it out. The knife and fork are also a special addition. They are actual silver pieces that belonged to my grandmother, and were handed down to me recently. They match her wedding silver so they also add a sentimental touch to the picture.
So enjoy your chocolate banana bread for breakfast, for dessert, or for any meal in between. You can even break out the good silver and fancy plates to eat it in style. If you don’t happen to have bananas, you can also make this with pumpkin for another variation. Enjoy!
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