Post-Workout Banana Loaf

IMG_2369I called this loaf post-workout, because sadly due to the carbs in bananas its just never going to be low carb. But it is low GI and slow release energy carbohydrates. It is also ridiculous delicious, high in protein and its texture was incredible.

I did mine with chocolate chips, because well who doesn’t love chocolate chips, but you could leave those out.

I went for a traditional loaf tin to bake mine, but it would make also fantastic muffins.

My loaf was cut into 8 chunks, they were pretty generous from the size of the loaf I made so you could cut down the carbs by making it go a little further, but personally I think the carb element, mostly from bananas, makes it a great runners loaf or post-workout treat.


Ingredients

  • 2 Medium bananas
  • 2 scooops/50g Vanilla whey protein
  • 2tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Whites of large eggs
  • 10g Truvia
  • 1 heaped tsp Cinnamon
  • 100ml Unsweetened Almond milk
  • Pinch salt
  • 10g Flaked almonds
  • 20g Dark Chocolate chips
  • 100g Oats (blended to a flour)
  • 1 tbsp Coconut flour

Method 

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degress/gas mark 4. Prepare and line a loaf tin.
  2. Mash your two bananas in a bowl with the back of a fork.
  3. Add the protein powder, baking powder, truvia, cinnamon, and salt. Give it a good mix.
  4. Combine in the egg whites and almond milk, the finally the two flours.
  5. Finally add the flaked almonds and dark chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the mixture into your lined loaf tin and bake in the oven for around 40 minutes until a knife comes out clean.

Can be enjoyed warm but leave it to cool for at least 5 minutes…I know its hard. I sprinkled the top of mine with a few almond flakes and enjoyed on a dog walk.

MACROS (one slice if sliced into 8 chunks): 174Kcal/ 4.3g Fat/ 26g Carbs/9.5g Protein

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