High Protein Banana & Rhubarb Loaf2013-04-14
- Course: Snack
- Servings : 16
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 40m
- Ready In : 50m
Protein powders are often used by individuals who are trying to ‘bulk up’, however they aren’t essential. When protein powders are taken at the right time i.e. before or after a resistance work-out, they can help gym go-ers to increase their absorption of amino acids (the break down of protein) and ultimately achieve their required daily intake of protein, which can be as high as 1.7-2g of protein/Kg body weight - this is much higher than what is recommended for the general population: 0.8-1g/Kg body weight.
This super tasty protein loaf can be enjoyed as a part of your lunch or as a snack between meals. It’s low GI (glycaemic index) and with added protein it helps to boost satiety (fullness) too! Oh, and you DON’T have to like rhubarb to like this recipe!! – honestly!
- 120g ground oats/oat flour*
- 3 scoops vanilla/banana protein powder (or 60g skimmed milk powder)
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon & 2 tsp ginger
- 2 eggs
- 2 ripe bananas
- 250g (drained) canned rhubarb
- Sweetener to taste (e.g. Stevia)
- Handful of walnuts (optional) - this will up the 'good fat' content!**
*To make oat flour just blend regular oats in your blender! To make this recipe gluten free use gluten free oats.
**Nutrition stats are for per 50g slice with walnuts
Pre-heat your oven to 175 degrees C
Beat the eggs & mash in the bananas
Add in the ground oats, protein/skimmed milk powder, baking soda, cinnamon and ginger
Mix & add in the rhubarb & walnuts (optional) & sweeten the mixture with sweetener to taste
Pour the mixture into a baking dish/loaf tin (I lined mine with baking paper first to stop the loaf from sticking to the sides) & then bake for 40-45 minutes
Allow to cool and then slice into 16 pieces
I served my loaf with Nutella for a sweeter treat or fat-free Greek yoghurt or quark for a creamy treat.. yum yum!
*This recipe was inspired by Charli Cohen
*With walnuts – beautiful!
*This blog post contains an affiliate link. Please read my disclaimer page for more information and for my policy on using protein powders in recipes, gluten-free foods/baking and vegetarian/vegan recipes.
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