Vanilla Protein Loaf

  • Servings : 10
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 40m

This vanilla protein loaf is like a healthy but sweeter version of bread and it tastes amazing. It’s the perfect on the go snack between meals or before or after a work out and contains less than 100Kcal per slice and a whopping 10g of protein. The carbs in it are also low GI meaning it will help to keep you fuelled for longer!


  • 90g (1 cup) oats*
  • 90g (~3 scoops) vanilla protein powder
  • 70g (1/4 cup) Quark/Extra light cream cheese
  • 2 egg whites
  • 65ml (1/4 cup) milk
  • 200g 100% fruit apple puree**
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Optional: dried cranberries/raisins/chocolate chips***

*To make this recipe gluten free use gluten free oats.

**I found 100% apple puree in the baby food ailse or you can make your own by stewing apples

***Nutritional information given is without any ‘optional’ ingredients


Step 1

Pre-heat your oven to 165 degrees C / 325 degrees F

Step 2

Mix together the oats and protein powder

Step 3

Add the Quark/cream cheese, egg whites, milk, fruit puree, vanilla & oil then whisk until smooth

Step 4

Stir in any optional ingredients

Step 5

Pour your mixture into a silicone loaf mould or greased baking tin & bake for 30-35 mins

Step 6

Allow to cool & slice into 10 pieces (wrap in foil or cling film for later!)

This loaf tastes great on its own or topped with Greek yoghurt, Nutella or nut butter e.g. peanut, almond or cashew

Nicsnutrition Vanilla Protein Loaf


UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook – here are a selection!!

photo_1*Protein loaf using cookies and cream protein, mashed banana instead of apple puree and coconut oil instead of vegetable oil (& a few raspberries too!)

Vanilla Protein Loaf


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Recipe Comments

Comments (18)

  1. posted by Kerry Padley on April 26, 2013

    This recipe looks yummy, hoping to get chance to make some tomorrow, before my half marathon on Sunday, maybe it will make me run faster. Just have to hope the hubby has some vanilla protein power or might end up being strawberry protein loaf lol x

  2. posted by Kerry Padley on April 27, 2013

    Well I did get chance to make this today, with a twist, the hubby only had banana protein powder so I used that, I also used banana & apple puree (baby food) and as I have a sweet tooth I decided to opt in for the cranberries & choc chips, I also love nuts so threw in some chopped walnuts. Have to say it was really nice especially when warm with butter on. It was also really quick & easy to make. Will definately be making this again.

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 12, 2013

      Hi Kerry! Thanks for your lovely comment- I love hearing about variations! I also think you’d like my banana protein bars if you like this recipe- few tweaks but it does use banana protein powder 🙂 hope you make it again! Nic x

  3. posted by Andy on June 23, 2013

    Great recipe. Really yummy and great texture. Lovely treat that’s a healthier option. Will make again! Thanks Nic

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 24, 2013

      Thanks for your comment Andy!! So glad to hear that you liked it 🙂 x

  4. posted by Tom Watkins on July 9, 2013

    Hey Nic, just wondering if you could sub in coconut oil/any other oil instead of sunflower, as well as other puree’s instead of apple? Thanks!

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 9, 2013

      Hello! I’m sure vegetable oil would work.. and mashed banana would work instead of apple puree 🙂 x

      • posted by Tom Watkins on July 10, 2013

        Thanks! I will be making this the weekend then!

  5. posted by Hannah on January 16, 2014

    Hey Nic, is there anything I could use instead of protein powder? I was thinking maybe milk powder but use lemon quark to give it more flavour x

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 16, 2014

      Hello! Yes that may work! Or oat flour, or ground almonds perhaps.. if you want a loaf there’s always my banana loaf which is protein powder free 🙂 Do let me know how you get on! xx

  6. posted by Lucy on February 22, 2014

    What would happen if I were to put this is cupcake/muffin holders..? Would that go really really wrong?

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on February 22, 2014

      Not if they are silicone 🙂 They’d be like loaf muffins!!

  7. posted by Mary Jane on September 7, 2014

    Recently went vegatarian and my parents are constantly on my back telling my to eat more peotein, so I’ve been looking at new ways to get it. Found the loaf idea on Instagram, but very few posts had recipes…excited to try this one out tomorrow with a strawberry powder and possible strawberry bits as well. Thanks so much for posting!

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 7, 2014

      Ooh yum!! Yes you may like this or my maxitone banana protein bars 🙂

  8. posted by Maria on May 13, 2015

    I made this and it was terrible. I had to throw it all out. I used crab apple sauce (very tart) and yogurt instead of cream cheese….maybe that was the problem?

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 14, 2015

      Maybe so!! Have a go at the ingredients list – use apple puree from the baby aisle and cream cheese 🙂 x

  9. posted by Alex 'The Souffle' Spenciero on January 6, 2016

    Any thoughts on whether these could be frozen? Enjoying them post-workout at the moment.


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