Vanilla Protein Loaf

Vanilla Protein Loaf

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!



Nicsnutrition Vanilla Protein Loaf



Vanilla Protein Loaf


  • 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***


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 165 degrees C / 325 degrees F
  2. Mix together the oats and protein powder
  3. Add the Quark/cream cheese, egg whites, milk, fruit puree, vanilla & oil then whisk until smooth
  4. Stir in any optional ingredients
  5. Pour your mixture into a silicone loaf mould or greased baking tin & bake for 30-35 mins
  6. Allow to cool & slice into 10 pieces (wrap in foil or cling film for later!)
  7. This loaf tastes great on its own or topped with Greek yoghurt, Nutella or nut butter e.g. peanut, almond or cashew


*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

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 98

% Daily Value

Total Fat 2 g


Total Carbohydrates 9 g


Protein 10 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


*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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  1. Kerry Padley
    April 26, 2013 / 11:53 am

    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. Kerry Padley
    April 27, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    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.

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 12, 2013 / 7:43 am

      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. June 23, 2013 / 9:19 pm

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

    • Nics Nutrition
      June 24, 2013 / 12:18 pm

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

  4. Tom Watkins
    July 9, 2013 / 12:15 pm

    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!

    • Nics Nutrition
      July 9, 2013 / 7:04 pm

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

      • Tom Watkins
        July 10, 2013 / 12:10 pm

        Thanks! I will be making this the weekend then!

  5. Hannah
    January 16, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    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

    • January 16, 2014 / 5:57 pm

      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. Lucy
    February 22, 2014 / 4:09 pm

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

    • February 22, 2014 / 5:17 pm

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

  7. Mary Jane
    September 7, 2014 / 8:49 am

    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!

    • September 7, 2014 / 5:00 pm

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

  8. Maria
    May 13, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    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?

    • May 14, 2015 / 5:56 pm

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

  9. Alex 'The Souffle' Spenciero
    January 6, 2016 / 4:58 pm

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

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