Thursday, March 27, 2014

Protein Banana Nut Bread Very low in carbohydrates and high in protein and no added sugar!

Power Protein and very low in carbohydrates without any added sugar Banana Nut Bread!!  Bananas got its own natural sugar, so you don't need to add any more sugar other than Stevia powder which is natural plant sugar but zero sugar, though!

Protein Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Definitely tastes like a regular banana nut bread only with healthy and gluten free ingredients

What you need:
~1 cup rolled oat flour (buy regular gluten free rolled oats and place 1 cup of oats into food blender and grind it until it turns into "flour" then you have oat flour.  This is required for this recipe)
~2 scoops of whey protein isolate (vanilla and carb-zero or low carb, I used ISOPURE)
~3 whole eggs
~1 tsp sea salt or pink salt
~1/2 tsp baking powder 
~2 TBS avocado oil or olive oil
~2 TBS stevia powder
~2 TBS unsweetened vanilla almond milk
~2 mashed very ripe bananas 
~1/3 cup unsweetened coconut chips or flakes or shredded 
~1/4 chopped or lightly grind the pecans (I placed pecans into food blender and grinder until finely chopped)
~1/2 of lemon, juiced
~zest of whole lemon

Simple ingredients you need.

Preheat your oven at 350 degrees.  Spray your bread pan heavily with coconut oil or olive oil. Mash your bananas into a mixing bowl.  Add the rest of wet ingredients and mix well.  Then add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix well.   Then pour the mixture into bread pan.  Place it into the oven and bake for 35 minutes.  Depending on what kind of bread pan you are using. If metal then the baking time may be slightly different than the stoneware bread pan that I used.  You will need to keep your eye on your bread from time to time using toothpick or long knife or anything to stick into the bread and see if it is ready or not.  If no wet batter mixture sticks on the knife or long toothpick, then it is ready.  If not, let it bake for a little bit longer.   Metal or nonstick pan may take longer than stoneware pan.  35 minutes worked for me with this stoneware (Le Creuset).  When it is ready, take it out and let it cool for 20 minutes.  Then take the bread out of the pan and place it on a serving plate. (Turn the pan over and let the bread pan slide out.  If it does not work, use flat knife or spatula to help slide it out.)
The wet batter mixture in the bread pan.
Let it rest for 20 minutes so that it can slide out of the bread pan perfectly.
See, I waited for 20 minutes patiently so I could slide that bread out of the pan.  Doesn't it look gorgeous and heavenly delicious!  And, oh boy, were they so heavenly delicious too!!  I had 2 slices of that today after workout and after nap!  I used some coconut oil instead of butter but you can use any kind of spreads for the bread.  Butter, Coconut Oil, Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Jam, etc...

~Heavenly Delicious Recipes by Meli Emmons