As Moms and registered dietitians, we’ve found one of our favorite ingredients to be the humble banana. This budget-friendly fruit not only helps to flush bloat thanks to being packed with fiber (to help prevent constipation and the unsightly gut-bulges that come with it) and with potassium (to help counteract puffing-salt), it also naturally sweetens foods without needing to add sugar! We love that you can add a banana to a recipe to increase the health yet not sacrifice taste either. That’s why we love this recipe– it’s packed with wholesome, nutrient-rich foods, but at the same time gives the taste buds a real bang!
And it makes a great breakfast that is not only delicious, helping you (and your family) to stay on the healthy track, but also is a satisfying, weight loss secret weapon. At 150 calories per delectable slice, with 10g of protein and 4 grams of fiber this loaf makes an amazing, satiating on-the-go meal. You can make it and freeze it or leave it in the fridge in a Zip-loc for up to a week. You’ll love the taste and the energy it gives you–and it’s so nice to be able to give the kids a breakfast they gobble up! Keep yourself and the kids going until lunch!
Psst… this banana bread is also good as a light dessert or a quick pre-workout snack since it’s full of healthy carbohydrates and protein too!
Almond Butter & Banana Breakfast Loaf
Crumble a slice over a cup of plain nonfat Greek yogurt for a 275 calorie breakfast with about 35g of protein! Psst.. this moist and healthy bread gets even sweeter if you let it sit in the refrigerator overnight!
Make 9 slices
Oil in a spray container
4 ripe bananas, peeled
8 egg whites (we use Eggland’s Best)
1 cup dry oats
1/3 c natural almond butter
3 TBSP unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
-Lightly spritz the 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with oil
-Combine bananas and eggs into a stand mixer (or mixing bowl with electric hand mixer, or a blender, whatever you have works!) and mix for approximately 1 minute to combine and mash bananas.
-Add additional ingredients, mixing thoroughly to combine.
-Pour batter into greased loaf pan (the sprayed oil saves calories).
-Bake for approximately 45 minutes at 350 degrees F. Allow loaf to cool 5 minutes prior to slicing and serving.
Nutritional Information Per Serving
(1/9 of breakfast entire loaf or about 1 inch loaf):
Calories 150; Fat 6g; Saturated Fat 0.5g; Carbohydrates 16g; Protein 10g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 49mg; Fiber 4g
The Nutrition Twins work with Eggland’s Best to help people get more nutrients from their food.