October 11, 2023


Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Banana Bread! Okay, that’s a mouthful, but it’s a delicious mouthful. This bread has rich chocolate and peanut butter flavors, a moist, dense texture, and added protein. Did I mention it’s gluten-free and easily made vegan? Yep, and you can make this recipe into muffins too 😉 You might also like my vegan Chocolate Protein Banana Bread!

Did you know? Peanut butter is about half monounsaturated fat and half omega-6 fat, so it’s thought to have either a neutral or positive effect for reducing inflammation (source).

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Banana Bread

Protein recommendations

To add extra protein, I used LIV Body Lean Vegan Protein in Peanut Butter Chocolate (any complementary flavor will work!). You can apply my code “SARAHWILKINS” for free shipping on all LIV Body orders! If you don’t have this specific protein, other vegan protein powders should work, or you can substitute a whey blend protein plus half a cup extra peanut butter, Greek yogurt, unsweetened applesauce, or an extra banana. Whey tends to dry out baked goods!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Banana Bread

Flour substitutions

For the flour, I used a combination of gluten-free baking flour, powdered peanut butter (peanut flour), and vegan protein powder. If you don’t have powdered peanut butter, you can substitute half gluten-free flour, half protein powder. It should have similar macros!

If you don’t have gluten-free baking flour, try all-purpose flour, oat flour (oats blended into a flour), spelt flour, sweet white sorghum flour, white whole wheat flour, or cassava flour.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Banana Bread

Sweetener substitutions

To add sweetness without all the sugar, I used my favorite organic stevia blend that’s twice as sweet as sugar. Any granulated sweetener will work! If you substitute baking stevia, granulated erythritol, or granulated sugar like coconut sugar, you may need up to twice as much (one cup) to achieve the same level of sweetness. If using stevia extract or drops, please refer to the brand-specific conversion chart :)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Banana Bread

Other substitutions

This recipe does call for egg whites but you can totally substitute four tablespoons of ground flaxseed soaked in half a cup of warm water, or an equivalent amount of vegan egg replacer. Also, if you’re allergic to peanut butter, feel free to swap out the peanut flour as mentioned above and use almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or one-quarter cup of coconut oil or vegan butter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Banana Bread

The only other ingredients you’ll need are unsweetened cocoa, baking soda, and pure vanilla extract. Oh, and three spotty bananas of course!

Here’s the printable recipe for this Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Banana Bread! I hope you’ll rate and comment below if you try it 🙂

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