I have baked home made protein bars before but this weekend wanted to try a healthier option of one of the naughty foods I love! So here it is…

Banana Protein Bread

Oil to grease tin
1 cup oat flour
1 cup brown rice flour
3 scoops brown rice protein powder (like ezyprotein)
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup Xylitol (natural low calorie sweetener)
¾ cup soy milk
2 eggs, lightly whisked
50g coconut oil, melted, cooled
2 large overripe medium bananas, mashed

Preheat oven to 180°C.
Brush a 11 x 21cm loaf pan with oil so it is evenly greased.
Line the base with non-stick baking paper.
Combined the flours, protein and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Stir in the Xylitol and make a well in the centre.
Add the mashed banana to the bowl.
Place the soy milk, eggs and melted coconut oil in a medium bowl, and stir until well combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and fold.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface.
Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Remove from oven and set aside in the pan for 5 minutes.
Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Cut into slices, toast to serve topped with your favorite spread.

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