Protein Banana Bread Bars


I’ve made banana bread countless times before…but this rendition is one of my favorites. These Protein Banana Bread Bars are bite-sized banana bread pieces packed with a little extra protein…and so warm and gooey when you microwave them! The best quick snack or breakfast on-the-go.9 (1 of 1)3 (1 of 1)

These bars are packed with healthy ingredients like chia seeds (fiber and plant-based protein), protein powder (use whatever kind you like, my fave brand is this one)
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Be creative with toppings! I added almonds, pistachios, walnuts, cinnamon, and shredded coconut on top of my bars (aka whatever was in my pantry). Chia seeds + goji berries would also be a great combo!8 (1 of 1)


Protein Banana Bread Bars

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 17 mins
  • Yield: 10 bars 1x


These soft and melt-in-your-mouth breakfast banana bars are easy to make. Pop ’em in the microwave for a warm and gooey dessert that’s nutritious and packed with protein!



  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used this brand)
  • 1 cup gluten free All Purpose Flour (can use coconut flour, almond flour, etc)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 tsp saigon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs (1 with yolk, 1 with white only)
  • 1/4 unsweetened almond milk
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1015 drops liquid stevia (or sweetener of choice)
  • raw almonds, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, and cinnamon (optional, for topping)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix well until a smooth, thick dough forms.
  3. Pour batter into lightly greased bread pan.
  4. Top with optional toppings.
  5. Place in oven and bake for ~20 minutes or until top starts to golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let cool and cut into 10 square bars.
  7. **Store in fridge or on counter in an airtight container. Heat up for 30 seconds in microwave for the ultimate warm gooeyness!

  • Category: Breakfast

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Seriously I wasn’t kidding about microwaving these bars….TO DIE FOR!!5 (1 of 1)Next time you have a few leftover browning bananas…make these bars! So simple. So gooey. So delicious.

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  • Reply
    Bethany @ athletic avocado
    June 1, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    These are definitely better than any protein bar on the market! I mean, you can never go wrong with banana bread! And with added protein? Thats an added bonus! YUMMMM

    • Reply
      G-free RD
      June 1, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      I totally agree! I was just messing around in the kitchen and these turned out heavenly..

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