Weekends around our house are often far from relaxing; in fact, they’re usually pretty busy. We usually start our Saturday mornings early – before 6 am – to get ready to run – and yes, it’s totally worth it. But also, it’s very early for a Saturday.
Given our early Saturdays, you might think that we’d sleep in, drink coffee in bed and have a leisurely Sunday morning….but then you’d be wrong. I am up by 6 am every Sunday as I teach a 7 am HIIT Yoga class – and it’s one of the most fun, most challenging classes I teach all week – partially because of the group (they’re a bunch of badasses) and partially because of the early morning hour.
And while I love our life and love what I do, I also think it’s important to put a little weekend flavor back into even the busiest of weekends – which is precisely why banana bread is a must do. Especially this protein packed, chocolatey, peanut buttery, banana bread. It’s great for early morning weekend adventures, not only because it’s a grab and go option that will get you through a busy morning (thanks to all the protein, of course) but also because it tastes like the weekend.
If you want to add some weekend flavor to your weekend (or even weekday), try this protein packed banana bread!
- 3 very ripe bananas, peeled
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 scoop Designer Protein Organic Pro 360 (chocolate flavor)
- 1 cup chocolate chips (if desired)
Here’s what I did.
Preheat the oven to 425. Mash the bananas in a bowl until nearly smooth and add the melted butter. Stir in the peanut butter. Add the baking soda, salt, coconut sugar and honey, and stir well. Beat two eggs and then add them into the mixture with the vanilla, flour and Designer Protein powder. Stir until ingredients are well mixed. Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips. Spoon mixture into a bread pan and bake for about 30-45 minutes.
If you’re looking for more great meal inspiration, check out these recipes and tips from the Zorn brothers as part of the Athlete Inside challenge with Designer Protein, Zorn Fitness, and The Vitamin Shoppe.
If you need an awesome sweat to go with your banana bread, make sure to join us for week 3 of the FFY HIIT Yoga Challenge – this workout is a core burner, y’all:
Need even more sweat-spiration? Join me for the #AthleteInside Challenge and get in on all of the awesome and sweaty workouts!
Happy Monday y’all!
And as always, stay sweaty.
Disclaimer: I was provided with product from Designer Protein for review. That said, all of the opinions, thoughts, words, and recipes in this post are my very own. I truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Sweat Pink community.
Courtney saysJune 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm
“Chocolate chips (if desired)” …. when are they never NOT desired?! haha LOVE this recipe, Jamie!
Jamie saysJune 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm
Why, thank you! And I agree, chocolate chips are ALWAYS desired! THIS BREAD WAS SO GOOD.
Emily saysJune 20, 2017 at 12:09 am
Hey Jamie! LOVE the banana bread thanks for sharing!! Saw you were doing the HIIT yoga challenge and was wondering if you’ve ever tryed kayla itsines BBG? I was looking at a review on http://www.thebbgreview.com which is a little concerning but I think i still want to get it. Do you have any opinion at all? Thank you!! XX Em
Jamie saysJune 20, 2017 at 2:36 pm
I’ve never tried it, honestly, so I’ll be interested to hear how it works for you! xo
lyse saysJune 27, 2017 at 9:25 am
What a perfect treat for weekend mornings… pre and post run! Your run group is a lucky bunch!
Jamie saysJuly 26, 2017 at 1:22 pm
They ARE lucky. HAHA! 🙂