I’m a lover of all things banana. Banana pudding, bananas straight-up, bananas in cereal, bananas with peanut butter, but especially banana bread.
Over the weekend I was browsing for new cookware and found a mini loaf tin for $4. I immediately thought that this would be the perfect size for baking for 1. While baking a big batch of cookies or bread in a regular sized pan is the normal thing to do, for me, I would then have to do extra calculations for the macros per slice, and honestly, that’s just a headache for me.
Since I’m back on my Kodiak pancake mix kick, I immediately wanted to try to turn pancake batter into a bread! My favorite breads are banana, zucchini and pumpkin bread, but I was craving banana bread at the time. I didn’t have banana protein powder in my pantry, so I added banana extract to the batter!
Not only is it the simplest recipe, but it’s also quick and easy to prep and bake. Pancakes you have to stand over and watch, then flip when they are just right, but this bread, you just have to pour into the tin, stick it in the oven, and check on it when it’s done!
- Serving size of Kodiak cake pancake mix – I used the Buttermilk & Honey box – 38 grams
- 20 grams protein powder of your choice
- Banana extract
- Baking powder
- Water – use enough to get the consistency that you desire
You can alter the grams used for the protein powder and pancake mix. If you want it to be higher carbs, use more pancake flour, and vice versa with the protein powder. Ignore the fact that I used cookies & cream protein powder. I’m trying to work through the powders that I have before buying a new tub of vanilla for baking purposes.
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Mix all of your ingredients together & pour into a mini bread tin that’s sprayed
- Bake for 8-10 minutes.
I baked mine for 8 minutes, but it could have stayed in another minute or two. The top in the middle was still uncooked, but I also like when the bread is a bit gooey, so this didn’t bother me too much.
You can eat it cold, warmed-up, with butter, maple syrup or a nut butter smeared on top! The possibilities are endless! Next time I want to add chocolate chips to the batter!!!
Macros for the entire loaf: 25 g carbs / 3 g fat / 26 g protein
What flavor protein powder would you use?
What’s your favorite baked bread?