Chocolate Protein Banana Bread Recipe

Who doesn’t love banana bread? If you’re looking to get more protein in your diet then you’re going to be looking for moer high protein recipes to make at home and that’s exactly what you’re getting with this high protein banana bread, and it’s a high protein chocolate banana bread so you can enjoy it even more because who doesn’t love chocolate?

I’ve started going to the gym most days and I hate taking protein shakes so I thought I’d combined my love for baking with my love for the gym and start using it in recipes and that’s exactly how I came up with this high protein banana bread recipe and if I do say so myself, it’s lush!

Healthy High Protein Banana Bread

If you’re looking to make protein banana bread then there are loads of recipes out there but very few are chocolate based. I love chocolate and I think chocolate flavoured protein is actually really nice although I know most people perfer their protein to have no flavour, which I find interesting.

This protein chocolate banana bread is super easy to make, if you have any bananas that need using up then you’re using up ingredients that may have been thrown away and it’s a nice little lunchtime treat either before or after the gym! It’s healthy and packed of protein so it’s not that naughty, right?

Chocolate Protein Banana Bread Tips

Now it doesn’t matter what chocolate protein powder you use for this recipe, that being said I like the Pulsin protein powder because it’s got a nice, ruch flavour and doesn’t have that dry protein texture unlike other proteins when they’re used in recipes. I’m still on the hunt for amazing protein powders so let me know if you have any suggestions!

With this high protein banana bread I must stress, mash that banana up! I get a little irked when people say, I had lumps of banana in my banana bread and most times it’s because they don’t mash the banana enough. I would also suggest that you use a sift for the protein powder so that you don’t have protein powder lumps in your bake, they don’t taste great that’s for sure.

Remember, weight all of the ingredients out. If you use too much dry ingredients then it won’t cook very well and will taste like sawdust but if you use too much wet, it might not even bake and that sucks when all your hard work, time and effort is wasted.

If you have any other tips for this protein banana bread, let me know in the comments! I’m always looking to improve my bakes and I love it when my readers give me fun tips and tricks.

Protein Bakes

If you’re going to make recipes like this protein chocolate banana bread you need to make sure you know how to bake with protein. The thing with protein powder is that if you use too much it can almost give any bake a chalk texture and no one wants that.

Chocolate Protein Banana Bread Recipe

Can I Bake With Protein?

This high protein banana bread says that you can. The thing you need to keep in mind though is if you’re using the right protein powder and how much you use. This banana bread uses Pulsin chocolate flavour pea protein which gave the cake a really nice chocolate flavour but I made sure not to add too much or it would have totally overpowered the banana bread.

I’ve used Pulsin a few times for bakes now, their flavours aren’t overpowering and they are some of the best proteins I have used in bakes so far, but that doesn’t mean I’m not looking for new recommendations. The other flavour I love from Pulsin is their vanilla flavour and I’ll have recipes for them soon which will be similar to this healthy protein banana bread.

Just because I use Pulsin protein powder in my bakes at the moment doesn’t mean you can’t use another chocolate protein powder when you make this easy protein banana bread. You might have a protein powder that you can’t live without and you’re more than welcome to use that one!

Easy Banana Recipes

I quite like using bananas in recipes, they’re high in protein and great if you’re a gym person or just trying to eat healthier. Not all of my recipes are high protein like this chocolate protein powder banana bread recipe is but they’re still amazing and you have to check them out if you like bananas!

Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This easy chocolate chip banana bread isn’t a protein banana bread but it’s still super delicious. There are only 88 calories per slice as well so if you’re looking to watch your calories, this recipe is one to make as it’s normal and not a chocolate bread otherwise there would be a lot more calories!

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Recipe

This recipe is super yummy and everyone seems to love them. They’re my most requested muffins from work and I work with a lot of fitness people so that says something! Just like the protein chocolate banana bread, these have a great chocolate flavour to them!

Low-Calorie Sugar Free Banana Muffins

These banana muffins are low-calorie and sugar free, although if you want some sugar you can add it. This would be a great recipe to add vanilla protein powder in which would give them a really nice, rich taste so I’m going to have to try that at some point!

The muffins are totally different to the high protein banana bread I’ve made but they’re still worth making and don’t forget to get the fancy cupcake holders!

Equipment I Used To Make Healthy Protein Banana Bread

This recipe wasn’t as technical as you might think. That being said I know if my partner was to make this recipe he’d probably go through 10 tea towels so I’ll drop some of my favourite tea towels below. I’ve included the equipment I used to make this easy protein banana bread below.

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Protein Banana Bread Method Tips

Banana recipes can be a pain to make. With banana recipes you want to make sure that the banana is mashed up enough otherwise you will have bits in your banana bread loaf which can be a little off putting especially if someone isn’t the biggest banana fan.

  • Mash up the bananas well.
  • Melt the butter to give it a more creamy consistency.
  • Weigh all the ingredients or it can be too dry or too sloppy.

Personally, I use this protein chocolate banana bread as a one bowl wonder. Everything goes into the bowl, I mix and then I’m done. The melted butter helps to combine the mixture better and the more you mash the bananas, the less lumpy your banana loaf will be.

Take a look at the method video below if you need some step by step instructions to make this high protein banana bread. I like to make sure my recipes are always easy to follow but of course, sometimes it’s better to see actual pictures or videos for help.

Chocolate Protein Banana loaf Recipe

Healthy Protein Banana Bread Recipe Card

I really do hope you liked this easy protein banana bread recipe. I’ve made it a few times now and I can’t get enough of it. The protein helps with building up my muscle mass and I get to enjoy it instead of having shakes all the time, shakes that I don’t actually like all that much.

Let me know if you’ve made this chocolate protein powder banana bread and what you thought of it. If you’ve made it and want to, why not upload a picture to Instagram and tag me in it? You can find my Instagram Profile Here (@mattscafee).

If you did anything different with this protein banana bread please do let me know. Did you use another flavour instead of chocolate? I’ve been looking for a mint chocolate protein powder so if you know of a good one, let me know and I might turn it into some scrumptious cookies!

Chocolate Protein Banana Bread Recipe

Chocolate Protein Banana Bread Recipe

High Protein Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Course Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine Breakfast
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 211 kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Loaf Tin
  • Loaf Tin Liners
  • Cake Tester


  • 140 g Low Fat Spread Melted
  • 140 g Caster Sugar
  • 40 g Pulsin Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 120 g Self-Raising Flour
  • 2 Eggs Beaten
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 Ripe Bananas Peeled and Mashed
  • 100 g Chocolate Chips


  • Heat the oven to 180℃/320℉/Gas 4.
  • Add the loaf liner to your loaf tin and set aside for later.
  • Melt the low fat spread in the microwave for 30 seconds, just to melt the low fat spread, if it needs longer, put it on for 10 seconds (repeat if needed) until it is melted.
  • In a bowl, add the bananas and mash them until they are all completed mashed up. Now add all of the other ingredients and mix until everything is fully combined.
  • Add the mixture to the loaf tin. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until the cake tester comes out clean from the banana bread.
  • Leave to cool. Cut into 12 slices and enjoy.



*Prices correct as of May 2023
Low Fat Spread 140 g 462 kcal £0.18
Caster Sugar 140 g 560 kcal £0.18
Pulsin Natural Chocolate Pea Protein Powder 40 g 163 kcal £2.17
Self Raising Flour 120 g 403 kcal £0.03
Eggs 2 144 kcal £0.30
Vanilla Essence 1 tsp 12 kcal £0.09
Baking Powder 1 tsp 2 kcal £0.02
Banana 3 315 kcal £0.60
Chocolate Chips 100 g 470 kcal £0.50
TOTAL   2531 kcal £4.07
PER SERVING   211 kcal £0.34
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