Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Recipe ReDux Post # 67 Protein Packed Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

February Recipe Redux is Bake Some Bread, and the challenge was to bake a bread with a special twist.  I haven't quite got into baking yeast breads yet (that will be a future goal for sure) but our family loves quick breads!  I decided to try making a banana bread with added protein and chocolate chips which came out delicious!  This recipe is easy to make, does not have a lot of extra sugar or fat and is higher in protein which packs a punch. It;s a great breakfast, snack or dessert choice and I hope you will give it a try along with all the other yummy bread recipes from the Recipe ReDux group!

1 cup rolled oats (old fashioned, not quick, use a gluten-free oats such as Bob's Red Mill if you are on a gluten-free diet)
3/4 cup oat flour (use a gluten free brand such as Bob's Red Mill if you are on a gluten-free diet)
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
6 Tablespoons protein powder *(preferably natural
unflavored, see notes on the one I use below)
3 large sized over ripe bananas, mashed
6 Tablespoons liquid egg white
¼ cup (packed) brown sugar
1/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
cooking spray
aluminum foil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the oats, oat flour, baking soda, baking powder and protein powder in a small bowl.  In a large bowl, mix together the mashed banana, brown sugar, egg whites, milk and vanilla. Add the oats/flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon into a 8x4 loaf pan coated with cooking spray and bake on the bottom rack of the oven for about 30 minutes.  Then cover top loosely with aluminum foil and bake for another 30 minutes until the top lightly browned and a toothpick comes out mostly clean when inserted into the center.

* I have had great success with using Nature’s Best
Isopure Perfect Natural Protein Powder, unflavored- it is gluten-free, lactose free

Makes 12  servings

Serving size 1/12, 1 slice Calories 170 Protein 6 g Carb 28 g Fiber 4 g Sugars 14 g Fat 4 g Saturated fat 1 g Sodium 81 mg



Thursday, February 1, 2018

Nutriton News For the New Year: The Latest New Bites!

Happy New Year everyone! The first month of 2018 flew by and I am back on track to provide you some delicious recipes and interesting nutrition news and info.  Here is the latest edition of Nutrition News Bites:

Check out this new research and commentary comparing nutrition benefits of various non-dairy milks, soy milk seems to top the list, see that HERE

This latest behavioral study on food intake study showed that choosing healthier, less calorically dense foods, even in larger portions seemed to be the most effective strategy rather than being strict on portion control overall.

The super popular Paleo diet was put to the test in a clinical study in Sweden in postmenopausal women, and it showed promising effects in helping maintain weight loss and decrease risk factors for CV disease and type 2 diabetes.  Hopefully more research on this trendy diet in other populations will be put to the test soon!

And...yet another benefit of the mediterranean diet revealed- increasing fertility!

Stay tuned for more nutrition news and recipes coming your way!


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