Banana Bread Protein Bars | The Nutritionist Reviews
Friday, November 9, 2018

Banana Bread Protein Bars

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Banana Bread Protein Bars have everything you love about banana bread but in bar form! They are whole-wheat, high in protein and fiber and make the perfect snack! Banana Bread Protein Bars have everything you love about banana bread but in bar form! They are whole-wheat, high in protein and fiber and make the perfect snack! #protein #cleaneating #healthy #snack #bananas #bananabread
It is still pretty here in Michigan and we are loving getting outside on outdoor walks and enjoying fall before the snowy winter sets in. Yesterday, I had a fun idea for the kids that went so well! We went on a nature walk with baskets to find colorful leaves. Adalyn and Oliver both got really into it (ages 4 years and 19 months). They really enjoyed nature and found the prettiest red, orange and yellow leaves. It made me so happy!

 Banana Bread Protein Bars have everything you love about banana bread but in bar form! They are whole-wheat, high in protein and fiber and make the perfect snack! #protein #cleaneating #healthy #snack #bananas #bananabread
When we got home, you know those two crazy snackers were totally ready for something to eat and luckily, I had just baked up these delicious banana bread protein bars. I used my typical banana bread recipe and added in some collagen peptides protein which doesn't have any specific flavor but gives a boost of protein to the bars.

 Banana Bread Protein Bars have everything you love about banana bread but in bar form! They are whole-wheat, high in protein and fiber and make the perfect snack! #protein #cleaneating #healthy #snack #bananas #bananabread
Instead of making it in a big loaf, I made them into flat bars that were easy for kids and adults to eat. To make these bars more nutritious than typical banana bread, I used white whole-wheat flour and applesauce. The whole family loved them!

 Banana Bread Protein Bars have everything you love about banana bread but in bar form! They are whole-wheat, high in protein and fiber and make the perfect snack! #protein #cleaneating #healthy #snack #bananas #bananabread
I paired these bars with a DASANI® Sparkling which I picked up at Kroger. I love these because they come in fun flavors and are unsweetened with no artificial flavors and have zero calories. I need to find more of the flavors because some of them sound so tasty like pear kiwi and pink grapefruit! I like the raspberry lemonade and lime flavors a lot!


DASANI Sparkling has a fun Kroger sweepstakes going on for a chance to win a trip for 4 to the 2019 Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Festival and to get to ride a hot air balloon yourself. I would literally love this and think that my kids would love a hot air balloon ride as well! You can enter through November 15th so hurry! The prize package consists of round trip, coach-class air transportation for 4 from a major airport near the winner’s home; 3 nights' accommodations; rental car; 2 Gondola Club passes (2-day passes) to the Festival; a hot air balloon ride for winner and 1 guest; $1,000 spending money; and travel agent services. 

To enter: Take a picture of your favorite DASANI® Sparkling flavor and post to Instagram or Twitter using hashtags #DasaniSparkling and #FlavorContest.

**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.Legal residents of certain U.S. states and D.C., 18 years or older. Ends 11/15/18.For rules, hashtags, alternate methods of entry, odds, prize and complete details, visit http://cbi.as/a2gej. Void in CT, FL, IA, ME, MA, MN, NH, NJ, NY, ND, OK, PA, SD, and VT and where prohibited.

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I love taking these on a day out as well because they travel really well in a cooler. The bars pack well in a storage container and make a great snack for kids and adults. We love to go on trips to our local zoo, walks at our parks, farmer's markets and more and these are a great travel companion.

 Banana Bread Protein Bars have everything you love about banana bread but in bar form! They are whole-wheat, high in protein and fiber and make the perfect snack! #protein #cleaneating #healthy #snack #bananas #bananabread
DASANI Sparkling is perfect because it doesn't have added sugar but had lots of flavor when you are wanting something more to drink than water but don't want a bunch of calories. Paired with these protein bars, they are a perfect afternoon snack.

Find where to buy DASANI Sparkling at Kroger stores using this locator.



 Banana Bread Protein Bars have everything you love about banana bread but in bar form! They are whole-wheat, high in protein and fiber and make the perfect snack! #protein #cleaneating #healthy #snack #bananas #bananabread
Yield: 10 bars 

Banana Bread Protein Bars

Banana Bread Protein Bars have everything you love about banana bread but in bar form! They are whole-wheat, high in protein and fiber and make the perfect snack.
Prep Time:  5 minutes Cook time: 25 minutesTotal time: 30 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 3/4 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup collagen peptides protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • Optional: chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 glass baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Mix together all ingredients and stir well.
  3. Pour batter into pan and bake for about 25 minutes until bars are cooked through.
  4. Let cool for about 15 minutes and slice.
**Stores well in an airtight container on the counter for a couple of days and in the fridge for 5 days. These bars can also be frozen! 

Enjoy!

Like this recipe? Check out other recipes using bananas:

Easy Banana Granola Bars
Strawberry Banana Breakfast Popsicles
Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread


 Banana Bread Protein Bars have everything you love about banana bread but in bar form! They are whole-wheat, high in protein and fiber and make the perfect snack! #protein #cleaneating #healthy #snack #bananas #bananabread
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