Protein Banana Bread

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Get ready for a banana bread like no other! This protein-packed treat isn’t just your ordinary loaf; it’s a triple threat! Moist, flavorful, and loaded with energy-boosting protein, it’s the perfect companion for conquering your day.

This protein banana bread takes everything you adore about classic banana bread and adds a protein punch. With cottage cheese as its secret ingredient, this bread boasts a delightful texture and flavor, making it a breeze to whip up and an ideal grab-and-go breakfast option!

As the weather cools down, there’s something special about indulging in freshly baked treats. Whether you crave a delicious snack or a cozy morning pick-me-up, this protein-rich banana bread fits the bill for any occasion.

Protein Banana Bread

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 9


Dry Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 medium ripe bananas mashed (about 1 heaping cup)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup 1% milk any milk will work


  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF and prepare a standard loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • Blend the cottage cheese in a high-speed food processor until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer, cream together the brown sugar and butter on low to medium speed.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork, then add them to the mixer along with the cottage cheese and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined.
  • Pour in the milk and mix until incorporated. The batter may be slightly lumpy, which is okay.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, tent the loaf with foil to prevent over-browning, then bake for an additional 25 minutes.
  • Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a cooling rack.
  • Once cooled completely, slice and serve.


  • Use very ripe bananas for maximum sweetness and flavor.
  • Green bananas won’t impart the same rich taste to your bread.

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