Protein Banana Bread Breakfast Bars

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Breakfast can get so boring. Don’t let it happen to you! Eat this along side some eggs and bacon!

How was your Valentine’s day? I don’t know how I feel about the extra romantic Valentine’s day deal. Personally, having my guy make meals on Wednesdays when I have to work late, always taking out the trash, and continuously doing my dirty dishes, is romantic. Those little things mean way more to me than presents. Or flowers. I kind of hate flowers. Why would you give a person something that dies when you can give chocolate? Whatevs. We did have Valentine’s Day breakfast at Snooze. The couple next to us reminded me of the first scene in Bridemaids when she is hooking up with that asshole guy and the he says, “This is so uncomfortable…I really want you to leave.” That’s what the couple seemed like. She laughed so loud at his jokes and he made fun of her the whole time. It made for an uncomfortable hour. My fiancé thinks they were brother and sister but I stand firm on my belief that they were lovers.

Anywho, we didn’t really get to see each other much this Valentine’s Day. He had to work an event so after breakfast at Snooze, I tried to be productive. Look at how productive I was:

  1. Workout
  2. Couch
  3. Twilight
  4. Twilight 2
  5. Modern Family
  6. more Modern Family
  7. Eat
  8. Make chocolate caramel bark
  9. Eat too much chocolate caramel bark
  10. Twilight 3
  11. Go to sleep because I’m disappointed with my productivity

Sooooo yeah. I was not productive at all. And it wasn’t even snowing that day. I’m pretty sure it was 70 degrees and THAT’S what I did. Like I said, Vday is overrated, so I did the most underrated things possible. Protesting against the system, ya know.

Anyways, let’s talk about real love. The bachelor love. Did you watch the last 2 days of it? Yes, two days. Ratings must be through the rough if they keep adding more episodes. Here’s the thing though, they’ve officially kicked off all of the crazies. What’s the point in watching if the crazies aren’t doing their weird crazy stuff? And whose giant purple lips am I suppose to stare at since he kicked Britt off? I really wish I knew what lipstick she wears. And who is going to make fun of other girls if Carly is gone? Now we have to listen to mouse voice girl a lot more. Now don’t get me wrong, she seems very kind and her voice isn’t as annoying when Chris isn’t around, but when he walks in the door, dogs come arunnin’.

Poop. I have a flat tire. I need to go get my life together.

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Protein Banana Bread Bars

  • Yield: 9 squares 1x
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish.
  2. Mix all ingredients together, except for cacao nibs and sliced almonds. Fold in cacao nibs then pour batter into baking dish. Sprinkle sliced almond on top.
  3. Place in oven and bake for 25-28 minutes, until middle is set.
  4. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

 

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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40 thoughts on “Protein Banana Bread Breakfast Bars”

  1. I’ve been way too invested in the bachelor this season as well. I’m just ready for him to pick someone boring so that Kaitlyn can be the next bachelorette because she’s too awesome for him. I also read that Britt gets her lipstick at CVS for $1.99 which made me really, really happy.

  2. Hi Juli- a lot of your recipes use almond flour. I am allergic to nuts so I substitute usually with part coconut(no issues with that thank goodness!) and tapioca. Do you know of any other flours that I could substitute with? Also, I just have to say all your recipes I have tried are fantastic! I have been paleo only 5 months and your cookbooks and blog have helped me so much. My husband even says I have become quite the cook. I defintely enjoy cooking much more now. So thank you!

  3. Miss Julie :: could another protein powder be subbed in at the same measurement? Thanks in advance! {and big congrats to you & your man!}

  4. Word on the street is that Britt is gonna be the next Bachelorette!! I definitely would prefer Carly or Kaitlyn because tbh they are hilarious and make everything entertaining. Who would you want?!

  5. Oh my gosh. I died hearing your description of the couple next to you at Snooze. My husband and I always like to look at other couples when we are out to dinner and guess how long they have been dating (or if it’s a first date) or how long they’ve been married haha. First dates are the BEST to watch 😉 Oh and I can’t wait to try this recipe!! Looks delish and I love mixing protein powder into things!

  6. Using myfitnesspal.com I calculated the macros for this recipe in case anyone would like them! 🙂 It is saved as PaleOMG Protein Banana Bread. I used 1 scoop of the GNC amplified wheybolic extreme vanilla protein instead of the protein suggested in the recipe.

    PER SERVING:

    190 calories
    11 g Fat
    19 g Carbs
    5 g Protein

    1. Thank you for calculating this. Can you tell me how many servings this made. Is it 190 cals for a tiny square or 1/9th of pan?

  7. This entire post (minus the recipe) made me laugh, so thank you! My boyfriend and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day either; I’d much rather he (or anyone, including myself) show appreciation and that they care on a daily basis in the little ways than pull out something bigger just because they feel like they have to. Ditto to Mother’s and Father’s Days, come to think of it.

  8. Think I could leave out the maple/coconut sugar? I want to make these NOW and don’t want to go to the store….plus my protein powder is super sweet.

  9. These look flippin’ awesome. Sweets mixed with breakfast- I can never pass that down. I love your blog- and check it every day for new recipes and posts. After I read this one, I spent my 30 minutes on the stair master reading old posts. Yes, all the way back in 2011. You were just as funny then. This is good stuff. Keep doing what you’re doing!

  10. I’ve yet to meet a protein powder that doesn’t make me sick due to intolerance. What can I sub the protein powder for?

  11. If we didn’t want to put protein powder in the bars, what would you recommend a substitute or could it just be left out? Thanks!

  12. So how bad is it that I ate half of these bars in one day?? Oh well, what’s done is done 😉

    I sub’d with Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder, and used a little less than 1/4 c honey and it turned out really well. Thanks!

  13. I am attempting the Paleo lifestyle with my husband BUT he is allergic to tree nuts and any type of citrus including pineapples. All the yummy recipes that call for nut flours – do I substitute coconut flour??? Thanks!

  14. probably silly — but what’s cacao nibs??? is it simply cocoa powder but better?? love your website –paleo has helped me so much!

  15. made these into muffins! super tasty and the kids loved them! I added shredded coconut..YUM

  16. Hi Juli, I have the same question as Crystal and didn’t see answer so here goes..any other flour you can recommend for those with tree nut allergies? I just found out my DD is wheat and dairy intolerant and already knew she was tree nut allergic. I am blown away and frantically trying to figure out how to feed her. I see a lot of almond ingredients across the paleo board. Any advice would be so appreciated!

  17. I live in Costa Rica, and raise a LOT of bananas and am always looking for Paleo recipes to use up my ever abundant bananas. However…living in the jungle, means I do not have any protein powder available…would these bars be okay with out it or what could I substitute??

  18. For those wondering about subbing the protein power – I made them using 1 cup of almond flour and I put in about 2 tbsp of grass-fed gelatin (Great Lakes brand, from the GREEN can) for a little added protein.

    I also used 1/8 cup coconut sugar because my bananas were very ripe and sweet. They turned out great!

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