Banana Nut Bread (powerbar replacement)

Submitted by:Jesse Kropelnicki

This recipe is a great, healthy alternative to Powerbars or Nature's Valley bars during your pre-workout window (within 1 hour prior to your workout)....especially during the off season when it's not as critical to be race specific!


  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup skim or soy milk
  • 1 1/2 cups banana (very ripe)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons smart balance oil or canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt1
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnut


1Combine all ingredients; pour batter into greased loaf pan.  Bake at 325* for about an hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

2Let cool 10 minutes in pan, 10 minutes on wire rack,

3Cut loaf into 10 even slices.


Serving size1 slice

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