Healthy Blood Orange Banana Bread {Gluten-Free & High Protein}

Healthy Blood Orange Banana Bread {Gluten-Free & High Protein}

I have made “healthy” banana bread a million times over and while it always taste delicious, it never tastes like it’s full fat and sugary counterpart.  Until this healthy blood orange banana bread I made today. I don’t know what I did differently today, but this banana bread is extra fluffy and sweet. AND you need to make it ASAP!


Gorgeous isn’t it? I made this banana bread gluten-free by using brown rice flour (I know, I’m obsessed with it lately) and protein powder! Did I mention that this loaf was created without using any butter or sugar?? The natural sweetness from the bananas and just a teaspoon of uncut stevia did the trick. 🙂


I drizzled this loaf with a vanilla glaze easily made from vanilla protein powder, blood orange juice, water and a little coconut oil.



Man, banana bread is just the best, isn’t it? I can’t get enough. Seriously, I’ve eaten almost half of the loaf today. I’m not ashamed…


I get a lot of messages about what kind of protein I bake with and I always use the best quality protein in my recipes. I learned early into my baking career that using cheap and poor quality protein powder will result in chewy and bland food. Luckily being a food blogger I get to try a lot of products so I found the best ones on the market and I promise you one of the best protein powders (and most reasonably priced) is PEScience. They come in multiple flavors as well as vegan powders (yay!). You can get 25% OFF using code PBCHOCO on their website PEScience.



Healthy Blood Orange Banana Bread {Gluten-Free & High Protein}

Yield: 1 loaf, 10 slices

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories per serving: 168

Fat per serving: 8g

Carbs per serving: 17g

Protein per serving: 8g

Healthy Blood Orange Banana Bread {Gluten-Free & High Protein}

Gluten-Free Blood Orange Banana Bread made using brown rice flour and protein powder.


  • 1 c brown rice flour
  • 64g vanilla protein (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla discount code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 medium bananas
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 c almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, whole
  • 1 tsp. uncut stevia
  • juice from 1 blood orange
  • zest from 1 blood orange
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
    Vanilla Icing
  • 16g vanilla protein powder
  • juice from 1 blood orange
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1-2 tsp. water


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Place your bananas into a mixer on high until completely mashed. Add coconut oil and continue mixing into incorporated. Add eggs, vanilla, almond milk, orange juice and zest. Beat until light and fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flours, stevia, protein, baking soda and powder. Add your dry ingredients into your wet and mix just until combined. Don't over mix.
  4. Pour batter into your prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  5. Let cool before stirring vanilla icing together and drizzling over loaf.
  6. Enjoy!



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