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


  • Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pour batter into your prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Let cool before stirring vanilla icing together and drizzling over loaf.
  • Enjoy!



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