Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Banana Bread


This gluten-free, high protein banana bread is popping with lemon flavor and poppy seeds (see what I did there) and is sweetened to perfection without using refined sugar.

I have a confession to make. This is actually the first time I’ve ever made anything with poppy seeds. I usually just bake with ingredients that are already in my cabinet and poppy seeds just aren’t something I usually have hanging around. And for some reason I thought they were hard to find. This is so embarrassing but I thought you could only find them at a health food store or a special seed store or something. I WAS SO WRONG! I found these poppy seeds for $3.49 in the seasoning isle at Target!

I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Select Protein in this banana bread. PEScience vanilla flavor only has 1.5g of sugar per serving and tastes like ice cream! Seriously, it’s the best protein I’ve ever tried! You can get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using my affiliate code PBCHOCO on their website

Now for this amazing recipe!

Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack

Yield: 12

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories per serving: 134

Fat per serving: 4g

Carbs per serving: 18g and 15g net

Protein per serving: 7g

Fiber per serving: 3g

Sugar per serving: 1g

Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Banana Bread

Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Banana Bread is High in Protein and Made Gluten-Free!


  • 3 bananas, ripe
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/4 c egg whites
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • zest of 1 small lemon or 1/2 large lemon
  • 1 c gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/4 c granulated erythritol or coconut sugar
  • 64g vanilla protein powder PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO
  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp baking soda


  • Place the bananas, eggs, egg whites and milk into a mixer and beat for 1 minute. Add in the coconut oil, lemon juice and zest. Continue mixing until incorporated. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix until a batter forms.
  • Pour the batter into a 9x5 inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 38-40 minutes at 350 F.
  • Let cool before cutting into slices and serving.
  • ENJOY!


*You may sub oat flour for any flour of choice. Coconut oil may be subbed for olive oil or butter.


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