Cottage Cheese Banana Bread (High Protein!)

published: March 2, 2024

updated: March 2, 2024


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Our Cottage Cheese Banana Bread is the perfect combination of nutrition and indulgence. With 13 grams of protein per slice and classic banana bread's moist, decadent flavor, this will be your new favorite way to make and enjoy this classic snack.

3 Reasons Why You'll Love This Recipe

  1. High in protein. An average piece of banana bread only contains a measly 2.6g of protein per slice, but our Cottage Cheese Banana Bread blows that number out of the water with 13.2g per serving.
  2. Easy to make. I love recipes that are simple, and minimal, and give me a confidence boost in the kitchen. This is the kind of recipe that anyone can follow – you can't mess this up!
  3. Moist and filling. The addition of cottage cheese to this recipe infuses our banana bread with moisture and protein. No dry bread here!

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Cottage Cheese Banana Bread (High Protein!)

If you like banana bread, you have to try our protein-packed version! With 13 grams of protein per slice, this Cottage Cheese Banana Bread recipe will be your new go-to.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 222 kcal


  • 1 Standard loaf pans (8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches)
  • 1 Large mixing bowl
  • 1 Mixing spoon
  • 1 Measuring cups and spoons


  • 3 Medium-ripe bananas
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 4 tbsp sugar free maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • Cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a bread
  • In a large bowl, mix together the bananas, eggs,
    cottage cheese, maple syrup and vanilla until well
  • Add in the protein powder, flour, baking soda and
    cinnamon until fully combined. It’s ok to see banana
    and/or cottage cheese chunks!
  • Pour batter into loaf pan and bake in oven for 45-50
    minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool, slice & enjoy!


This bread can be stored in an airtight container on the
counter for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 5
days, and in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Want to add a bit more flavor? Try tossing some
chocolate chips or blueberries into the batter right
before pouring into your baking dish!


Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 37.5gProtein: 13.2gFat: 2.7g
Keyword Banana bread
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About the author, Tami Smith

Hi, I'm Tami, a certified macro coach, nutritionist and personal trainer! I love creating and sharing quick and easy macro-friendly recipes, and working out in my garage gym!

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  • Any chance this could be made with almond flour? I’m just starting to use almond flour so don’t really don’t know how it stacks up to all purpose when baking

    • Hi Shelbie! I haven’t tried it with almond flour, but I think it would be just fine. Almond flour tends to be a bit drier, so you may need to add a little extra liquid!

    • Hi Janie! Yes, it should be fine if you forgo the protein powder. I would just recommend replacing it with additional flour. Let me know how it goes!

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