This is the perfect Banana Cake being an ideal recipe for cooking at home to take on picnics or day hikes, yet still simple enough to make while camping. Super fluffing and soft with a perfectly matched frosting.
Protein Banana Bread
With protein powder in the recipe, this protein banana bread has all the flavor with a little more protein to help with hard outdoor adventures.
When doing strenuous activities in the outdoors it is important to make sure you are getting enough protein in your diet which among other things helps reduce sore muscles and speed up the recovery time if you do get them.
This doesn’t necessarily mean eating more meats, beans, or protein shakes. Baked goods like this can almost hide the extra protein in sweat treats that you are already eating and enjoying. For even more protein, stir in some nuts before baking.
1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup plain protein powder
1/4 cup walnuts
bread loaf tin
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (163 degrees C). Lightly grease the bread loaf tin.
In a large bowl add the butter and sugar them cream together. Add the vanilla then mix in until well combined.
Add the mashed banana, honey, and eggs, then beat until smooth.
Sift together the flour, protein powder, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Add to the banana mixture and stir until well combined.
Pour the banana bread batter into the prepared bread tin, smoothing the top. Place in the preheated camp oven then bake for 45 minutes.
Cover the top of the banana bread with foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Tip: Covering the banana bread with the foil in this way stops the top from over-browning.
When cooked and a skewer can be inserted into the cake and removed clean remove from the camp oven and let sit in the bread tin for 10 minutes.
Remove from the bread tin and place it on a cooling rack. Eat warm or at room temperature.