Friday Foodspiration: Banana Protein Blondies

These blondies are the BEST post workout snack EVER!

Fueling after a workout often has to be quick and on the go. Unfortunately, most of the bars that claim to be used for that purpose are filled with sugar and artificial ingredients that are counterproductive to the muscle recovery process.

My solution is a sweet treat that is filled with protein to fuel and satisfy anytime you want your body to recover optimally from an activity.

Despite what many people believe, bananas aren’t the best post workout recovery – and let’s knix chocolate milk as a good option as well while we are at it. The bananas in this recipe do add some natural sugar, but not too much when you look at a single serving. You get a bit of a glucose boost here and some potassium, but not too many carbs to throw off your blood sugar and cause inflammation.

There are so many options here as well to make this no added sugar, gluten free, dairy free, and even vegan. To be fair though – I get the best dense gooey blondie texture that I love using a whole egg, whey protein, and the optional collagen powder.

BUT the best part . . . my kids enjoy these too!


  • 2 large Bananas, mashed

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt (Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk Yogurt)

  • 1/2 cup Golden Monk fruit Sweetener (or coconut sugar)

  • 1/2 cup Liquid Egg Whites (or double Almond Milk for vegan)*

  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

  • 2 cups Almond Flour

  • I cup Vanilla Protein Powder (Whey or Vegan)**

  • 2 tsp Baking Powder

  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt

  • 1/4 cup Grass Fed Collagen Powder (optional)***

  • 1/2 cup No Sugar Added Chocolate Chips (optional – I use Lily’s Dark Chocolate)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line a 9 inch baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a mixing bowl combine the mashed bananas, yogurt, sweetener, and almond milk until well combined.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and collagen powder.

  4. Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.

  5. Pour into the prepared pan

*Liquid egg whites provide the highest protein options, however you can substitute one egg because the additional fat will make a chewier blondie. You can also sub out with double the almond milk for a vegan version.

**Supplementing with a quality protein powder is a great way to to boost your daily protein intake and help your body recover from exercise or strenuous activities. Check out this blog post for more about protein shakes (so you don’t make these mistakes too) Don’t Make These Shake and Smoothie Mistakes

***Collagen powder is optional in this recipe, but a great addition to any nutrition strategy because of it’s anti-aging and recovery benefits. Discover the benefits of Collagen and choosing the right product . . . Could Collagen Really Help Me Feel Younger?

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