Coffee and Walnut Loaf

My dad loves these loafs so I’ve been trying a few different recipes. It’s a great way to sneak in some protein and micros into his diet whilst he thinks he’s eating cake.

I hear a lot of ‘it doesn’t even taste healthy’ which apparently is a compliment. Just trying not to tell him he’s eating chickpeas when he thinks it’s banana cake.


I’ve also been eating a more vegetarian diet recently. I’m not cutting out meat completely, but I try to limit it to only one or two days a week maximum, and therefore I’m trying to get extra protein in another ways. These loafs are perfect, whilst also tasting naughty.


They’re a great little afternoon pick me up with only about 80cals for a medium sized slice.

Coffee and Banana Protein Loaf

Gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, low calorie and packed with protein!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 75 grams Chickpeas
  • 50 grams Chestnut Puree*
  • 100 grams Yogurt (I use soya or dairy-free)
  • 130 grams Egg White
  • 20 grams Honey (Maple Syrup or Agave)
  • 90 grams Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 45 grams Rolled Oats
  • 15 grams Coconut Flour
  • 10 grams Pea Protein** (I use Pulsin)
  • 50 grams Coffee Protein Powder (I used 2 sachets of missfitnutrition***)
  • 70 grams Truvia (or other sweetener)
  • 3 tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • Banana Slices to decorate

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 185C.

  2. Blend the chickpeas, chestnut puree, and banana until you get a smooth mixture. 

  3. In a separate bowl whisk the egg white and add the apple sauce and sweetener and mix well. 

  4. Combine the chickpea mixture with the egg white mixture and add the rest of the ingredients. 

  5. Mix until a batter like mixture is formed. Add a splash of milk (dairy, almond or coconut) if it’s too thick. 

  6. Line a baking tray and pour in the mixture and top with some sliced banana. 

  7. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes

Recipe Notes

*I use meridian chestnut puree from Waitrose but could sub for more chickpeas or banana (or half and half) if you don’t have any. 

** could use all the same protein powder for the measure (60g) I used seperate as I was using the missfitnutrition sachets

Could also sub another gluten free flour, such as buckwheat or oat but I haven’t tested that. 

To get the coffee flavour if not using coffee flavour protein powder, add 3 tsp of instant coffee to a little boiling water and dissolve. Then add to the mixture. 

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