Chocolate & Walnut Protein Loaf

Getting protein into the diet is an essential for building and maintaining lean muscle mass, as well as crucial for supporting recovery from training. It can sometimes be tricky though to do this without just eating chicken breasts and chugging protein shakes.

The Chocolate & Walnut Protein Loaf is a great mid morning snack with a good amount of carbs and fats to keep you going. If you want to lower the calories a little and are thinking about something to have fairly close to a workout, consider dropping the walnuts and chocolate, replacing with dried fruit such as raisins.

I’ll give you the full calories ,(kcal), and macronutrient breakdowns below. Divide 1513 by the number of slices you chop it into and you’ll have a good idea of the calories & macros for each slice. Saying this I have given you numbers per slices if you cut it into ten pieces, which depending on your loaf tin, is about right.


  • 350g oats 
  • 2 x medium bananas 
  • 50g walnut halves
  • 50g of unflavoured whey protein powder (or protein of choice)
  • 2 x tbsp honey
  • 2 x tbsp cacao 
  • 2 x medium eggs
  • 200g low fat Greek yogurt 
  • 40g of 90% dark chocolate (anything over 70% is good)
  • 2 x tsp baking powder 


  • Preheat your oven to 175c and place grease proof paper in a loaf tin
  • Place oats in blender and blend till all are ground up
  • Place oats, protein powder, cacao & baking powder into a bowl and thoroughly stir together
  • Chop up the walnuts & chocolate squares roughly, then add them to the mixture
  • Place bananas, honey & yogurt into a blender and blend till completely smooth
  • Combine smooth mixture to the dry mixture in bowl and thoroughly mix together
  • Spoon out mixture into the the loaf tin and smooth it down with the back of a spoon
  • Place tin into the preheated oven for 45-60 mins
  • Allow 5 minutes to cool after you’ve removed from the oven
  • Enjoy!

Total Per slice (10 slices)
Calories: 1513kcal (150kcal)

Carbohydrate: 355g (35.5g)

Fat: 95g (9.5g)

Protein: 145g (14.5g)

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