A High-Protein & Foolproof Bread Recipe

Founder of Pure Food By Scott Christ
Founder of Pure Food
Scott Christ is the founder of Pure Food Company, which makes quality plant protein powders for clean eaters.
A High-Protein & Foolproof Bread Recipe

Anyone who has ever tried to cook bread knows how hard it can be.

My foray into breadmaking began a couple of years ago after I read Michael Pollan's book Cooked (they also made a Netflix series worth checking out). Since then, I've experimented with all types of breads: gluten-free, whole grain, and the incredibly delicious sourdough (using a live sourdough starter, of course).

My first few attempts were laughable—but like any other skill, you get better as you go.

My most recent experiment was a huge success, and I'd like to share it with you.

For all prep novices, don't worry: This one's pretty foolproof. This one took only 15 minutes of prep and 45 minutes of cooking time (I've spent entire days making a loaf of bread).

Now, as someone who exercises every day and owns a small health-food business, I should mention that my definition of a "healthy" bread is pretty stringent (when I'm not splurging on sourdough). Here's what you'll get with this nutritious, high-protein bread recipe:

  • All natural: no processed chemicals, fillers, or extracts
  • 100 percent whole-grain flours (a combination of organic white whole-wheat flour plus a bit of flaxseed powder and coconut flour for some healthy fiber and fats)
  • No added sugar (just a couple of grams of natural fruit sugars from the banana that gave it just the right amount of sweetness)
  • 9 grams of protein per slice

Healthy High-Protein Bread Recipe


  • 2 scoops all natural, organic, plant-based vanilla protein powder*
  • 3 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ cup flaxseed powder
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 3 to 4 cups warm water (start with 3 then add more as needed)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon real vanilla-bean powder (a bit of extract works, too, but if you can afford real vanilla beans, it's worth the splurge)


1. Mix all ingredients together for 5 minutes in a mixer on low-medium setting. Add more water as needed if your mix seems too dry.

2. Grease a bread loaf pan with coconut or olive oil.

3. Pour all ingredients into bread pan. Allow 1 to 2 hours to rise.

4. Preheat oven to 450°F. Bake for 25 minutes. Turn down the heat to 350°F and cook for an additional 20 minutes.

*Find out how to choose a healthy protein powder here.

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