When I was attending BeautyCon in NYC last year I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw the Vital Proteins booth. I had read about the benefits of drinkable collagen like improved skin elasticity and moisture but I had not taken the plunge and tried it. After talking with the brand I realized how easy it is to incorporate into your daily routine and I decided to give it a try. I can totally see a difference in my hair, skin and nails plus it also adds protein to my daily diet. I have put it into smoothies, coffee, water and now this banana bread! Yes the shocker is you can use it hot or cold without “denaturing” the product. If you are looking to try collagen but haven't yet I highly recommend it, you will see results in as little as 2 weeks! Now I sound like I'm on an infomercial but I seriously love this stuff (and the banana bread it also to die for!)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
1.5 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon fine salt
1.5 cups mashed ripe bananas
3/4 cup Greek yogurt (full fat, unflavored)
2 scoops of Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Peptides
Preheat oven to 350˚
Butter your loaf pan, set aside
Fit your stand mixer with the paddle attachment and cream together the butter and sugars untilthey are fluffy (3-4 min on high)
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
With the mixer on low add the eggs and vanilla, mix until incorporated then add the bananas and yogurt.
Keeping the mixer on low add dry ingredients and mix just until they come together (do not over mix these machines are powerful!) Add in the Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
Pour the batter into your loaf pan and smooth the top, bake for 45 minutes, the bread is done when a cake tester or skewer comes out clean.
When the loaf has cooled slightly carefully flip it onto a cooling rack to cool completely.