Bake This Nutritious High-Protein Bread with an Easy Recipe!

This high-protein bread is not just healthy—it is packed with protein! One slice of this bread has more protein than a large egg!

Let me show you how I made this healthy bread in the video below using a mix of ingredients that will turn into a super soft and delicious loaf.

Why I Love This High-Protein Bread

This high-protein bread is a fantastic alternative for several reasons. First off, I love that it is absolutely loaded with protein and it is also low in carbs. It is perfect for me, as I am always looking to increase my protein intake.

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Another reason I am so fond of it is that it is gluten-free, and has no flour which is a lifesaver for my husband who is gluten-sensitive. Plus, it is packed with nutrients from sunflower and sesame seeds, and cottage cheese, so I feel good about eating it.

And let me tell you, the taste and texture are amazing. It is incredibly soft and delicious, with a lovely nutty flavor that pairs well with just about any topping.

Overall, it is a healthy, tasty, and versatile bread that I feel great about eating and serving to others!

Related Recipe: If you liked this soft, healthy, high-protein bread, check out my ultimate low-carb, 2-ingredient flaxseed bread recipe here.

High Protein Bread That Is as Delicious as It Is Healthy!

Recipe by Jen Evansy
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Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This delicious, nutritious, and high-protein bread is packed with protein from sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, eggs, and cottage cheese. With a slightly nutty flavor and wonderfully soft texture, it makes a satisfying and healthy alternative to traditional bread. One slice provides more protein than a whole egg, making it an excellent choice for those looking to increase their protein intake.

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  • 1 1/2 cups (200 grams) Sunflower Seeds

  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) Sesame Seeds

  • 2 Eggs

  • 4 tbsp Cream (light or heavy)

  • 5 tbsp Melted Butter

  • 7 tbsp Cottage Cheese

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder


  • Blend Sunflower Seeds: Blend the sunflower seeds until they resemble a coarse meal. The texture should be slightly grainy but smooth enough to mix into the bread dough. Pour them into a large mixing bowl.Blend Sunflower Seeds
  • Blend Sesame Seeds: Blend the sesame seeds until they also turn into a coarse meal. Add the blended sesame seeds to the sunflower seeds in the mixing bowl and mix well until combined. Leave it aside for a moment.Blend Sesame Seeds
  • Prepare Egg Mixture: In another mixing bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them with an electric mixer until the yolks and whites are fully combined and have a light, frothy consistency. Add the cream and mix well. Add the melted butter, ensuring it is not hot. Add the cottage cheese and blend everything with an electric mixer until well combined.Prepare Egg Mixture
  • Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients: Add the salt to the egg mixture and mix well. Pour the blended sunflower and sesame seeds into the egg mixture. Add the baking powder and mix everything thoroughly until it turns into a smooth, uniform batter.Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients
  • Prepare Loaf Pan: Grease a standard loaf pan with oil or butter.Prepare Loaf Pan
  • Transfer Batter to Pan: Scoop the bread batter into the prepared loaf pan, ensuring it fills the corners. Use a spatula to spread the batter evenly across the top, smoothing out any bumps.Transfer Batter to Pan
  • Bake the Bread: Bake the protein bread in a preheated oven at 180°C or 356°F for about 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a warm, inviting, nutty, and buttery aroma is filling the kitchen. A toothpick inserted into the center of the bread should come out clean.Bake the Bread (1)
  • Serve the Bread: After the bread has cooled slightly, carefully turn it onto a cutting board and slice it. Serve the high-protein bread with butter or any desired topping.Serve the Bread

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  • Blending Seeds: For best results, blend the sunflower and sesame seeds in a food processor or high-powered blender to achieve a coarse, meal-like texture.
  • Adjusting Batter Consistency: If the batter seems too thick, add a splash of milk or water to thin it out.
  • Preparing the Loaf Pan: Grease the loaf pan thoroughly with butter or non-stick cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  • Baking Tips: Check the bread after 30 minutes of baking and tent with foil if the top is browning too quickly. Let the bread cool completely before slicing for cleaner cuts.
  • Storage and Freezing: This protein-packed bread freezes well. Slice and wrap portions individually for easy thawing and snacking.
  • Topping Ideas: Top with nut butter, sliced avocado, or a drizzle of honey for added flavor and nutrition.
  • Savory Variation: For a savory twist, mix in shredded cheese, herbs, or chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 1g
  • Total number of serves: 10
  • Calories: 277kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fat: 25g

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Storing Your High-Protein Bread

Once the bread has cooled completely, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container. Because of the cottage cheese, I would recommend refrigerating the bread, which will keep it fresh for up to a week.

For longer storage, freezing is the best option. Slice the bread first so you can easily take out individual slices as needed. Wrap the slices individually in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe bag or container.

When you are ready to enjoy the bread, simply thaw a slice at room temperature or warm it up in the toaster for a quick refresh. This ensures your bread remains fresh, tasty, and safe to eat whenever you need it.

Share Your Thoughts!

If you have any questions or thoughts about this high-protein bread recipe, I would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below or share your feedback in the comments section of my YouTube video. Your comments, suggestions, and thoughts mean a lot to me!

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About Jen Evansy

Nutritionist, researcher, avid home cook, and writer interested in everything nutrition and food-related. Striving to inform, encourage, and inspire all the readers to make healthy and informed choices when it comes to cooking, food, diet, and nutrition.