Why you will LOVE This Recipe
A quick and easy picky-eater-approved recipe for breakfast on those BUSY family mornings is always a winner! You know the ones- healthy peanut butter oatmeal breakfast bars are most definitely one of them, and anytime I make vegan granola bars, they are an absolute HIT! Today, we are going to take granola and bring it to the next level by upping the protein and using good-for-you ingredients to make the crunchiest, most delicious granola EVER! Please welcome high protein granola recipe to the blog and to your breakfast table! It contains so much goodness, and with just the perfect amount of sweetness, itâ€™ll satisfy your sweet tooth AND keep your body full and energized!
When you go to buy store-bought granola, you might notice that the ingredients contain a high amount of processed sugars and maybe an ingredient or five that you canâ€™t pronounce! That is not the case with this protein granola recipe- it is made with wholesome, healthful ingredients. Hereâ€™s the rundown of everything you will need to make it at home:
- Rolled Old Fashioned Oats
- Vanilla Protein Powder
- Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)
- Slivered Almonds
- Flax Meal
- Chia Seeds
- Coconut Oil
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Maple Syrup
If you want to make it lower carb, you can also check out my low carb keto granola recipe!
How to make Protein Granola
Turn on the oven and allow it to fully preheat fully. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add the oats, protein powder, cinnamon and salt and mix to combine. Add in the pepitas, almonds, flax meal and chia seeds and stir once again until everything is well incorporated.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the coconut oil, peanut butter and maple syrup in the microwave and stir until smooth.Â
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix thoroughly, until everything is coated evenly. Spread the mixture out on your prepared pan.
Place the pan into the oven and bake your granola for a little while. Pull the pan from the oven, stir, then pop it back into the oven until the granola is golden brown.
Let your granola cool COMPLETELY on the pan, then serve as desired and DEVOUR!
Top Tips for making High Protein Granola
- Stir Halfway: The bake time for this granola is approximately 25 minutes to half an hour in total. Itâ€™s important to STOP baking halfway through, though, to mix around the granola so that everything bakes evenly!
- Press it Together: If you LOVE chunky granola, press the pieces together once you pull the pan from the oven, so that it will stick and you will have big chunks!
- Keep the heat LOW: Baking the granola at a low temperature helps to achieve the best texture possible. It will slowly toast the ingredients and make them perfectly crunchy while allowing everything to bake evenly.
If thereâ€™s something you want to change about this recipe, go ahead and tweak away! Instead of peanut butter, you could use almond butter or cashew butter. If almonds arenâ€™t your thing, toss in some peanuts, cashews and/or walnuts to the mix. Once the granola has cooled completely, you could toss in some chocolate chips or chunks for some decadence or a handful of raisins or dried cranberries for some chewy, tangy goodness.
Homemade Protein Granola Storage
I recommend storing this granola in an airtight container and labeling it with the date you made it. Go ahead and keep it chilled in the fridge for up to one week.
Can you freeze Granola?
YES! This tasty homemade granola can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months to enjoy whenever you want!
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- Heat your oven to 300 degrees and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together the oats, protein powder, cinnamon and salt.
- Add in the flax, chia seeds, pepitas and almonds and stir until well mixed.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the coconut oil, peanut butter and maple syrup.
- Stir into the dry ingredients until well mixed.
- Spread onto the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
- Stir and then bake for another 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
- If you want chunky granola, press it together a little bit on the pan.
- Let it cool completely on the pan and then DEVOUR!
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