Control the sugar and try out this protein-packed homemade granola recipe that is scented with cinnamon and filled with oats, nuts, and seeds.
Granola is always a huge hit at my house. My boys love stirring it into yogurt, my husband loves snacking on it at work and I love sprinkling it on top of my smoothies.
Since my family loves it so much, I set out on a missing to create a high-protein version filled with whole grain oats, hearty nuts, crunchy seeds, and protein powder. For sweetness, I add a touch of honey but maple syrup would work great too. I also love using molasses to sweeten granola.
When it comes to the mix-ins, use whatever nuts and seeds you have on hand. We buy walnuts in bulk because they are our favorite but pecans, cashews or hazelnuts are all great options.
Pumpkin seeds and flaxseed meal add even more healthy fats and omega 3’s and they give the granola the perfect crunchy texture. Sprinkle on cinnamon and a pick of salt and you’re good to go.
No forks required.
High Protein Healthy Granola
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together oats, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flax, protein powder, cinnamon and salt.
- Drizzle in honey and olive oil then stir well to evenly coat mixture. Spread mixture in an even layer on a baking sheet and bake until golden, about 30 minutes (depending on how your oven runs I'd start watching at 20 minutes to prevent burning). Let cool completely before serving.
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