High Protein Homemade Granola

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Sweetened with cinnamon and honey, this high protein granola is filled with oats, nuts, seeds, and flavor.

High protein granola.

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 mission to create a high-protein version filled with whole grain oats, hearty nuts, crunchy seeds, and protein powder. And I’m pleased with the result of my High Protein Homemade Granola for you to try!


  • Oats: High in protein and fiber, oats roast wonderfully to be crunchy and delicious in many breakfast foods.
  • Walnuts: I use walnuts because they’re a personal favorite, but you could use pecans, cashews, or hazelnuts as well.
  • Pumpkin seeds: Rich in vitamins and minerals, and much easier to eat in their raw form, they add a nice change in texture to the granola.
  • Flaxseed meal: Flavorless, but adds omega 3s and fiber to the granola.
  • Protein powder: Packs in the punch to help keep you full and satisfied until lunch.
  • Cinnamon: Sweetens as well as adds loads of anti-oxidants.
  • Salt: Just a pinch, but it helps balance out the flavors and sweetness.
  • Honey: Naturally sweetens the granola without adding a ton of processed sugar.
  • Olive oil: Helps the granola roast and get nice and crunchy in the oven.

How to Make High Protein Homemade Granola

Adding oats to bowl

Start your High Protein Homemade Granola by adding oats to a large bowl.

Chopped walnuts to bowl

Then add in the chopped walnuts (or whatever nut you have on hand).

Adding flaxseed meal to bowl

Followed by the raw pumpkin seeds and flaxseed meal.

Adding cinnamon to bowl

Add in the protein powder, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.

Stirring granola

Stir all of your dry ingredients together until evenly mixed.

Adding honey to granola

Next add the honey or maple syrup.

Adding olive oil to granola

And finish with the drizzle of olive oil.

Laying granola out on baking sheet

Spread the granola evenly over a prepared baking sheet, then pop in the oven at 325 for 25-30 minutes.

High protein homemade granola.

Let it cool once removed from the oven, then enjoy your High Protein Homemade Granola!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you eat granola directly?

Yes! It doesn’t need to be mixed or added to anything.

What do you mix granola with?

I like to add it to smoothies, yogurt, sprinkle it on top of muffins, eat in in a bowl of milk, or just snack on it dry!

How long does homemade granola last?

Kept in an airtight container, high protein homemade granola will keep for up to a week.

High protein homemade granola.

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Whether you like to munch on it as a snack, or add it to your yogurt in the morning, this High Protein Homemade Granola will keep you full and satisfied.

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High protein granola

High Protein Homemade Granola

4.57 stars average
Sweetened with cinnamon and honey, this high protein granola is filled with oats, nuts, seeds, and flavor.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
TOTAL: 40 minutes



  • 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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Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 86mgPotassium: 167mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 85IUVitamin C: 1.1mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1.5mg
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47 responses to “High Protein Homemade Granola”

  1. x Avatar

    you call this high protein when it’s 200 calories and 5 grams of protein? completely misleading. just 1/2 a cup of oats is 150 calories and over 5 grams of protein.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      This is 5 grams of protein for every 1/4 cup, so 10 grams for a 1/2 cup.

  2. Sue Whitcomb Avatar
    Sue Whitcomb

    What protein powder do you like to use?

  3. Holly Lee Avatar
    Holly Lee

    Hello! I’m making this now and I’m excited! I am wondering if the nutrition facts are correct, though. I read several protein granola recipes and even recipes with no protein powder whatsoever will come out higher in protein. I was hoping this protein powder would give it an extra boost.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Could the serving size be different? I’m not sure what the portion is for the other recipes you’re looking at!