Updated: Mar 19
So if you're on my insta or fb, you'll notice that I make a wide variety of things besides cookies such as various dinners, desserts, healthy snacks, breakfast foods and I've considered posting them on here. One of these things is High Protein Granola. Now I started making this because I used to buy the store bought high protien granola and it was delicious.....until I looked at the nutrition facts. I was absolutely shocked to see the sugar content. It was sometimes double or triple the amount of protein in each serving which was making it high sugar not high protien.
So after many trials and errors I came up with my own recipe. One that I could make in bulk because lets face it....my fiance likes to eat the crap out of it. AND I can control the sugar so here it is in all its glory.
P.S. Read the notes for some tips on making it
High Protein Granola Recipe
6 Cups Oats
3 Cups raw Walnuts
1.5 Cups raw Pumpkin Seeds
1.5 Cups Flax Seed
3 TBSP Chia Seeds
1.5 Cups Protien powder (I use vanilla ISO whey protien)
1 TBSP of cinnamon (you can use less if you don't like cinnamon)
2 tsp salt
1 Cup Honey
1 Cup Olive Oil
2-3 tbsp flavouring or extract
Preheat oven to 325 F and line a pan with foil.
Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly in a bowl
Add wet ingredients starting with oil first and fold in.
make a layer of granola on your foil lined tray place in the oven for 15-20 minutes taking them out 1 or 2 times to mix
When granola is golden brown, let it cool completely and store in an airtight tuppaware.
Some things to note about this recipe, I typically make mine with crushed walnuts. They’re cheaper if you can go to someplace like sprouts and buy them in bulk. You can also substitute any mix of cashews and almonds halves. Just realize cashews have more fat in them.
Also, this recipe is on the healthier side of the sweet scale. Meaning if you’d like it sweeter, just add a little extra honey to your bowl when you go to eat it. And while I’m on the subject, 1 cup seems like a lot of honey but it roughly comes out to 5grams of sugar or less per serving when I calculated it. Look at the back of store bought granola then come thank me lol.
As for the flavouring, I use vanilla or if I have extra, vanilla bean paste. This is just my preference but almond, hazelnut, and even butter flavouring all taste pretty darn good.
Lastly, when you go to mix it, my advice would be to add the oil to the dry mix in a big blob, then add honey in a similar blob like fashion otherwise it’s a pain to get the honey off your measuring cup and fold in. I’ve tried it multiple ways, this one is the less messy and it mixes thoroughly.
This is in total should make about a cereal box full and is great with fresh berries and milk, ice cream, or as a snack.
Anyways. Hope you like it and let me know if you have any questions!