Protein packed granola recipe
Try My Favorite High Protein Granola Recipe
Makes 20 servings
This protein packed granola recipe is so much tastier and nutritious than purchasing commercial brands. Enjoy granola on top of yogurt with fruit or as a morning breakfast cereal with milk. My family is a huge fan of granola so this makes a big batch but you can of course make a half recipe if you want a smaller quantity or place in the freezer (just don’t add the dried fruit until you are going to enjoy fresh)..
What you need:
3.5 cups roughly chopped nuts or seeds (almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pistachios etc)
2.5 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup hemp hearts
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut ribbons or flakes
3 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1.5 cups dried fruit (such as raisins, dried cranberries, dried blueberries or dried gogi berries etc.).
How you make:
Mix everything together (except dried fruit) in a large baking dish and bake at 325 F for 30-40 minutes (stirring every 10 minutes) until browned and toasted.
Once cool stir in dried fruit and store in an air tight container.
Serve with milk or on top of yogurt, cottage cheese or dessert tofu with your favorite fruit such as berries, diced apples, diced pears or sliced peaches or plums.
Nutrients Per Serving: (1 serving = 56 g)
Nutrition analysis based on 1 cup almonds, 1 cup pecans, 1/2 cup cashews, 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds AND 3/4 cup raisins, 3/4 cup dried cranberries
23 g Carbohydrate
8 g Protein
18.9 g Fat
4.8 g Fibre
We hope you like this high protein granola recipe!
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So I’m trying to do some low carb recipes and high protein. I’m 61 and find I need more protein and less carbs to lose weight. I exercise5 days/ week. High cardio workouts. What are the most nutritious nuts to eat?
Hello Deb – thanks for your note here. All nuts are good plant based sources of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and protein so as we like to say – variety is the spice of life so mix up the types of nuts you eat. There are many ways to eat well and build a plan that works for your health and achievement of your personal best weight. You might find this article here helpful https://www.healthstandnutrition.com/best-way-to-lose-weight/ as well as https://www.healthstandnutrition.com/best-diet/. Also feel free to reach out for private virtual nutrition counseling with a Dietitian on our team as this can really help to customize the information for you. Find out more here: https://www.healthstandnutrition.com/personal-nutrition/weight-emotional-eating/
Can you sub canola oil for the coconut oil? Is it for flavor?
Hello Carol – I have not tried making the recipe with anything other than coconut oil but considering the recipe calls for melting the coconut oil I would imagine you could use canola oil in this recipe. Give it a try. Enjoy!