What comes to your mind when you think of Granola?
- High Calorie?
- High in bad fat?
Other than the short-term taste benefits, regular granola is only going to do bad things for you and your body!
Oh the joys of shop bought granola eh?
Plus, you eat it for breakfast and next thing you know you’re starving hungry less than an hour later because it has no protein or fibre in it.
However, if you love granola, and who doesn’t?, there’s no need to despair — we have a solution for you!
Say hello to high protein granola. This protein-packed granola is incredibly easy and cheap to make!
Plus, you can customise it to suit your tastes or diet with optional extras like flaked almonds, dried fruits, or make it more decadent and desert like, with stuff like dark chocolate drops.
Macros*: Calories 177, Protein 8.0g, Carbs 19.6g, Fat 7.3g
- 35g Nut Butter (I used a high protein Nuts ‘N More Cinnamon Raisin Almond flavour)
- 2 tbsp of zero calorie syrup (such as Go Nutrition, Skinny Syrup, The Protein Works)
- ½ tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 tbsp of Stevia
- 100g Oats
- 1 First Protein Flavour Capsule (optional, but what I used for the cinnabon flavour)
- Mix the nut butter, syrup, and a dash of water in a small ramkin or bowl and microwave in short blasts (20 seconds or so) until melted and warm.
- In a large bowl, mix the oats, stevia, cinnamon and the now wet nut butter mixture. Add the flavour capsule at this point and then the dried fruit.
- Mix with a spoon to begin, before then using your hands to make it into more crumbled and granola-like consistency.
- Once fully mixed, spread on a lined baking tray and put in the oven for 20 mins at 180°c.
- Check it after 20 minutes. If it is still soft, stick it back in the oven for a bit longer (the raisins should burst and the granola be a golden colour).
*Note: Macros are given for one serving assuming 3 servings in total.