Wingman's High Protein Granola
I was texting with a friend last week and was reminded that I have not been posting recipes on a regular basis. I wanted to share my recipe for high protein granola. The wonderful thing about homemade granola is that you can flavor it to suit your taste, you control what is in it and it is inexpensive to make. You can munch on this plain or with your favorite plant milk or plant yogurt.
2 cups oatmeal (regular or gluten free)
½ cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup flax and chia seed meal
1 scoop plant-based protein powder (optional)
2 teaspoons cinnamon (or pumpkin spice)
½ teaspoon sea salt (optional)
½ cup maple syrup
1/3 cup olive oil, avocado oil or coconut oil (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, mix oats, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flax meal, protein powder (optional), cinnamon and salt (optional).
I use Bob’s Red Mill extra thick cut oatmeal. It is my favorite.
The combination of flax and chia seeds is a great way to get your omega-3s and extra fiber. I use Carrington Farms Flax Chia Blend.
Use any protein powder of choice. My favorite right now is a new plant-based protein powder called Plant Made. I would highly encourage you to try this one; it is quickly becoming my new fav.
3. Add the maple syrup and oil
You can omit the oil this if you are oil free. The oil helps to toast the oats during baking. I have also just lightly sprayed the top of the oats once they are in the pan so that I decrease the volume of oil used.
4. Stir well to evenly coat mixture.
5. Spread mixture in an even layer on a baking sheet
I have become a fan of the Amazon Basics Silicone Baking Mats. They are easy to use and easy to clean.
6. Bake until golden (20 – 30 minutes depending on your oven temperature)
If you like crumbly granola you can shake the pan and turn the pieces over to brown on multiple sides.
I leave in the oven after turning it off until the oven cools. It makes the granola a little extra crispy. Be careful not to burn the granola; it does not taste great if the oats are burned.
7. Let cool completely before serving.
Notes: You can add some dried fruit of choice to the recipe (cranberries, raisins, etc). You will need to recalculate the nutrition information accordingly. Macros calculated using Cronometer
Recipe adapted from: High Protein Healthy Granola https://thelemonbowl.com/high-protein-homemade-granola/