Crunchy Granola with Chocolate Protein (optional!)2013-06-19
- Servings : 10
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 25m
- Ready In : 35m
The other week I was sent an email request from a lovely twitter follower asking me to look at a crunchy granola recipe that she had found.. my response? Let’s create a nic’s nutrition crunchy granola recipe that’s packed with taste as well as nutritional goodness!
You can customize this recipe to suit.. by adding your own chosen dried fruit, seeds, nuts and spices (additional cocoa is optional!) as well as protein powder if you use it (I added a scoop of Sativa Chocolate & Caramel Protein Powder to mine which went perfectly with the dried cranberries & pumpkin seeds!).
- 85g (1 cup) porridge oats
- 30g (1/2 cup) desiccated coconut
- 40g (1/4 cup) pumpkin seeds
- 80g (1/2 cup) chopped almonds (pulse whole almonds in a food processor to break up)
- 30g (1 scoop) protein powder*
- 100g (2/3 cup) dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp cocoa - optional
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp (26g) coconut oil
- 4 tbsp agave nectar/freedom/honey
Nutritional stats are approximate for per 50g serving.
Mixed together the oats, coconut flakes, almonds and pumpkin seeds before spreading on a baking tray and baking for 15 minutes at 175 degrees C, stirring half way
Meanwhile, mix together the dried cranberries with the protein powder (optional), cinnamon, cocoa (optional) and salt
Heat the coconut oil and agave nectar in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until melted
Add the toasted oat mix to the coated dried cranberries and melted coconut oil/agave nectar until thoroughly combined.
Pack the mixture into a 8x8 or 9x9 baking tray and press down, knocking out any air
Bake in the oven at 150 degrees C for 20 mins before allowing to cool (I speeded up the cooling process by popping it in the fridge).. and breaking up the mixture with a spoon (the big chunks are SO satifying to nibble on!!). Store your granola in an air-tight container.
Serving suggestions – with almond milk for breakfast or topped onto a fruit salad and fat-free plain yoghurt!
*with Total Greek Yoghurt & Berries!
*This blog post contains an affiliate link. Please read my disclaimer page for more information and for my policy on using protein powders in recipes, gluten-free foods/baking and vegetarian/vegan recipes.
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This information is per serving.