Protein Granola

This Protein Granola is a great way to fuel your body while keeping you full and satisfied. Made with whole grains, nuts, seeds, and clean protein powder this recipe provides you with a healthy source of energy.

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a bowl of protein granola.

Homemade granola like this High Protein Granola recipe is 100 times better than anything on the store shelves. We also love this Vanilla Almond Granola and this yummy Honey Nut Granola recipe. Check out all of our healthy Snack Recipes for more inspiration.

IN THIS POST: Everything you need to make Protein Granola

a bowl of protein granola.

Ingredients for this recipe

  • rolled oats – this is the main base of homemade granola, adding a chewy texture
  • vanilla protein powder – this adds the staying power that keeps you full
  • cinnamon – gives the recipe a toasty, cozy flavor
  • fine sea salt – brings out the taste of all the other ingredients
  • ground flax – adds a nice boost of dietary fiber
  • nuts – for that much needed crunch! I use pecans and cashews in this recipe
  • coconut oil – helps to make the granola crisp and rich
  • maple syrup – natural sweetness as well as helping to make crunchy clumps
  • peanut butter – for even more protein and flavor
  • dried cranberriesdried fruit is optional but it adds a pop of sweetness
ingredients on a tray.

Instructions

Start by preheating your oven to 300 and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Next, add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and give them a good stir to blend everything together.

dry ingredients being stirred in a bowl.

Then, over medium-low heat in a small saucepan, melt together the maple syrup, coconut oil, and peanut butter.

Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth.

peanut butter mixture being stirred in a saucepan.

Next, pour the peanut butter mixture over the protein and oats in the large bowl and stir everything well.

You want everything to be coated.

granola mixture being stirred in a bowl.

Finally, spread the granola mixture onto the prepared baking sheet in an even layer and pop it in the heated oven to bake.

granola mixture spread onto a baking sheet.

Give it a stir halfway through baking to ensure everything is crisping up evenly. Take it out of the oven and press in the dried cranberries, if you are using them.

Allow it to cool in the pan for about 20 minutes, then break it into yummy granola clusters.

This recipe boasts 10 grams of protein per serving and is hands down better than any store-bought granola. It stores well and is great for meal prep.

a bowl of protein granola.

Serving Suggestions

  • Pour the protein granola into a bowl, add milk, and enjoy as cereal.
  • Boost the protein even more by mixing the granola into Greek yogurt.
  • Add it to your morning oatmeal for added texture and flavor.
  • Mix it into a smoothie bowl to add crunch.
  • Enjoy it by the handful for an easy snack and equally easy energy boost.
  • Make a super charged protein dessert by adding it to this Protein Ice Cream.

FAQS, Tips, and Substitutions

  • Is this granola vegan? Yes! Vegans can rejoice in this one as we use a plant-based protein powder. I recommend the Ora brand – So Lean So Clean in vanilla flavor.
  • Is this recipe gluten-free? Ensure it reads certified gluten-free on the label of the oats for allergy concerns and you are good to go.
  • Store this granola at room temperature in a sealed airtight container for up to a week.
  • Substitute honey as the sweetener instead of maple syrup – it just won’t be considered vegan.
  • Use your favorite nuts – we love pecans and cashews but walnuts and hazelnuts are also super delicious.
  • Substitute the ground flax for any other seeds such as pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, or sunflower seeds.
a bowl of protein granola.

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Protein Granola

Sharon Rhodes
This Protein Granola is a great way to fuel your body while keeping you full and satisfied. Made with whole grains, nuts, seeds, and clean protein powder this recipe provides you with a healthy source of energy.
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 339 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oven to 300° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.300 °F
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, protein powder, cinnamon, ground flaxseeds, and chopped nuts. Set this bowl aside.
  • Over medium-low heat in a small saucepan, melt together the maple syrup, coconut oil, and peanut butter. Stir until smooth.
  • Remove from the heat and pour the peanut butter mixture over the oats mixture in the large mixing bowl. Stir to combine and coat everything well.
  • Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet into an even layer.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then stir the granola. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until golden.
  • Remove the granola from the oven and sprinkle the dried cranberries on top and press them into the warm mixture.
  • Let the granola cool in the pan for 15-20 minutes.
  • Break into clusters and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Notes

  • Is this granola vegan? Yes! Vegans can rejoice in this one as we use a plant-based protein powder. I recommend the Ora brand – So Lean So Clean in vanilla flavor.
  • Is this recipe gluten-free? Ensure it reads certified gluten-free on the label of the oats for allergy concerns and you are good to go.  
  • Store this granola at room temperature in a sealed airtight container for up to a week.
  • Substitute honey as the sweetener instead of maple syrup – it just won’t be considered vegan.
  • Use your favorite nuts – we love pecans and cashews but walnuts and hazelnuts are also super delicious.
  • Substitute the ground flax for any other seeds such as pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, or sunflower seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 339kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 10gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 168mgPotassium: 256mgFiber: 5gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 2mg
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13 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This had just the RIGHT amount of crunch and sweetness. I loved it and thought it was delicious with some Greek yogurt!

  2. 5 stars
    This is delish! I’m always looking for an extra boost of protein in the morning and this recipe really delivered!

  3. 5 stars
    I stopped eating store bought granola a long time ago because of the horrible ingredients in it. So, I was so excited to see your recipe. I made a big batch of it and stored it! This is such a great breakfast recipe to have on hand. Thanks for an easy vegan granola recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    This is not only delicious granola but actually kept me full! I’ll be making this all the time. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    This granola was super delicious! I love that it uses protein powder and also the dried cranberries. What delicious ways to add in some extra vitamins! Will make again!

  6. 5 stars
    I made this up and added some dried fruits and mini dark chocolate chips to create the best protein-filled trail mix for snacking. YUM! TY!!

  7. 5 stars
    Can’t get enough of my granola mixed with Greek yogurt! It is always satisfying and super delicious!

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