Protein Granola

Super Strength Health Protein GranolaThis granola was whipped up for a meal plan for a vegan, gluten free client looking to up her protein. In addition to her vegan-gluten-free-ness, she was also leery of soy and kiiiiiiinda grossed out by the texture of smoothies. I was so stoked when I got this list of specifics, because I absolutely love a challenge. As soon as I got her email, I couldn’t stop brainstorming.

I knew I wanted to find a way to get Vega protein powder into non-smoothie form (obviously you guys know I am a huge advocate of Vega’s products. There really isn’t a more digestible, clean, delicious product on the market). I tried making pancakes, but couldn’t manage a good-tasting recipe that didn’t also include gluten-free all purpose flour (which I basically think of as bleached flour, and not great for regular consumption) and then I thought of it….granola. This granola is great. It is crunchy, full of whole grains and slow-burning carbs, gluten-free, and low on sugar and oil. I eat mine on top of homemade coconut milk yogurt, but it’s great in a bowl of almond milk, too.

Protein Granola
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Serves: 6
  • ½ cup buckwheat
  • 1 cup Gluten Free rolled oats
  • ¾ cup cashew
  • 1 scoop Vega one french vanilla protein powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • ½ Cup vanilla almond milk
  • 3 dates
  • Pumpkin pie spice to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place oats, buckwheat, and cashews in a large bowl.
  3. Place the protein powder, almond milk, and coconut oil in a medium saucepan. Turn heat to medium and whisk until mixture is smooth, thick and creamy (and just beginning to bubble).
  4. Break up dates into small pieces and add them to the almond milk/protein mixture.
  5. Pour mixture over oats, stirring to combine and coat. Spread evenly on prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 42 to 45 minutes, stirring once or twice, or until granola is dry. Remove from oven and let cool completely on sheet.
  7. Store cooled granola in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for up to 2 months.

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