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Vegan Protein Power Granola Mattie

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This Vegan Protein Power Granola recipe is great for a hearty first meal of the day because it's low in sugar, high in protein and high in flavor. It gets the bulk of its protein from hemp protein powder. It then utilizes natural sweeteners like maple syrup, chopped dates and raisins for a complex sweetness profile that won't send blood sugar levels through the roof, if you don't drown it in maple syrup anyway. Walnuts and pecans round out the crunch department in this vegan granola while providing a tasty contrast with the hemp powder.

Vegan Protein Power Granola Recipe

½ cup maple syrup

½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup almond butter
¼ cup non-dairy milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt

5 cups rolled oats (aka old fashioned)
1 cup hemp protein powder (or similar protein powder)
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup chopped pecans
1 cup chopped dates

1 cup raisins

1) Whisk together the flavor building ingredients

Preheat the oven to 300F (149C). In a large bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, vegetable oil, almond butter, non-dairy milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt

2) Whisk togethe the dry ingredients followed by the nuts and dates

Stir in the rolled oats, followed by the protein powder, followed by the nuts and dates. Please note: Avoid using soy flour as a protein powder substitute in this recipe because of its bitterness.

3) Bake the vegan granola to perfection

Place the mixture on a baking tray and spread it out flat. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the granola starts to dry. If using two baking sheets, switch racks halfway in between baking time. Remove from the oven and let cool. 

4) Break up the granola and stir in the raisins

Break up the bunches of granola into smaller pieces, transfer to a large bowl and stir in raisins. Transfer to a covered container. This recipe makes about 8 cups of Vegan Protein Power Granola.


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Going to make this tonight- any idea what the aprox protein count per serving is? This is great for pregnancy when you need a significantly higher amt. of protein. Thanks!
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Reviewed by A January 31, 2013

Looks Good! Trying today!

Going to make this tonight- any idea what the aprox protein count per serving is? This is great for pregnancy when you need a significantly higher amt. of protein. Thanks!

Owner's reply

Hi A! Unfortunately I don't know how much protein this granola has but I'd guess that it has at least twice the protein of normal granola. Hope you enjoy it!

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I make this cereal once a week. Love it! Great way to get some extra protein (my husband and I both lift weights) Keeps you full all morning and gives me loads of energy for a great workout. I tweaked it a bit - I use almond extract instead of vanilla, add 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and use 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup dried cranberries. Perfect recipe for customizing your favorite breakfast ingredients.
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Reviewed by Chris September 21, 2011

Lightly sweet, high protein energy cereal!!

I make this cereal once a week. Love it! Great way to get some extra protein (my husband and I both lift weights) Keeps you full all morning and gives me loads of energy for a great workout. I tweaked it a bit - I use almond extract instead of vanilla, add 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and use 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup dried cranberries. Perfect recipe for customizing your favorite breakfast ingredients.

Owner's reply

So glad this granola is powering you both through the day Chris! Now I need to make this again with the nutmeg and cranberries. Lately I've been a huge fan of the raisin/cranberry duo in baked goods.

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