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Vanilla Almond High-Protein Granola

Vanilla Almond High-Protein Granola
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Prep Time: 10 min Serves: 8
Cooking Time: 16 min Yield: 2 cups of granola
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How does soft, warm, chewy granola sound? This recipe from RunningWithSpoons.com is an ingenious use of protein powder. It can be served over yogurt for breakfast or munched by the handful when that 3 p.m. slump hits. The combination of protein and high-fiber oats and ground flax will keep you feeling full, making this a healthy snack -- just watch the calories from fat (even if they're healthy fats!) from this one. The granola will still be slightly soft when it comes out of the oven, but it will harden up at room temperature.



1. Preheat oven to 325F and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. Set aside.
2. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add almond butter and honey, stirring until the almond butter is melted and fully combined with the honey.
3. Stir in vanilla extract.
4. Remove from heat and add oats, protein powder, flax, cinnamon and salt.
5. Mix well and use a spatula to ensure that all of the oats are well coated.
6. Spread the granola mixture over a baking sheet, leaving as many clusters as you want, and bake for 8 minutes.
7. Stir and bake for another 8 minutes, or until lightly golden.
8. Let cool completely before adding chocolate chips and transferring to a storage container.


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