Protein-Packed Granola


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time35 mins
  • Makes5 1/2 cups
Protein-Packed Granola

Combining rolled oats, natural nut butter and pumpkin seeds, this granola is higher in protein than many boxed cereals. Kids will also love it as a snack straight up!


  • 3 cups rolled oats

  • 3 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seed

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4-1/2 tsp ground cardamom, adjust to taste

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 2 1/2 tbsp almond butter, or other nut butter

  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup

  • 1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses

  • 1/3 cup brown rice syrup

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla

  • 1/2-3/4 cup combination of raisins, and chopped dates

  • 1 tsp orange zest, or lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 300°F. In a bowl, combine the rolled oats, seeds, cinnamon, cardamom and sea salt.

  • In another bowl, stir together almond butter, maple syrup, molasses, brown rice syrup and vanilla. Add wet mixture to dry, combining well.

  • Transfer to parchment sheet lined baking sheet and spread out. Bake for 27-30 minutes. Remove from oven.

  • Sprinkle in raisins/dates and zest, and let cool completely. Break up into clusters after cooling.

Watch our video tutorial for step-by-step instructions:

This article was originally published on Aug 27, 2014

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