Protein-Packed Granola

  • Preparation time:
  • 5 min
  • Total time:
  • 35 min
  • Makes:
  • 5 1/2 cups
Protein-Packed Granola

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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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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:

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