High Protein Granola

As your days become busier it can become harder and harder to stick to eating nutritious foods on a regular basis. In times like these it becomes essential to be organized and prepared. Keeping your cupboards stocked with healthy staples, and preparing meals and snacks ahead of time, can make clean eating a bit easier for you.

High Protein GranolaOne thing that keeps many fitness enthusiasts and athletes on track is taking one day of the week to prepare some meals for the upcoming week. For example, making a batch of homemade protein bars or muffins and freezing them allows for a quick on-the-go meal when you’re pressed for time. This month, try this high protein granola recipe. A handful of granola mid-afternoon hits the sweet spot and satisfies your protein and fiber needs.

In a bowl, mix together:

  • 8 cups Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup Wheat Germ
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 cup Chopped Dried Apricots
  • 3 scoops ISOFLEX (Vanilla Flavor)

In another bowl, mix together:

  • 1/3 cup Honey (microwave for 20 seconds first)*
  • 1 jar (8-10 oz) Sugar Free Apricot Jam
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Apple Juice

Combine the two bowls mixing well. Spread on a large cookie tray, that has been sprayed with cooking spray. You may need to use two cookie trays. Bake at 350, stirring every 5-10 minutes, for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and store in an air tight container, or prepack into snack baggies for an easy grab-and-go snack.

Feel free to change the kind of nuts, dried fruit, or jam flavor if you would like.

*If you spray the measuring cup with cooking spray before you measure the honey, it will come out easier

Nutritional Breakdown per 1 Serving (makes 12 servings)

Calories: 347
Protein: 17.25 g
Fat: 6.3 g
Carbohydrate: 55.4 g

Lauren Coles

Lauren is a personal trainer and nutritionist. She is a recent Brock University and Ryerson University graduate from the Food and Nutrition program, who is passionate about eating, cooking, running, and weight training. Lauren hopes to one day compete in fitness competitions.

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