Vanilla Protein Granola

Serves 4

60 Minute Prep Time

By Sarah Skalzub, RHN on January 4, 2016 , categorized in Breakfast

Your breakfast just got a whole lot more interesting with this quick and easy Vanilla Protein Granola. Top off your fresh fruit, smoothie bowl, coconut ice cream with it, or just add almond milk to your homemade granola and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 serving Vanilla Vega® Protein & Greens
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds or flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 chopped dark chocolate bar (at least 70% cocoa, such as Vega Maca Chocolate Bar)
  • Pinch of sea salt

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Place all ingredients except the chocolate bar in a large bowl and mix together, so that the coconut oil sticks to all of the dry ingredients.

  3. Line one small baking sheet with parchment paper and press granola into the pan in one even layer.

  4. Bake in oven for 15 minutes.

  5. While granola is baking, chop up the chocolate bar.

  6. After 15 minutes, take granola out of oven and flip over in large pieces.

  7. Place back into oven for another 8-10 minutes or until your granola starts to brown slightly.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cool, break into chunks and add in chopped chocolate and store in an airtight container.

Sarah Skalzub, RHN

Sarah is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer and works at Vega as a Product Specialist. Sarah educates from experience! Drawing on her retail leadership in the natural health industry, her own nutrition consulting, and a personal passion, she equips audiences with tools and inspiration to feel their absolute best from the inside, out. Specializing in sports and fitness recommendations, Sarah is active as a runner, playing soccer or enjoying the Rocky Mountains on her snowboard.

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