This granola has a nice chocolatey flavor and 5 grams of protein per 1/2 cup! I used whey protein powder for this. If you use a soy, you might need a little more liquid.
- 2 cups Rice Krispies
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup (25 g) sliced almonds
- 4 tablespoons of coconut
- 2 tablespoons of apple juice concentrate
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 -3 tablespoons of water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 2 tsp of oil
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder (10 g)
- 1 scoop (34 g) chocolate protein powder
Preheat oven to 325 F. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray or use a silpat liner.
In a large bowl, combine the Rice Krispies, oats, coconut, and almonds.
In a small bowl, mix together the the apple juice concentrate, 2 tablespoons of the water, honey, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla and mix well. Stir in the protein powder and cocoa powder. Mix really well to get out as many lumps as you can. If the mixture seems too thick, add the extra tablespoon of water. This mixture will be syrupy – like this:
Pour over the oat mixture. I found it easier to mix this with my hands. You can use a spoon or spatula, but you will crush the Rice Krispies too much. Best to get your hands dirty 😀
Once thoroughly mixed, spread onto the prepared cookie sheet evenly. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so and breaking up large pieces of the granola. When baking granolas, remember that they aren’t crispy when they come right out of the oven, but still somewhat soft. As it cools, it gets crispy, so you don’t want to over bake it.
Let cool and enjoy!
Stats using my whey protein powder (120 cal per scoop and 25 g of protien)
Per ounce of granola:
120 calories, 3.2 grams of fat, 21 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein.