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Healthy Recipes: High Protein Granola

Updated: Apr 24


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Protein-Packed Granola for Balanced Mornings


Starting your day with a balanced breakfast that includes protein is crucial for blood sugar balance, and this protein-packed granola provides the perfect foundation.


The addition of egg whites, instead of oil, not only enhances the protein content but also contributes to a sustained release of energy throughout the morning.


Protein helps stabilise blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of spikes and crashes, promoting better energy, concentration and mood. Blood sugar management is also important for weight loss.


Combined with the nutrient-rich seeds, nuts, and wholesome oats, this lower sugar granola offers a delicious and nourishing way to kickstart your day while supporting overall well-being.



Why It’s Good for You:


1. Rich in Protein and Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

Chia seeds and flaxseeds are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, promoting heart health and reducing inflammation.

2. Fibre Boost:

Oats and seeds contribute a significant amount of dietary fibre, aiding digestion and providing a sense of fullness.

3. Natural Sweetener:

Maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness without the refined sugars often found in shop bought granola, providing a small amount of antioxidants and essential minerals.




Nutritionist Approved Recipes


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My Favourite Protein Granola Recipe



Ingredients:


• 2 cups rolled oats

• 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

• 1/2 cup sunflower seeds

• 1/4 cup chia seeds

• 1/4 cup flaxseeds

• 1/2 cup chopped almonds

• 1/3 cup maple syrup

• 2 egg whites

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• Pinch of sea salt & 1 tsp cinnamon



Instructions:


1. Preheat your oven to 160°C (140°C fan) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flaxseeds, and chopped almonds.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together maple syrup, egg whites, vanilla extract, sea salt, and cinnamon until well combined. I use the yolks to make custard or freeze them for a later date.

4. Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients, ensuring an even coating.

5. Spread the mixture evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.

6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the granola turns golden brown.

7. Allow it to cool completely before storing in an airtight container, use within 2 months.


Enjoy it as a topping for yoghurt or a smoothie bowl. here's another healthy granola recipe for you to try.




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I am a BANT Registered Nutritional Therapist and health coach, specialising in metabolic health and weight loss for midlife women. Cheshire Nutrition is based in Manchester. I work online with clients across the UK.


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