High Protein Granola {homemade granola has never tasted so good!}

High Protein Granola: Easy, Healthy, Delicious!
Is there anything more comforting than the smell of a fresh batch of granola coming out of the oven? It brings me back to the days of sitting in my mother’s kitchen, waiting impatiently for the piping hot clumps of oats, sunflower seeds, & honey in her enamel roasting pan to cool down enough that they wouldn’t scald my fingers when I picked them out. 

I’ve been trying to trim back my grocery bill so, instead of forking out $4-5 every week for a box of highly processed breakfast cereal (don’t get me wrong – I love every last bite of it!), I’ve been making my own granola once a week for about $3/batch. Besides being cheaper, it’s also more filling – a smaller serving leaves me satisfied much longer than a full bowl of cold cereal. When I’m trying to lose weight and get more healthy, as I’m doing right now, I get back to the basics – less wheat, more protein. This high protein granola is the perfect way to start my day!
High Protein Granola: Easy, Tasty, Delicious!

High Protein Granola
Chock full of seeds, this honey-nut breakfast will keep you energized all morning!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
  1. 4 cups rolled oats
  2. 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
  3. 1 1/2 cups raw sunflower seeds
  4. 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  5. 1/2 cup chia seeds
  6. 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  7. 1/3 cup canola oil or coconut oil
  8. 1 cup honey
  9. 1 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter
  10. 1 tsp vanilla
  11. 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  12. 1/8 tsp sea salt
  13. 3/4 cup dried cranberries (optional0
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small sauce pan, combine oil, honey, peanut butter, vanilla, & cinnamon. Heat through on low heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the remaining ingredients (excluding the cranberries, if using). Pour in the peanut butter mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Spread out on prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove, stir, and bake again for another 20 minutes. Granola should be golden when ready to be removed. If the granola isn't looking finished, pop it back in again for a little longer and check regularly.
  6. Let cool on the counter in the pan, and store in an airtight container (add the cranberries at this step and mix through).
Adapted from All Recipes
Adapted from All Recipes
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Jenn vanOosten

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, and love my city. I'm a Netflixer, choral music geek, bookworm, inventor of recipes (I take Artistic Licence on EVERYTHING that I make), wife of one, mother of two, and owner of a neurotic Schnauzer. I respect people who respect others. I love good food that's well done, but my favourite lunch is KD & hotdogs. With ketchup. I'm addicted to Clearance Shopping. I will ALWAYS get the product that I want at the price that I want, eventually.


  1. I love granola. It really fills me up on the mornings when I workout.

  2. This looks amazing and feels so much like I would still be staying “on program” in terms of including high protein like hemp hearts and chia seeds and cinnamon…mmmmm.
    Think this could be a great weekend plan

  3. Yum. This granola looks delicious! I love granola so I can only imagine how fresh batch must taste. Thanks for sharing recipe.

  4. This sounds so good! Any idea how long it will keep?

    • Hmm, I couldn’t tell you, Cyn!! We always finish it before the week is up – although once or twice when we’ve gone away, it has last a bit longer and still been tasty up to 2 weeks…. Sorry!!

  5. I love healthy treats, and Granola is something I make once in a while here at my house. I will def have to bookmark & try this recipe out next time. Thanks!

  6. Right now I eat plain oatmeal for breakfast. This looks so much more tasty. I like that it is full of protein. I will definitely give this a try.

  7. Didn’t know it was that easy to make high protein granola.

  8. My brother loves granola. This sounds really simple to make.

  9. This recipe is packed with healthy goodness. I really do love a good granola mix.

  10. I haven’t made my own yet, but I would! This sounds great, and looks pretty tasty too.

  11. I’ll be making this granola recipe for breakfast.

  12. I have always wanted to make homemade granola. I’ve pinned so I can make it soon. Thanks for the recipe.

  13. I’ve never made my own before but after seeing your recipe and the way it looks I think it’s time I start.

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