Chocolate Protein Granola

Boy oh boy do I have a recipe for you!

I did some experimenting in the kitchen late this morning and the result yielded a delicious batch of chocolatey granola that packs a protein punch.granola 024I started by combining honey, water, canola oil, brown sugar and coconut extract. I added cocoa powder and chocolate protein powder to the mix before pouring the chocolatey liquid on top of two cups of oats.granola 014

granola 016Stir, stir, stir.granola 020After baking in the oven for about 20 minutes, the granola was ready for eating. granola 023The granola came out flavorful, crunchy and oh-so-chocolatey. I ate about half of it on the spot! granola 027

Chocolate Protein Granola

(Makes four half-cup servings)

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut extract (vanilla extract will also work)
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 2 c. old fashioned oatmeal

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine honey, water, brown sugar, oil and extract in a small bowl until mixed. Stir in cocoa powder and protein powder until fully combined.
  • Pour chocolate mixture on top of oats and stir until oats are coated.
  • Spread onto a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway.

Though this granola tastes delicious on its own, I think it would taste phenomenal sprinkled onto of yogurt or ice cream or even enjoyed with milk like cereal.

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But the fun doesn’t stop there! This granola wasn’t the only tasty think I made today.

Breakfast

Since Ryan and I were both feeling a little lazy this morning, we wanted comfort food for breakfast.

On weekend mornings my mom would often make German pancakes for our family to enjoy while chatting away in our pajamas. German pancakes are so simple to make but look elaborate and taste fantastic.

I followed this recipe to make German pancakes for me and Ryan and within 20 minutes we had a hot breakfast to enjoy. granola 004granola 002Served with syrup…granola 006

granola 007granola 009The rest of the day was spent at church and the farmer’s market. granola 031

granola 034granola 032The best quote from our trip to the farmer’s market came from a little boy who saw Sadie and then tugged on his mother’s jacket saying, “Mama, I didn’t know dogs wore clothes.”

“Well, um, sometimes they do,” she said.

Yes, sometimes they do. Smile

Ryan and I are planning to spend the rest of the day at home, straightening up the house and finishing Catching Fire. This weekend is going by toooooo fast!

Comments

  1. charlene says

    First let me say I just started reading your blog and I am really enjoying it and am inspired by your journey.

    I just made this granola and my kids and I are hooked! Yumma! I added some peanut butter to it cuz we are peanut butter addicts and it is amazing.

    Happy blogging and I look forward to tomorrow’s : )

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  5. Karen says

    About how much is 1/2 scoop of protein powder? I usually use powdered egg whites instead of commercial protein powders in my smoothies etc. so I have no idea how big or little their scoops are.

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