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Take Breakfast to the Next Level With Essential elements Protein Granola
Activate your energy with our protein-packed granola bursting with flavor and health benefits. You’ll feel like you’re indulging, but this delicious recipe is actually good for you. You’ve got omega-3s from the flax seeds, a complete source of protein with our Essential elements® Very Vanilla Protein, fiber from the oats, cinnamon, which benefits heart health, vitamins and minerals from the almond butter, and it’s sweetened with nature’s best sweetener—honey!
You’ll be ready for anything with this winning combo you can bring with you to work or throw in your gym bag for later. Whether eaten as a bowl of cereal for breakfast or as an on-the-go snack, crunching on this tasty granola will satisfy your sweet tooth and give you a healthy dose of protein for long-lasting energy.
1/4 cup crunchy almond butter
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chocolate chips, extra dark
1 cup oats
Preheat oven to 325 ℉ and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. Set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add almond butter and honey, stirring until the almond butter is melted and thoroughly combined with the honey. Stir in vanilla extract. Remove from heat and add oats, protein powder, flax, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well and use a spatula to ensure that all of the oats are well-coated.
Spread the granola mixture over a baking sheet, leaving as many clusters as you want, and bake for 8 minutes. Stir and bake for another 8 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool completely before adding chocolate chips and transferring to a storage container.