How to Make Almond Butter Protein Granola
I love this oil free homemade granola! It’s crunchy and tastes great. It is lower in sugar and gluten free.
To make this vegan protein granola, you will first need to make your ‘liquid’ binder. On low heat in a small saucepan, combine your apple juice, baking dates, unsweetened applesauce, almond butter and extracts. Heat on low and stir until combined.
Combine this thick ‘paste’ with your oats and stir to combine! This will take some ‘arm’ work to really get these combined. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake on a low oven until crunchy, stirring frequently.
Commonly Asked Questions about Protein Granola:
1.How do I get my homemade granola crunchy?
This granola contains no oil, so you will want to ensure it is spread evenly on a baking pan and stir it every 15 minutes. Stirring it will ensure the granola in the middle of the pan gets baked thoroughly. This granola also cooks at a low heat for a long time.
2.Can I use this granola as a protein bar substitute?
Since this contains a protein powder + almond butter, this homemade protein granola would be a nice change from eating your normal protein bar. If you love a protein bar though, check out our but you can use your favorite vegan protein powder!
3.Is this similar to Nature Valley Protein Granola?
I have not tried that brand of protein granola, but if you are avoiding store bought granola, this is a great oil free granola to try!
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