Yummy Protein Granola
May 8, 2024

Many women don't eat enough protein to support muscle growth and I'm on a mission to change that. If you strength train regularly, you want to make sure protein is high on your priority list. I am also on a mission to get more women eating a higher protein breakfast! One of my favourite quick high ptotein breakfasts is plain Icelandic yogurt with granola and berries.

You want a yogurt that has at least 18 grams of protein per serving. You can also add in even more protein by mixing some protein powder into the yogurt before adding the granola and fruit. It's so filling, so easy and so delicious!


2 1/2 cups oats

1 cups mixed chopped nuts of choice (I have used a mix of almonds, pecan, walnuts and even sunflower seeds)

1/2 cup whey protein powder (I have used both chocolate and vanilla flavours with success)

1/2 cup pure maple syrup or less

1/3 cup almond butter or natural peanut butter

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 egg white

1 tbsp ground flax

pinch of sea salt and cinnamon if you like


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, add all the dry ingredients (oats, protein powder, nuts, flax, optional cinnamon and sea salt).
  3. In a medium heatproof bowl, add the oil, nut butter and maple syrup. Microwave for about a minute to allow the nut butter to be easily stirred.
  4. Whisk in the egg white until the liquids are smooth and blended.
  5. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry mixture and stir until the dry mix is fully coated.
  6. Spread the granola on to the baking sheet evenly.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes, then rotate the pan and bake for about 10 minutes more (check it after 5 minutes to make sure it's not too dark - you want it a nice golden brown).
  8. Let cool for about an hour or more on the pan and then store in an airtight container.