Wow- I don’t know why it took me so long to discover sugar free granola or protein milk, but today it all went down in my kitchen. This sugar free granola is very slightly adapted from Fit Fun and Fantastic!’s blog and gets an extra boost of protein from some puffed amaranth (you could also used puffed quinoa or omit and replace with more oats). I had seen some pictures on Instagram of cereal and oatmeal with “protein milk” but had never tried it myself. The addition of a banana is great for adding some sweetness and masking the protein powder taste a bit.
Now this is what I call a protein packed and delicious breakfast!
Sugar Free Granola with Protein Milk
Sugar Free Granola
Makes 2 ½ cups.
1 1/2 cups rolled oats (gluten free optional)
1/2 cup puffed amaranth or quinoa
1/2 cup crushed or sliced raw almonds
1 large banana, mashed completely
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
dash of vanilla extract
- Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and mix until oats are completely coated with banana.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes, mixing halfway through, or until browned and completely dry.
Nutritional information for Sugar Free Granola:
Serving Size: 1/2 cup Calories: 170 Fat: 6.4 g Carbohydrates: 23.5 g Fiber: 3.6 g Sugar: 3.8 g Protein: 5.8 g
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Gold Standard 100% Whey, vegan protein powder optional)
1/3 large ripe banana
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
Optional: 2 ice cubes to make the milk colder
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend completely.
Nutritional information for Sugar Free Granola and Protein Milk:
Calories: 272 Fat: 8.7 g Carbohydrates: 32 g Fiber: 5.1 g Sugar: 8 g Protein: 18. 6 g