What’s up Crush It Crew?
I have been on a granola KICK lately! Most options you’ll find at the grocery store are carb heavy and come with very little protein. So I decided to get in the kitchen to create a protein packed snack that can be added to your favorite yogurt bowl, on top of a Creami, or just enjoyed on its own!
I went with COLLAGEN versus our other proteins because of its super fine texture. I wanted this recipe to be packed with protein, but not taste or have the texture like it is. It holds up well to the heat and the Unflavored option makes the flavor options endless.
I didn’t add anything extra to this base recipe but am already dreaming about making batches with coconut flakes, chocolate chips, or dried fruit!
TIP: When you pull this out of the oven, you’re going to think it’s not done. The granola will still look and feel soft, and this is totally normal! After you’ve let it set and cool for about 20-30 minutes, you’ll see that it gets much crunchier!
A quick run-down of the ingredients:
COLLAGEN: the fine texture of collagen protein makes this the perfect option for granola. It also mixes perfectly with the peanut butter.
Oats: I went with Old Fashioned oats here, but you could use quick oats, or a gluten free oat option as well.
Peanut Butter: feel free to use any nut butter you prefer.
Coconut Oil: I like the flavor this brings into the recipe, but it is not required.
Vanilla extract, cinnamon and stevia: Here is where you can really play with the flavors! Choose your favorite extract flavor, omit the cinnamon all together, the options are endless.
- 55g (5 scoops) Core COLLAGEN
- 160g old fashioned oats
- 96g peanut butter
- 20g honey
- 8g coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- Stevia to taste
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix your dry ingredients: oats, collagen, cinnamon, salt and stevia.
- Add peanut butter, honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds until fully melted and mix well.
- Add your peanut butter mixture to your oat mixture. Mix well until your oats are fully coated.
- Evenly spread granola over your baking sheet. Leave some chunks if you prefer a chunkier granola.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and mix granola on your baking sheet. Bake for another 5-10 minutes. Your granola will still look soft but will be more golden brown.
- Allow your granola to cool for 20-30 minutes. This will allow it to become crunchy before you eat or store it.
Recipe makes 7 servings
- 1 serving=
- 208 calories
- 21g carbs
- 9g fat
- 13g protein
- 3g fiber
About the Author
This recipe was created by Emily Interwicz, one of Core's sponsored athletes. You can follow Emily for exercise, nutrition and bodybuilding tips via her Instagram page @emilylauren_d
Emily became a Core Nutritionals Sponsored Athlete after 3 years of being an Ambassador and living the Crush It Lifestyle. She owns E.L. Fit - an online fitness and nutrition coaching business where she helps others on the path to living their best and healthiest lives. She also competes in both the NPC and NANBF as a natural bikini athlete.