Healthy Homemade Granola

I’ve noticed that including a plant-based protein source in each of my meals has helped me to feel more satisfied and stay full for longer. So I thought I’d experiment with adding some vanilla protein powder from The Beauty Chef  to my granola recipe. Not only does it create a balanced recipe, it adds such a delicious vanilla taste.

This granola is loaded with a powerhouse of healthy omegas, iron, magnesium, B vitamins, calcium, zinc and selenium. Fun fact: You can meet your daily selenium requirement from one brazil nut (pretty much the only reliable plant-based source)! The recipe is also free of gluten, refined sugars and oils. It tastes SO good with fresh fruit and coconut yoghurt, on top of smoothie bowls, or as a crunchy topping for your oats.

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Let’s hope it lasts longer in your fridge than mine!

Healthy Homemade Granola




  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. In a cup, mix together 1/3 cup of water with the chia seeds and three scoops of plant-based protein powder (use more or less depending on your needs).
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to a large bowl.
  4. Pour the liquid chia protein mixture into the bowl and mix until all of the nuts and seeds are coated.
  5. Line a baking tray with baking paper and bake for 10 minutes (or until golden).
  6. Allow to cool and store in a container in the fridge.

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