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This crunchy Protein Granola gets a major dose of protein & fiber from a secret ingredient - lentils! This gluten-free & vegan granola is a delicious and filling breakfast or snack.

Protein Granola (Gluten Free + Vegan)

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Calories 298 kcal
Author Rachel Conners

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, coconut, pecans, almonds, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt. Add the cooked red lentils, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and coconut oil and stir until the dry ingredients are all moistened. Spread the granola in an even layer on a large parchment-lined baking sheet and press down gently with the back of a spatula to form a thin even layer.
  3. Bake for 35-45 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through and stirring it gently to ensure the granola bakes evenly. When it is browned and feels dry to the touch, remove from the oven. If want big chunks of granola, let the granola cool completely before disturbing so it clusters together.
  4. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Before using, cook the lentils until al dente according to package directions and then drain.

Nutrition Facts
Protein Granola (Gluten Free + Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Sugars 7g
Protein 9g 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.