Power protein granola [Recipe]


Power protein granola

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This tasty and filling granola recipe developed by registered dietitian-nutritionist Frances Largeman-Roth for California Almonds really packs a nutritional punch. The protein will help keep you filled through the morning, and the almonds will help keep your heart nice and healthy.  


Makes 6 cups (24, 1/4 cup servings)



  • 2 cups gluten-free, old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup coconut chips
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoons melted virgin coconut oil
  • ½ cup honey



  1. Heat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Place a silicone mat on a rimmed baking sheet or spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, seeds, almonds, coconut, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, stir the coconut oil and honey together. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry, stir to combine, and spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet in an even layer.
  3. Bake the granola for 20 minutes, until golden. Let cool for at least 15 minutes, then use your hands to break the granola into pieces.
  4. Transfer to a glass jar or other airtight container. The granola will stay fresh for 1 week to 10 days.


Frances Largeman-Roth, RDN, is a New York Times bestselling author and nationally recognized health expert. She provides private nutrition counseling to clients through her HealthyHousecalls and is a frequent guest on the "Today Show," "Good Morning America," CNN, "The Rachael Ray Show" and others. Largeman-Roth has also lent her expertise as a judge for Food Network Challenge and The James Beard Awards. Her latest cookbook is Eating In Color: Delicious, Healthy Recipes for You and Your Family. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and completed her dietetic internship at Columbia University. Largeman-Roth lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with her husband and three kids. To learn more, go to www.franceslargemanroth.com.