Pumpkin Spice Crunchy Granola (E)
Nothing says it’s Fall quite like pumpkin spice! Keeping on-plan granola in your cupboard (or freezer) will make quick breakfasts or snacks an absolute breeze! It’s kid-friendly, too! This granola contains a nice amount of protein, but you can always feel free to add on Lazy Collagen Coffee (Trim Healthy Table, p. 466) or a Healing Trimmy (p. 463) for a little more. Totally hits the spot! (See the Recipe Notes below for serving suggestions.)
This recipe is a variation of the “Crunchy Granola” recipe found in the “Blood Sugar-Balancing Breakfasts” section of Trim Healthy Table Cookbook, page 361. This recipe is a family-serve recipe that makes approximately 8 servings.
Serving Size: Approximately 8
-Coconut oil cooking spray
-6 cups old fashioned rolled oats
-3/4 cup THM Baking Blend* (*Please see Recipe Notes for a NSI option.)
-3/4 cup THM Pristine Protein Powder (unflavored)*
-1 tsp mineral salt
-1 to 2 Tbsp cinnamon
-2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
-3/4 cup THM Gentle Sweet (rounded 3/4 cup)
-1/4 tsp THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
-3/4 cup egg whites, carton or fresh
-5 Tbsp vanilla extract (or 2 tsp vanilla extract plus 2 tsp Natural Burst maple extract)
-2 Tbsp THM MCT oil or, coconut oil
- Preheat the oven to 300°F. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with coconut oil.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the egg whites, vanilla, and MCT oil and stir well so all the oats get fully dampened.
- Spread the granola out on the baking sheet and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes.
To serve, just measure out 3/4 cup granola into a bowl and top with chilled unsweetened nut milk. If it is not quite sweet enough for you, simply put 1/2 to 1 teaspoon THM Gentle Sweet (or sweetener of choice) in the bowl with your milk and stir. For a snack, make a parfait and top Greek yogurt with a generous handful of granola.
For NSI (No Special Ingredients):
–Replace the THM Baking Blend with a frugal flour option of half coconut flour and half oat fiber to stay E-friendly.
-Replace the THM Pristine Whey Protein Powder (unflavored) with a store-bought whey protein powder (see page 43 of Trim Healthy Table).