High-Protein, Low-Sugar Chocolate Granola

High-Protein, Low-Sugar Chocolate Granola

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 157.1
  • Total Fat: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.6 mg
  • Sodium: 126.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 7.2 g

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Spruce up regular old granola with chocolate--and an extra 7 grams of protein! Eat it with milk, use as a topping for yogurt, or snack on it plain! Spruce up regular old granola with chocolate--and an extra 7 grams of protein! Eat it with milk, use as a topping for yogurt, or snack on it plain!
Number of Servings: 24


    6 cups rolled oats
    1 cup sliced almonds
    1/2 cup non-fat dry milk powder
    1/4 cup sugar-free Nesquik chocolate powder
    2 scoops chocolate protein powder
    1/4 cup brown rice syrup
    1 Tbsp oil
    1/2 Tbsp Sweetleaf stevia extract
    1/2 cup water
    1/4 cup mini chocolate chips


Combine the oats, protein, milk, Nesquik and almonds in a large bowl. Stir well to evenly distribute mix.
In a small bowl combine the water, oil, brown rice syrup and stevia. Mix well.

Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients, stirring well to mix. (Use hands.)

Spread in a pan and bake at 250 degrees F for 75-90 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 10-15 minutes.

Remove from oven, stir in chocolate chips immediately.

Cool completely before storing. Cereal will harden as it cools. Makes approximately 8 cups.


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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a very good recipe to me. But I have questions about the brown rice syrup. I've never heard of it before. More info and suggestions about using it please. Thanks. - 2/26/09

    Reply from SELVAGEEDGE (2/26/09)
    Brown rice syrup is the texture of honey or corn syrup, but doesn't taste quite as sweet and it has a lower glycemic index. You can find it in natural foods stores or sections of large groceries.

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Great! The ingredients were easy to find in our medium sized store ... stevia was in the aisle by the sugar, near the Splenda, etc ... the protein powder was by the Slim Fast, and the rice syrup was in the gluten free section. - 11/24/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I found awesome ready-made at Aldi's by liveGfree, Double Chocolate Crunch Granola, also made with brown rice flakes. Can add the almonds for more protein, but the ready-made is sooo much easier! Great with Greek Yogurt for protein to the max! - 6/12/15

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oveall I really like this recipe. What is one serving size? What is the scoop size of the protein powder? I used splenda instead- know it doesn't exchange 1:1. The outcome seemed quite dry even after the choc chips-- I like chunks. Any suggestions? Thanks for sharing!! - 9/29/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am very excited to make this! I make granola all the time but I have wanting to try something new. And I use Stevia and brown rice syrup (and agave) to sweeten all my treats so I already have it on hand. I think I might make some tonight. :) THANKS! - 8/31/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good but what is stevia extract? I have never heard of it and I am pretty new to the healthy eating thing. - 11/14/08

    Reply from SELVAGEEDGE (11/19/08)
    Stevia is an herb, and the extract is very sweet. 1 tsp of stevia extract is approximately equal to 1 cup of sugar for sweetening power, so a little goes a long way. It can be found in many health markets or the health foods sections of major grocery stores.

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  • This sounds like a nice treat. I've made a similar granola, using vanilla protein powder. I used 4 cups of oats and added 1/3 cup each of raisens, almonds, dried cherries. 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut...added 1/2 pure maple syrup, 1TBS canola, 1/c water. It's a bit less sweet. - 1/5/16

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  • Depending on the brand, the scoop of protein powder comes in different sizes. So for the 2 sccoops, how much exactly are we talking about? 1/2 of a regular cup? more? less? - 8/12/13

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  • I put the chocolate chips in before baking (whoops). It still turned out alright but the granola wasn't really sweet and crunchy enough. I drizzled Torani sugar free vanilla syrup over it (maybe 1/3 cup worth) and this made it so good! Love the high protein count:) thanks - 2/6/10

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  • I took out the chocolate chips , and reduced the rice syrup to 3 tablespoons. I put in 1/4 cup raisins instead, which made up for the sweetness. - 11/26/09

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  • really good stuff! - 9/23/09

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  • I love this! I even have that little bowl in the picture! Crazy or what? - 1/5/09

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  • I've been wondering about any easy healthy snack that I and my friends could make. This one rates #1 - 12/6/08

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  • curious to where youd find most of those ingredients? are there substitutes avail.? - 11/10/08

    Reply from SELVAGEEDGE (11/10/08)
    The brown rice syrup and stevia are from a local bulk foods store and can probably be found at most health food stores. The protein powder can be found at GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, etc. I modified other recipes that I have seen to replace honey or sugar, and the protein is just there to add protein. :)

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  • WOW! - 11/9/08

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