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Blueberry & Banana Protein Granola Dust

January 22, 2018

Yes okay, I know everyone and their grandma has done their own variation on Jamie Oliver’s Granola Dust, but there’s  a good reason for that! Its DELICIOUS! I even take some into work for lunch too. Finally a breakfast that’s good for me and can be prepared in advance so I can sleep in those extra 15 minutes!

On the topic of breakfast cereal, I don’t know about you reading this at home, but I’m fed up of unnecessary sugar in them! For 100g of Cornflakes for example, you’re talking 10g of sugar. Most store-bought granolas easily push that sugar content right up to 20g per 100g serving … Its actually kinda gross when you think about it. No wonder I crash so early in the day and end up snacking before lunch.

Thinking about how I could eat breakfast a lot more consciously, I came across Jamie Oliver’s “granola dust”. Any homemade granola is miles better for you – but the way granola dust effortlessly dissolves into your milk and makes it a gloriously, naturally sweet, porridge-y delight makes this breakfast special! I’ve been making this for myself at least a year now. I won’t look back!

So at last, I present you, granola dust! But not Jamie’s recipe – this one is my own. Every time I whip up a new batch (this stuff lasts months by the way), I alter the recipe slightly. A few extra seeds here, dried banana here, removing the coffee there – and so on. After much trial and testing, I’ve got the recipe down to a T. Its 100% vegan, extremely high in protein and has a great share of the good kind of carbs, which is great for anyone tracking their macros or just wanting to eat a little bit smarter.

This recipe makes just under 1kg. When I make a batch, I make around this size and it will last me anywhere between 2 weeks to a month (depending on how greedy I get). To serve, scoop about 50g of granola dust, and mix with cow, almond or oat milk, or a healthy dollop of Greek Yogurt. You’ll also want to throw on some fresh fruit in there. Fresh bananas and blueberries compliment this recipe beautifully.

For a 50g portion, its around 230 calories but a WHOPPING 7.7g of Protein. Woah! Did I get a bit excited there? You bet! For a 100 gram portion (pictured above), you’re well over 15 grams of protein, and that beats most breakfast bars but without the added sugar. This breakfast is a delicious no-brainer.

Ingredients

Ta-da! Did you see what I did there? Lined up all my ingredients pre-blending so you can see it by eye. There is absolutely no hard and fast rule about making granola dust. Just don’t add any extra sugar, and make sure to add lots of the things you like best! These are mine, and as you can see a lot of it will be done by eye.

Also, am I the only one amused by the fact I couldn’t find a SINGLE pair of matching bowls, let alone eight of them for this photograph?

Blending

After preparing all your ingredients, you’re going to want to blend them all together as fine as you can make them! However, absolutely do not worry if you still have lumpy bits at the end. They add character and crunch. Plus, you don’t want to break your blender trying to iron them all out.

Before …

And After…

And ready to be plated up! Don’t forget – this can be stored for up to a month in an airtight jar! Perfect for giving away as a gift too.

Banana and Blueberry Protein Granola Dust

Suitable for vegans, and super high in protein! Make ahead of time. Makes just under 1kg of Granola Dust

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 20

Ingredients

  • 500 g Oats
  • 100 g Dried Blueberries
  • 100 g Dried Banana
  • 50 g Hazelnuts
  • 50 g Walnuts
  • 50 g Pumpkin Seeds
  • 30 g Flaked Almonds
  • 30 g Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 20 g Cocoa Powder
  • 5 g Cinnamon Powder

Instructions

  1. Add all of the above ingredients to a powerful blender.

  2. Blend thoroughly - don't worry if a few lumpy bits remain, it will add texture and crunch to the final product!

  3. Store in an airtight jar for up to a month, if it lasts that long!

And that concludes my vegan, high protein, banana and blueberry granola dust!

… But listen, it doesn’t stop there. Since making this recipe, I’ve taken a generous scoop of my granola dust and blended it into a smoothie too. I’ll make a full recipe post for my “granola smoothie” later, but if you’re itching to hear about it try adding a scoop of this, half a banana, a generous splash of almond milk and a sprinkle extra protein powder. You’ll not regret trying it! YUM!


Thanks for reading! Would you consider making this at home? What do you usually have for breakfast? Considering any healthy swaps? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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25 Comments

  • Reply stephbradburyblog January 22, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    I have to make this, it sounds incredible! Lovely pictures too ☺️

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 23, 2018 at 9:47 am

      Thank you so much! I hope it goes well for you if you make it – and thanks for complimenting my pictures! I’m still learning so every kind word helps.

  • Reply Re-Farmer January 23, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Matching bowls would have been boring. 😉

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 23, 2018 at 9:46 am

      Thats a very positive way of looking at it! I have such a habit of picking up crockery at every charity shop so no matching bowls was an inevitability really!

  • Reply jyo January 24, 2018 at 5:20 am

    Such a beautiful recipe…simple yet STUNNER ✌✌

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 24, 2018 at 11:18 am

      Thanks so much! 😀

  • Reply Sara Enoka January 27, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    This is an awesome recipe! So easy too. I have just brought a new food processor. I might test it out by making this recipe! 😄

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 27, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      Perfect timing! Yes do try it out, its had much success so far – and let me know 🙂

  • Reply Paolo January 29, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    I must be living under a rock because this is the first time hearing about Jamie’s granola dust. Lol I’m definitely going to try this though, awesome thx!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 29, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      Really Paolo? Yes do try it! Its wonderful. You’ll not go back to ‘regular’ breakfast again, haha.

  • Reply Astrid January 30, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    I actually hand’t heard of granola dust either, so it is great to see an actual recipe for it. Looks delicious and love the ingredients! Lovely pics as well.

    thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 30, 2018 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you so much Astrid!

  • Reply Sarah Newman January 30, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    I’ve never made granola dust! What a great idea for breakfast, love how I can make it totally sugar free 🙂

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 31, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      Thanks for the comment! I hope you enjoy it if you do make it 🙂

  • Reply Michelle Gebert January 31, 2018 at 10:02 am

    This is gorgeous. I actually like that you did not have matching bowls. It adds character.

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 31, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      Awww, haha thanks! You’re sweet!

  • Reply sproutingzenjen January 31, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Oh yummy yummy. I’m a sucker for granola, and I’ve never heard of Jamie Oliver, so at least for me, your recipe is super handy. 😛 oh and I loveeee your blue hair in your bio pic. Totally rocking that color. <3

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 1, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Jamie Oliver is big over here in the UK, but I’m glad to have brought a little bit of him to you too! Thanks so much!! /hair swish/

  • Reply madisoneran January 31, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    This seriously sounds sooo good. Your blog is also really stinking cute!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 1, 2018 at 11:26 am

      Thanks so much Madison! Your blog is cute too – I’ve given it a follow!

      • Reply madisoneran February 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

        Thank you I appreciate that so much!

  • Reply Jenna | The Urben Life January 31, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Okay, I’m definitely trying this tomorrow!!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 1, 2018 at 11:26 am

      Thanks Jenna! I hope you enjoy it! 😀

  • Reply Leslie-Anne February 1, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    This is the absolute first time I’ve ever heard of granola dust! Thanks for bringing it to my attention! I love the idea of adding a bit of extra texture (and all that protein!) to my cashew yogurt!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 1, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      Really? You’ll be a convert as soon as you try it! 😀

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