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.
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?
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.
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
- 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
Add all of the above ingredients to a powerful blender.
Blend thoroughly - don't worry if a few lumpy bits remain, it will add texture and crunch to the final product!
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!