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Vegan High Protein Granola (oil-free, no protein powder)

This vegan high protein granola is super easy to make - no oil or protein powder required! One serving has roughly 13 grams of protein! Serve it with some fresh fruit and soy yogurt/soy milk and it's a perfect plant-protein packed breakfast to start your day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: granola, high-protein, lentils
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 250kcal


  • 150 g red lentils dry
  • 30 g agave syrup or maple syrup
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • 30 g almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 50 g oats
  • 20 g pumpkin seeds
  • 20 g walnuts


  • To a pot, add the lentils and 3 cups (750 ml) of water. Bring to a boil and simmer (uncovered) for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse the lentils and drain them for 2-3 minutes to remove excess water. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 160C/320F.
  • To a bowl, add 20 g agave syrup, the cinnamon and the drained lentils. Mix well.
  • Spread the lentils evenly on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Give them a mix and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine 10 g agave syrup, almond butter, vanilla extract and salt. Then, add the oats, pumpkin seeds and walnuts.
  • When the lentils are done baking, add them to the bowl and mix well. Spread evenly on a baking tray and bake for 5-10 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let cool to room temperature before storing it in a mason jar for a couple of days.