S’mores Protein Granola

Oh man you guys, I wish you could’ve been in my kitchen to smell this one. It was heavenly!

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I felt like making something this past weekend when it was chilly (by LA standards) and rainy. We barely have any groceries, but I did have granola supplies!

I love making granola because you can customize the flavors completely and control exactly what’s in it! I’m also pretty sure it’s cheaper to make it then buy it, depending where you’re shopping!

This recipe is easy and tasty, smells delicious and is SO good on plain yogurt. If you don’t have this exact Ancient Nutrition S’mores Protein, I’d say use regular chocolate protein powder and then just throw some marshmallows in once the granola is completely cooled!

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S’mores Protein Granola

3 cups rolled oats

1 scoop Ancient Nutrition S’mores Bone Broth Protein

1/2 cup walnuts, almonds or cashews

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup coconut sugar

2/3 cup melted coconut oil (melted)

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla (optional)

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup chocolate chips

sea salt and for finishing

1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees fahrenheit and spray a baking sheet with coconut oil or line with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, toss together the oats, protein powder, nuts, cocoa powder, and coconut sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla.

3. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir to combine completely. Spread the oat mixture in an even layer on the baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, stopping halfway through to stir.

4. After the 45 minutes, turn the oven off,  take the baking sheet out, add in the chocolate chips, and stir one more time. Pop in the oven for 5-10 more minutes (so the chocolate melts a little and clings to the oats!) and then remove.

5. Let cool completely (at least one hour), then store in an airtight container. Enjoy in a bowl with almond milk, over yogurt, in smoothies, or by the handful!

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Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!

xo Jordan

Pumpkin Spice Latté Protein Donuts

Hey y’all! We are BACK with another recipe!! And this time it’s for donuts…of course💁🏼

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And let me tell you – this is easily one of my favorites. It’s so perfect for fall with cozy flavors like pumpkin pie spice and rich coffee, but it’s also packed with good-for-you ingredients like collagen, protein, fiber-rich pumpkin, and coconut butter for healthy fats! So even though they’re a treat (with a touch of caffeine!), you definitely don’t have to feel any guilt whatsoever if you eat a few😊

The recipe here is adapted from this one and you’ll see that I used Ancient Nutrition’s Cold Brew Coffee Multi-Collagen Protein powder. You’re more than welcome to use any collagen or protein you choose if you don’t have this on hand – just know it may change the flavor just a touch!

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And one more thing! These donuts can be kind of crumbly when you first take them out of the donut pan so 1) be sure to spray that coconut oil or ghee or whatever you’re using before each batch, and 2) let them cool for about 5-10 minutes before removing them from the pan. Gently take a spoon to insert around the edges, then lift up slowly.

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Pumpkin Spice Latté Donuts

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 2/3 cups whole wheat or all-purpose flour

1/3 cup Ancient Nutrition Cold Brew Collagen Protein (or more flour)

1/2 cup Swerve Sweetener (or brown sugar)

2 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

1 cup pumpkin purée

1/2 cup cashew or almond milk

1/4 cup ghee or butter (soft, but not melted)

2 tbsp espresso (optional)

Pumpkin Frosting

equal parts coconut butter and pumpkin purée

(I did about 4 tbsp each for 1/3 of the donuts)

1. For the donuts: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit. Grease a donut pan with ghee or coconut oil (a spray works easiest for this!).

2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, collagen powder if using, sweetener/sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. 

3. Add in pumpin purée, eggs, milk and ghee and stir to mix completely until batter is thick.

4. Using a spoon or piping bag, fill the donut trays almost to the top (about 3/4 of the way). 

5. Bake for about 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out dry. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before gently pressing a spoon around the edges of each mold, and lifting up slowly.

6. For the frosting: Melt the coconut butter in a bowl in the microwave in 20 second increments until soft. Stir in the pumpkin purée until completely combined. Spoon onto donuts and press down firmly to coat. *Frosting will be pretty thick and maybe even hard to handle! Coconut butter softens with touch, so I used my fingers to press it down onto the donuts.

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Have a great rest of your week!!!

xo Jordan

Dancing for Donuts | Pumpkin Spice Latté Protein Donuts