Gabe’s High Protein Granola Power Bowl – Only 3 Ingredients!

High Protein Granola Power Bowl, it’s the simplest recipe you will ever make

You have discovered a quick; we’re talking less than 60 seconds, high protein granola power bowl that will satisfy your appetite. It’s made with only three ingredients. It’s not your typical granola.

Making high protein power bowls with raw granola is an easy, no bake snack that can have over 20 grams of protein in it. It’s thick, chewy, and satisfying. Plus it taste a lot like a store bought protein granola bar, but so much cheaper.

A Cheap Snack That Satisfies

When it comes to homemade high protein snacks some favorites comes to mind, like protein energy balls, and protein bars. But this recipe is so much faster to make then any other protein snack.

Many store bought granola bars have plenty of fiber and whole grains but they are often lacking in protein. Gabe, my son and the creator of this recipe, is always looking for ways to amp up his protein intake. Any easy way to do that is to add protein powder to homemade snacks.

Homemade high protein snacks - High Protein Granola Power Bow

No Bake, And Oh So Easy To Make

Your protein granola bowl is getting a speedy makeover.

Since this recipe was created by my son, who is a college student, you can bet that it will take a minimum amount of time and ingredients to make. College life requires good use of your time and money, and this protein granola bar recipe in a bowl is quick and makes a cheap meal. A lot can change in your life once you graduate college, but fast and easy, no bake, go to recipes like this stay with you.

Especially when you can add so much variety to this power bowl.

Simply adding peanut butter, yogurt, or fruit will totally change how this granola with protein powder recipe tastes. Of course, switching up the flavor of protein powder you use will do the same thing. My son, Gabe prefers to use vanilla flavored plant-based protein powder, but any flavor will work as well as the protein powder type of your choice.

How to make a high protein granola bowl

The ingredients:

  • Oats - In this recipe we used rolled oats, also know as old fashioned oats. This gives the granola bowl an extra chewy texture which makes this protein snack more satisfying. You can use quick oats, for a less chewy texture. Or blend both old fashioned oats and quick oats together to get the best of both textures.
  • Protein powder - Vanilla protein powder is preferred. It will give it a bit of sweetness.
  • Milk - Since Gabe is a college student, having only one type of milk on hand, he uses 2% milk. You can use whatever milk you would like. I bet it would taste great with coconut milk or cashew milk. Oat milk might be really cool to try.

EXPERT TIP: What protein powder is best to use?

Both Gabe and I recommend you use a protein powder that you like the texture and the flavor, because the taste of your powder will be very prominent.

If you are using a whey protein powder you may notice in this recipe, along with any other homemade protein snack that uses protein powder, the whey protein will get rather gooey when mixed with wet ingredients. Gabe preferes to use a plant based protein made from peas.

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High Protein Granola Power Bowl - Budget friendly meal, cheap breakfast or cheap snack
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High Protein Granola Power Bowl

This satisfying granola bowl takes a little over a minute to make and uses 3 ingredients. It’s great for a quick breakfast or snack.  When you want to feel fuel fast, this recipe will do the trick.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time2 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 229
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American

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  • In a small bowl, add your oats and protein powder.  Stir together.
  • Add milk and mix well again.
  • Eat immediately for a chewier texture, or allow to soften a few minutes to explore your best texture.



Oats - If you use old fashioned oats the granola bowl will have an extra chewy texture. Use quick oats, for a less chewy texture.  Or combine both old fashioned oats and quick oats to see if you prefer a somewhat chewy bite.
Protein powder - A vanilla protein powder tastes best.
Variations - (The following suggestions are not included in the nutritional label or hand size portion estimates)
  • Mix in peanut butter, yogurt, or fruit.
  • Try mashing a banana into it. 
  • Add shredded coconut, or cocoa nibs to it. 

Hand Size Portions

Nutrition Facts
High Protein Granola Power Bowl
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hand Portions

When you look at the nutritional values of a meal to log what you are eating, that is called tracking macros. A lot of people use this method to reach their health goals.

Looking at hand portion size and using this method to gauge how and what you eat is also a great method to help you reach your health goals. Many people who use this method often think this form of tracking meals is easier and more sustainable for a lifetime.

Want to learn more about hand portion size and how to use it to reach your goals? Check out the article How to Get Started with Hand Portion Sizes.

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  • Tanner says:

    Super easy! Been getting more into oats myself and adding a little protein never hurt anyone. Gave this recipe a try with vanilla protein powder and almond milk, very tasty.

    • Tanner says:

      I just made it! I used oat milk amd decided to also add some peaches/raisins. Yum!

      • Balanced Healthstyles says:

        Adding fruit sounds like a great addition. And so does using oat milk. Thanks for sending in a photo of your creation too.