The Hudson Henry Baking Company of Palmyra, Virginia makes an award-winning granola handcrafted with incredible ingredients: rolled oats, maple syrup, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, pecans, brown sugar, organic coconut, sliced almonds, and sea salt.
Awarded the Sofi Gold (the Oscars of food awards), the Hudson Henry (the names of the two sons of the founders of the company) Maple, Pecans, & Coconut Granola is everything you want in a granola: flavor, flavor, and more flavor along with real ingredients, low in sugar (5 grams per serving), low in sodium (65 mg per serving), and high in protein (3 grams per serving). Read more
After all these years, we are still Crunchy Granola People.
At the southeastern tip of Vermont is a town called Brattleboro where a family-owned bakery of self-described “crunchy granola people” makes some of the most delicious and nutritious granolas on the market.
Using only non-GMO certified organic ingredients, Back Roads Granola is also noteworthy for what they don’t use: sugar, salt, canola oil, and no wheat products (all the granolas are certified gluten-free). Instead, the company uses Vermont maple syrup and honey to add a slight sweetness to the granola along with a touch of sunflower oil. Read more
Back in 1984, Alice Waters of Chez Panisse fame opened a casual cafe called Café Fanny in Berkeley, California with a simple menu that included her mother’s recipe for organic granola. For the next three decades, the organic granola was the mainstay that customers could count on year after year.
Although Café Fanny closed in 2012, the recipe lives on with Cassandra Chen, the owner of CC Made, a maker of artisan caramels, popcorn, and sauces that bought the original recipe, kept it the same (why change a good thing?), updated the packaging, and added two new flavors to the mix: Flaxseed and Cran-Coconut. Read more
Ten years ago (2006) Lars Akerlund opened a coffeehouse on 58th Street in Manhattan called FIKA – a Swedish word pronounced “FeeKah” that translates into taking a coffee break to indulge in the ritual of conversation, often accompanied by something sweet or savory. According to Akerlund, having a daily FIKA is a way of life in Sweden and an important part of the culture. It offers a way of both relaxing and staying connected. And, in New York City who doesn’t need to relax and stay connected? Read more
As true as our name suggests, we use only 100% natural, non-GMO, wild cultivated ingredients. No syrups, no extracts, and no oils– just pure, whole foods.
Whereas most granola contains oats as the primary ingredient, Wildway Grain-Free Granola relies on organic dates, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dry roasted cashews, pecans, and vanilla bean as a base to which other dried fruits, nuts, and spices are added to make a delicious granola that is free of sweeteners, oil, dairy, grains, oats, and soy. Certified gluten-free, Wildway Grain-Free Granola is a soft and chewy granola that is naturally sweet.
Wildway Grain-Free Granola comes in four varieties: Read more
Choosing a granola is becoming a time-consuming project with the selections growing daily. Along with Early Bird Foods, Purely Elizabeth, Bola, Our Daily Eats, and Granola Lab, all of whom make fabulous granola, there are five more fantastic granolas worth trying. Each is made with an eye on nutrition, texture, and taste with no artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives. What they all have in common is deliciousness. Oats, nuts, seeds, fruit…..the combinations are endless. Read more
The granola bar is at one end of the granola spectrum and on the other end is loose granola. Popular as both a cereal and snack food, granola in its two major forms is the go-to food for those who want a nutritious meal or snack on the go. But, what if you want a granola that is more substantial in texture than a cereal but not as rigid as a bar? The answer is the granola cluster: chunks of loosely held together pieces of granola that have the texture of a bar but the flexibility of a crumbly cereal. Read more
Two Moms in the Raw is a Boulder-based company that produces granola bars full of seeds, nuts, fruits, and spices and not much else. Slightly sweet, chewy and crunchy, Two Moms in the Raw Granola Bars have all the attributes the health conscious consumer is looking for: 100% organic, wheat free, dairy free, soy free, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher, raw, and handmade. I would add delicious, nutritious, and convenient. Each 2-ounce bar is individually wrapped making Two Moms in the Raw Granola Bars easy to tote along for that late morning or mid-afternoon snack. Read more
This past week while grocery shopping, my vegan daughter convinced me to try a new brand of granola made by a company called Purely Elizabeth. She didn’t have to twist my arm even though we have at least a half-dozen bags of granola in our cereal cabinet, each one lovely in its own special way.
In our house, granola has a special importance and is given the status of both diamonds and water. Valued for its clarity in ingredients and adaptability (almost everything tastes better with granola just as diamonds look great with nearly anything), granola is the one food that tastes heavenly in its many variations and is a source of sustenance, just like water. Read more
Freddy Guys is a well-known west coast based family run hazelnut orchard business who sells their raw or freshly roasted hazelnuts in the Portland area Farmer’s Markets and for those who aren’t local, the company’s products can be purchased via the company website: www.freddyguys.com. Famous for their commitment to deliver the most flavorful and freshest hazelnuts, the company handles every aspect of growing and roasting to ensure the consumer receives top quality hazelnuts. From that commitment, the idea to make Hazelnut Granola was born and for those who love hazelnuts, the Hazelnut Granola is a delicious nutty treat. Read more