Posted on | January 18, 2012 | No Comments
This “groovy” granola was provided complimentary by Boulder Granola. Their slogan is “Unleash Your Inner Hippie” and their granola comes packaged in a resealable bag featuring a colorful and whimsical label. Hmm, would this granola be as interesting and fun as it sounds?
If you remember, I am a granola girl. I would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I love the crunch of the oats, and the sweetness of the dried fruit. I was a little put off when I first looked at this gluten free granola. I did not see regular looking oats, or dried fruit. I only saw seeds. I looked at the ingredients and saw that oil is the second ingredients. Yikes.
The grains included were oats, flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and oat bran. A few partial and whole almonds were present, but not many. There was no dried fruit added, and the flavor of sunflower seeds seemed fairly strong. The other flavors I noticed was coconut and a bit of maple syrup, which added sweetness.
I added milk to the granola and noticed how mild the flavor was. I first experienced the subtle taste of the grains, and then a hint of coconut. There is a slight crunch to it. However, the granola softened and lost its crunch quickly in milk because the grains are so small. When milk is added to this granola, I suggest eating it quickly.
Since the granola is so mild tasting I would suggest pairing it with fresh fruit, yogurt, or even fortifying this gluten free granola adding your own dried fruits and nuts for a custom granola experience..
Rating: 3 stars
Pros: Variety of grains, low sugar, dairy free
Cons: Gets soggy quickly, very mild tasting
Ingredients: Organic certified gluten-free rolled oats, organic expellerpressed canola oil, organic golden flax seeds, organic sesame seeds, organic rice milk powder (organic rice syrup powder, organic rice starch, organic rice flour), organic almonds, organic sunflower seeds, certified gluten free oat bran, organic coconut, organic Vermont maple srup
Nutritional Snapshot: 190 calories, 14g fat, 15g carbohydrates, 2g sugar, 5g protein
If you would like to try this gluten free granola from Boulder, please Click HERE to visit their website. Their gluten free granola is located in the middle of the ordering page. They do offer gluten granola, so be careful when ordering.
Review provided by Kristina