What is Granola?
Here's what Wikipedia has to say about Granola...
Granola is a breakfast food and snack food consisting of rolled oats, nuts, honey, and sometimes rice, that is usually baked until crispy. During the baking process the mixture is stirred to maintain a loose, breakfast cereal-type consistency. Dried fruits, such as raisins and dates, are sometimes added.
A bowl of granola.
Besides serving as food for breakfast and/or snacks, granola is also often eaten by those who are hiking, camping, or backpacking due to the fact that it is lightweight, high in calories, and easy to store; these properties make it similar to trail mix and muesli.
Granola is often eaten in combination with yogurt, honey, strawberries, bananas, milk, and/or other forms of cereal. It can also serve as a topping for various types of pastries and/or desserts.
About Our Granola:
Gracious! Granola began in April of 2008. As most small businesses, it was born
of a passion, a passion for the kind of granola you canít buy in the store. We
use fresh, quality ingredients which are organic, local, and/or all natural and
original recipes that include sometimes unusual yet delicious flavors. Only small batches are made at a time, so each can be hand stirred.
We now bake in a Shared Kitchens facility in Lilburn, GA.
the first two years of growth we began to reach more customers through farmerís
markets, and we began to understand what people wanted and didnít want in their
granola. We listened and decided to make some changes: Canola oil to safflower
oil, conventional ingredients to more organic.
As I created more recipes, I kept the amount of sweeteners low, using
honey, sorghum, fruit juice, or maple syrup (from a family sugar house in
Vermont). Our granola is 3-6 grams of sugars per serving, depending on the blend. There is no salt added.