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Granola: Healthy and Wholesome
It’s no secret that granola is good for you. It’s also no secret that our granola is both good for you and delicious. We at La Tour Bakehouse believe that any respectable granola should contain three key components - oats, fruits, and nuts. Taste-wise, this trinity always knocks it out of the park. Health-wise, the oats contain high levels of fiber and protein, the fruits provide countless vitamins and minerals, and the nuts deliver healthy fats. Together, these three form a nutritious combination that fuels you up and fills you up.
Good thing we practice what we preach. Our plain granola contains a fantastic mix of oats, cranberries, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, pecans, and coconut, all of which is sweetened by a touch of butter, brown sugar, honey, vanilla and salt. This granola is out-of-this-world delicious. Each mouthful is a fusion of tastes and textures – crunchy and moist, salty and sweet. And we forget – did we mention it’s wholesome, too? With this heart-healthy snack in hand, you can make it through the roughest of days. Heck, you could even climb Mount Everest.
Once you get a taste, you won’t be able to stop. That’s why we have a couple other variations to help you change up your granola routine every once in awhile. In addition to Plain, we have No Added Sugar (oats, walnuts, wheat germ, cranberries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dates, prunes, almonds, shredded coconut, oil, apple juice) and Macadamia Nut (oats, cranberries, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, almonds, pecans, butter, coconut, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, salt).
While granola is awesome for snacking, it’s also great with other stuff. Start your morning with the simple, full-proof, and filling fruit yogurt granola parfait. We found a six ingredient berry parfait that’s perfect for the summer. If you’re in the mood for something a little more decadent for breakfast, try out these granola upside down cupcakes from The Cupcake Project. Granola can also serve as a sweet finish to a satisfying meal. Robin Miller has a quick and easy layered pear pizza with ricotta, apricot preserves, and granola that’s a little unusual and a lot delicious. But, if you’re looking for something more classic and all-American, classic, you can always depend on this simple granola apple crisp recipe from Taste of Home.
Granola is really as good as it gets. Not only does it taste fantastic, but it also makes you feel and look fantastic. Sound too good to be true? Maybe. But we assure you that it’s not. Still skeptical? Check it out for yourself. We’ll make believers out of you yet.