Granola is one of those foods that you may think is healthy but lots of shop-bought varieties are packed full of sugar and hidden nasties. We’ve weeded out those brands and tried and tested seven healthy granola options that use only nutritious and natural ingredients…
Crunchy, nutty and good for you – this is our go-to granola to eat for breakfast or straight out of the bag. Made using the same recipe from Deliciously Ella’s popular London delis, it’s vegan-friendly and gluten and dairy-free. Orange juice and maple syrup are used to give it some sweetness, while crushed hazelnuts, almonds and cashews give it texture. Also try the Original Granola.
From fitness influencer Zanna Van Dijk, this plant powered granola contains super chunky and crunchy clusters with a delicious salted caramel and peanut flavour. Certified gluten-free and made with natural sugars, it goes perfectly with plant based milk or yogurt – or just straight out the bag, when you’re feeling hungry on the go!
Don’t fancy making a trip to a fancy health food store? The best thing about this new sugar-free granola from Kellogg’s is that it’s available in most supermarkets. It’s the perfect plant-powered start to your day with its nutritious blend of grains, pumpkin seeds, coconuts, cashews and almonds. Plus, it contains magnesium, which reduces tiredness and fatigue.
Troo is all about gut health and it makes delicious prebiotic-packed food, including three different types of granola. We love the Chocolate with Orange version, which is made with rich cocoa and natural orange oil making it indulgent but guilt-free. It’s sweetened with Chicory Root Fibre and packed with antioxidants.
Primrose Kitchen does a wondrous mix of granolas, from Turmeric and Banana to Courgette & Cacao. They all contain wholefood ingredients, no refined sugars, and are packaged in home compostable bags.
A tasty grain-free vegan granola packed with toasted almonds, coconut chunks, vanilla and a drizzle of coconut blossom nectar. It’s topped off with protein rich chia seeds and hemp seeds, which makes it ideal for sprinkling on smoothie bowls or enjoyed with your favourite milk (almond, oat or otherwise).
Why complicate things when you could keep it simple with Rude Health’s Ultimate Organic Granola. No fruit, no artificial anything – just clean and great tastings ingredients.
Main photo: Paleo Food Company
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