Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Granola - Product Review

My breakfast is usually quite predictable, either gluten-free oatmeal (preferably prepared on the stove top) or corn flakes. Throw some blueberries on top, add some hemp milk, and I am set. But sometimes a fast and easy solution is required -- a breakfast bar or something like this new granola from Bob's Red Mill.

 Disclosure: Bob's Red Mill sent me a sample for review.

Can I be a bit of a food snob for a minute? I must admit that I prefer my own homemade granola (recipes can be found in The Allergy-Free Pantry). There's something about homemade that just makes it taste better. But if you prefer an off-the-shelf version, this is a great alternative.

This gluten-free apple blueberry granola is described as "lightly sweetened," and it fits that bill. At 15 grams of sugar per serving, it is not too sweet and yet sweet enough that you won't be tempted to add sugar.

Note the warning for tree nuts and soy. The label also states that the product is "tested and confirmed gluten free in our quality control laboratory." 

As with most Bob's Red Mill products, it tastes quite good. Whereas there are small bits of apple in the granola (they are hard to see, but you can taste them), there are no blueberries. Instead, natural blueberry flavoring is added. I may add some fresh blueberries in my next bowl.