Monday, June 16, 2014

Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Granola

I’ve been a fan of Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free oatmeal for years and I was very happy to see that Bob’s Red Mill is now offering gluten-free granola. Yay! Let’s keep expanding those gluten-free options!

Disclosure: Bob’s Red Mill sent me samples of their gluten-free granola to review.

The Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free granolas come in two flavors – honey oat and apple blueberry.Both are gluten-free, wheat-free, and dairy-free. They are processed in a facility processes tree nuts and soy. I decided to try the apple blueberry granola first. Doesn’t that sound good?

What I noticed first was that there are no blueberries in the granola. The ingredients do include dried apples, but the apples are not visible in the cereal. Fruit juices provide the flavor. Incidentally, the honey oat version contains some honey but brown sugar is a more prominent ingredient.

Both varieties contain a nice nutrition profile with 4/5 grams of fiber, 4/5 grams of protein, just 15/11 grams of sugar, and 200/210 calories (for the apple blueberry and honey oat respectively).

For my taste test I used hemp milk and added some wild blueberries (because blueberry granola should actually have some blueberries in it, don’t you think?).

Overall, I found the granola to be quite good, but I do prefer to make my own. Have I mentioned that The Allergy-Free Pantry: Make Your Own Staples, Snacks, and More Without Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy or Nuts includes some recipes to make your own granola?

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