Product Review: Glutenfreeda Cranberry Cashew Honey Granola

Glutenfreeda Cashew Cranberry Honey Granola

Glutenfreeda Cashew Cranberry Honey Granola

Product: Glutenfreeda Cranberry Cashew Honey Granola – $4.99+

Way back when my gluten-free journey started, I finally stopped cheating on my oatmeal (because I got tired of feeling like crap after lunch) and made the leap to gluten-free oats.  One of the first brands readily available in my area (and also more cost efficient than others) was the gluten-free oatmeal by Glutenfreeda.  And…sadly enough, the oatmeal didn’t wow me or really make me want to be friends with it.  In fact, I found it rather bland, if I recall correctly.

But…sometimes you have to learn not to hold something against a brand itself.  And, after a quick trip to Birmingham, Alabama, and a dash through the Publix near the Mellow Mushroom I was meeting my parents at for gluten-free pizza that night…I discovered a delicious sounding granola on the gluten-free shelves.  The issue I had was…it was Glutenfreeda.

Do I risk it?  I mean…it was Glutenfreeda Gluten-Free Cranberry Cashew Honey Granola.  Um…nothing wrong with any of that.  In fact…it sounds oh…so right!  So, with a little debating, I finally snatched it off the shelf and committed myself to the purchase.

And…a month later…and me back in Louisville, Kentucky…I broke it out of the pantry for some breakfast parfaits (made with Greek yogurt and caramelized pears).  Oh, to be sure, I was beyond nervous.  It was the only granola in the pantry at the time, so it was either amazing…or not.  And with no replacement, either way my roomie and I were eating it.

*sigh*  *deep breath*

Breakfast Parfait…assemble!

Of course, I had to test the granola on its own before tossing it with the rest of the parfait components.  I poured a bit in my palm, getting the oats, the dried cranberries, and the cashews.  I tossed it back and…it was really good.  I mean…REALLY good.  It’s actually that perfect mix of sweet and salty.  I mean…perfect.  It has the flavor from the roasted cashews and the sweetness from the dried cranberries.  The honey ties it all together.  And the gluten-free oats are toasted to perfection and absolutely amazing.  It all just comes together…and as much as I thought I was going to dislike this granola…I love it.

Naturally, because I have yet to find it around here.  HA!

So…let’s talk ingredients, shall we?  You’ll love these.  Glutenfreeda’s Gluten-Free Cranberry Cashew Honey Granola is simply made from gluten-free oats, cashews, dried cranberries, brown sugar, canola oil, honey, flax seeds, vanilla.

That’s it.  Okay…so the canola oil and brown sugar might throw you off…especially the canola oil, but in the grand scheme of things…not too shabby!  Not at all.

Nutritionally speaking, Glutenfreeda isn’t dishing up a whole lot of empty, sugar-laden calories either.  Each box of granola contains 4 individual packages.  The kicker is, there are 10 servings per box.  So do not eat an entire package in one sitting.  You’ll be doing 2.5 servings if you do that.  And one serving, 1/4 cup of the granola, will give you 120 calories and 4 grams of fat.  This granola is cholesterol-free and sodium-free.  A serving also provides you with 6 grams of sugar (not bad), 2 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein.

Honestly, I was skeptical, but as it turns out…I was pleasantly surprised to actually like this granola.  Not just like…love.  I could indulge in this at breakfast every day…if I could find it in my area.  Great flavor profile.  Crunchy, tasty granola.  Great job, Glutenfreeda!

Granola never tasted this good! Roasted cashews and plump dried cranberries are the cornerstones to our Cranberry Cashew Honey granola. This wholesome cereal is the perfect way to start your day, carry you through the day or even end your day, as a late night snack. Our Cranberry Cashew Honey Granola is made with certified gluten-free oats and is a great way to get fiber back into your diet, deliciously.

Each box contains 4 convenient travel pouches. Just slide one in your purse, briefcase or backpack for a nutritious ‘anytime’ snack.’

Ingredients:

Certified gluten-free oats, cashews (salt), dried cranberries (sugar, sunflower oil), brown sugar, canola oil, honey, flax seeds, vanilla.

– See more at: http://www.glutenfreeda.com/our-products/granola/cranberry-cashew/#sthash.hltlNfkn.dpuf

 

Granola never tasted this good! Roasted cashews and plump dried cranberries are the cornerstones to our Cranberry Cashew Honey granola. This wholesome cereal is the perfect way to start your day, carry you through the day or even end your day, as a late night snack. Our Cranberry Cashew Honey Granola is made with certified gluten-free oats and is a great way to get fiber back into your diet, deliciously.

Each box contains 4 convenient travel pouches. Just slide one in your purse, briefcase or backpack for a nutritious ‘anytime’ snack.’

Ingredients:

Certified gluten-free oats, cashews (salt), dried cranberries (sugar, sunflower oil), brown sugar, canola oil, honey, flax seeds, vanilla.

– See more at: http://www.glutenfreeda.com/our-products/granola/cranberry-cashew/#sthash.hltlNfkn.dpuf

Granola never tasted this good! Roasted cashews and plump dried cranberries are the cornerstones to our Cranberry Cashew Honey granola. This wholesome cereal is the perfect way to start your day, carry you through the day or even end your day, as a late night snack. Our Cranberry Cashew Honey Granola is made with certified gluten-free oats and is a great way to get fiber back into your diet, deliciously.

Each box contains 4 convenient travel pouches. Just slide one in your purse, briefcase or backpack for a nutritious ‘anytime’ snack.’

Ingredients:

Certified gluten-free oats, cashews (salt), dried cranberries (sugar, sunflower oil), brown sugar, canola oil, honey, flax seeds, vanilla.

– See more at: http://www.glutenfreeda.com/our-products/granola/cranberry-cashew/#sthash.hltlNfkn.dpuf

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