Grandy Oats: More Than Just Granola
In recent efforts to eat healthily,Â consumers’ demand for organic, minimally processed foods has increased… enter GrandyOats granola. GrandyOats is a company that, for the past 30 years, has supplied a product that is both organic and minimally processed.Â Â All of which is made by hand locally in their historic dairy barn, located in the White Mountains of Maine. Â Most of what GrandyOats sells is sold in bulk in reusable and recyclable containers, creating far less waste than their competitors.
It never occurred to me to eat granola other than in my yogurt to add some crunch, but GrandyOats taught me that is much more multifaceted than that. Their website lists many recipes using GrandyOats products. Â I perused the options and decided on some granola cookies. At Whole Foods, I found the Classic Granola. The recipe was very quick and easy to make by mixing some peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon in addition to the granola; the cookies came out deliciously (find the recipe at the end of this post). They had a chewy texture that was new to me with peanut butter and chocolate flavor. Check out the finished product:
While I was at Whole Foods, I also picked up some of the High Antioxidant Trail Mix. Â I couldnâ€™t resist this healthy mix of pumpkin seeds, raisins, goji berries, and mulberries. I loved how the saltiness of the pumpkin seeds complemented the sweetness of the berries. Â Also, it was great to know that the ingredients are organic without any added pesticides or toxins.
GrandyOats has a non-profit partnership with local land trusts and environmentally friendly organizations. They donate 25% of their profits from online sales to a designated non-profit chosen each month. If you order your favorite granola, trial mix, or other products, you can help support the local movement. Â There are lots of recipes on their website that you can make with their products- besides the cookies I saw muffins, fruit tarts, apple crisp, oatmeal and more.
Join GrandyOats in supporting their local, sustainable business practices by coming to the Boston Local Food Festival on Sunday October 6th on the Greenway.Â See you there!
This post was written by Melissa Wallace of Livin’ Local Boston, go check her out!
By Kelly Hemeon
Yield: 18 cookies
12 Tbs. peanut butter
Â½Â C carob or choc. chips
1 Â½ C GrandyOats Mainely Maple Granola
Â½ C honey
1 t cinnamon
Heat oven to 350, grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. Stir together peanut butter, honey and cinnamon, add in chips and granola. Drop cookies by spoonful onto baking sheet. Bake about 15 min. or until top is golden brown. Let cookies stand 10 min. before cooling completely on wire rack.