Friday, April 20, 2012

Nature's Hand Granola Review

The older I get the more I pay attention to my diet. Whole grains are an essential part of my daily routine. I can't think of a more delicious way to include whole grains in my diet than granola.

Nature's Hand Granola is made from a family recipe that is over 40 years old! This granola is packed with crunchy oats, sunflower and sesame seeds, and plenty of natural goodness. Nature's Hand is low in sugar and has no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.  This is by far one of the best granola I've ever tasted!

I tried it on yogurt, which always pairs well with granola, and I was in heaven. I also made these great cookies:

Chewy Maple Pecan Granola Cookies

1 cup butter 
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 1/2 cups of Nature's Hand Maple Pecan Granola
1/2 cup pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350


Mix butter and sugar(s) together until well blended. Add adds and mix.
In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
Add flour mixture to butter mixture.
Add granola and nuts.
Spoon onto baking sheets, space cookies well (they will spread). 
Bake for approximately 15 minutes.

My sister took these cookies to work for a potluck and every single person who tried them, LOVED them.  The granola provided great texture and flavor.

Of course you can also eat Nature's Hand Granola straight out of the bag as a snack, as an addition to your favorite trail mix, or if you're a cereal lover like my daughter, just add milk.

Nature's Hand Granola is such a great baking ingredient that I also used the Wild Blueberry variety in the topping on these blueberry muffins:

before baking






after baking
The result... delicious! You can get more recipe ideas from the Nature's Hand website. Be sure to visit their Facebook fan page and follow on Twitter too!

This is not a paid post. I received two free packages of Nature's Hand Granola for the purpose of this review. All views expressed are the opinion of Just Say I Told You So.

4 comments:

  1. I always check how much sugar granolas have. Many of them have a lot of it!

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  2. Thank you so much for this recommendation. I try to stay as far away as possible from processed foods and that really limits my selection. I LOVE granola and now you've introduced me to one that doesn't have sugar - yea!

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  3. Mmmm...luv granola and can't wait to try this!

    Sharon

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