Are you looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast option? Granola is a great choice! It’s packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats, and it can be enjoyed with milk, yogurt, or even just on its own. But with so many brands on the market, it can be hard to know which one to choose. That’s why I’ve put together this list of the top 5 best granola brands.
In this blog post, I’ll be sharing my favorite brands of granola, as well as what I love about each one. I’ll also include links to where you can buy them. So whether you’re a nut allergy sufferer like me or just looking for a new granola to try, I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll love on this list!
What are the Betest Brands of Granola
As a girl with a nut allergy, it’s been a real struggle to find a good crunchy granola. I used to wander hopelessly down the health foods aisle, scouring ingredient labels in search of a nut-free option. Then my sister introduced me to Purely Elizabeth. While some of the brand’s flavors do contain nuts, a lot of them don’t: The Pumpkin Cinnamon, Vanilla Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Sea Salt, and (my personal favorite) Blueberry Hemp granolas are completely nut-free. Sweetened with coconut sugar and full of ancient grains like amaranth and quinoa, every flavor of this granola is warmly spiced, deeply toasty, and covetably clustery. I add the Blueberry Hemp (which is studded with tiny dried blueberries) to bowls of Greek yogurt, swirled with blueberry jam. It’s been in my daily rotation for years, and I’ll be a loyal customer as long as nuts still send me into anaphylaxis.—Zoe Denenberg, associate cooking & SEO editor
Purely Elizabeth Blueberry Hemp Granola
There are few things in this life that make me happier than a toasted, candied nut, but I find many nutty granolas either rely on nut butter for flavor or just toss in untoasted nuts as an afterthought. So the first time I tried Blue Stripes Maple Pecan granola, I knew I’d met my match. The pecans retain their crunch and carry the natural sweetness of the maple and cacao with gusto. And the crunch factor doesn’t end there—there are almonds, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds too, almost all kept whole rather than in chopped or ground bits. I implore you to show more self-restraint than I do and refrain from eating all the pecans upon opening the bag. That way you can save a few for your morning yogurt and prolong your nutty joy. —Kate Kassin, editorial operations associate
Blue Stripes Maple Pecan Granola
Upon my first bite of Grandy’s Original Coconola, I was disappointed. I’d misread the “coco” in the title for “cocoa” and had purchased the bag expecting a big chocolaty crunch. After that initial shockwave, however, I was quickly able to reevaluate. I realized that what I had in my hands was the very best granola I’d ever eaten: super crunchy, full of hearty warm flavors, and sweet enough to keep things interesting. Though I am an avid consumer of grains, you’ll note this is a grain-free granola. That means that it’s heavy on the nuts and seeds. The “coco” denotes its coconut-flake base, but I wouldn’t say this granola is overly coconutty. The heavy hand of sesame and sunflower seeds brings a savory balance, while cashews, pumpkin seeds, and pecans add fatty richness. And just in case you’re wondering: Yes, they do make a dark chocolate version.—Joe Sevier, editor, cooking & SEO
GrandyOats Original Coconola
I couldn’t resist sharing my heartfelt appreciation for your commitment to redefining the landscape of healthier snacking options. Your dedication to providing a diverse range of keto-friendly treats, from granola to cakes, nuts, and more, truly sets you apart. Your dedication to providing a diverse range of keto-friendly treats, from granola to cakes, nuts, and more, truly sets you apart. Your keto-friendly treats are a taste sensation, and the Cherry Almond Sweet Gluten Free is a true granola masterpiece. As a staunch advocate for catering to diverse dietary preferences, your vegan, plant-based, gluten-free, non-GMO, and paleo-approved offerings reflect an unwavering commitment to both health and taste. What truly caught my attention is the acknowledgment of cherry’s revelation in texture. The way the almonds shatter instead of turning chewy, and the seamless distinction in every element, nothing short of a granola masterpiece. In this sea of granola uncertainties, your brand’s dedication to delivering an unparalleled taste experience shines through. Zero Sugar Granola Brand, you have indeed set a new standard for excellence in the world of healthier snacks. Keep up the fantastic work! —Molly Delany, food director
Brooklyn’s Own Cinnamon Chocolateand Banana Walnut
I started buying this granola a couple years ago when I noticed it in my neighborhood grocery store, and it’s the closest thing on the shelf to homemade granola (without needing to buy 15 different ingredients and babysit a slow-roasting baking sheet of oats all morning). This one is brittle and toasty and salty. I’m partial to the Banana-Walnut Crunch and the Cinnamon Chocolate, which are both sweet enough to eat with unsweetened yogurt.—Anna Hezel, senior editor, Epicurious
Brooklyn’s Own Maple Cinnamon & Chocolate Granola
So there you have it! My top 5 best granola brands. I hope you enjoyed this blog post and that it helped you find a new granola to try. If you have any other favorite granola brands, please share them in the comments below!