10 Granola Flavors We Absolutely Love

By: Bob's Red Mill | October 22 2019

We love granola because it’s the type of food that can be eaten and enjoyed throughout the day. Whether we have a morning craving for a bowl of yogurt sprinkled with granola and fresh berries, or an afternoon hankering for a homemade granola bar, we know that granola will never let us down! 

At Bob’s Red Mill, we make our whole grain granolas with real, unsulfured dried fruits, nuts, seeds, honey and spices. If it’s clean eating types of granola cereal you’re searching for, we’ve certainly got you covered! In addition to our classic granolas, we also have Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free granolas that are made with carefully sourced gluten free oats, so you can enjoy your morning granola even when following a strict gluten free diet. 

With so many different granola ingredients floating around out there, the possibilities for granola creation are truly endless! We love getting in the kitchen and whipping up a new batch whenever the opportunity arises. From Coconut Spice Pan-Baked Granola to Apple Blueberry Granola, read on for some of our favorite granola flavors

Maple Sea Salt Pan-Baked Granola

If you’re a fan of all things maple and sea salt, you have to try our Maple Sea Salt Pan-Baked Granola! It’s one of the types of granola that combines both sweet and salty for a fantastic end result. Sprinkle it on top of plain Greek yogurt or enjoy it by the handful. 

Cranberry Almond Pan-Baked Granola

Our Cranberry Almond Pan-Baked Granola is made with just whole grain oats, real maple syrup, coconut, cranberries, almonds and wholesome seeds. It’s about as close as you can get to a homemade granola and is pan-baked to crispy, golden perfection. 

Coconut Spice Pan-Baked Granola

If you love coconut, spice and everything nice — our Coconut Spice Pan-Baked Granola is the one for you! Enjoy this granola as a snack or layer it with yogurt and shredded coconut for the ultimate yogurt parfait. We like to think it also tastes pretty good when paired with homemade coconut milk or almond milk.

Lemon Blueberry Pan-Baked Granola

Welcome to our Lemon Blueberry Pan-Baked Granola, a magical combination of whole grain oats, real maple syrup, coconut, blueberries and wholesome seeds! We pan bake this granola for a crispy and golden end result that makes for an ideal snack, breakfast or ice cream dessert topping.

Cinnamon Raisin Granola

Our Cinnamon Raisin Granola is a sweet and tasty mixture of chewy raisins, oat flour, rice flour and whole grain rolled oats. It’s one of our favorite types of granola cereal, due to its touch of cinnamon, sugar and molasses! Consider this granola oatmeal raisin cookies in a bag, which means it tastes exceptionally delightful when you toss it into a big bowl of creamy milk. 

Honey Oat Granola

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When it comes to ingredients for granola, honey and oats are a classic combo! Our Honey Oat Granola is made with gently toasted clusters of whole grain rolled oats, cane sugar, honey and a touch of vanilla for a wholesome granola. If you’re following a gluten free diet, you’ll be happy to know that we also offer Gluten Free Honey Oat Granola — so you can get the same delicious granola in gluten free form. 

Classic Granola

Our Classic Granola is exactly that — classic! It’s pleasantly crunchy and packed with a bunch of whole grain goodness. You can eat it with yogurt, heat it up with milk or get creative by adding your own assortment of fruits to the mix. You can also sprinkle it on top of muffins and baked goods for an added boost of texture and flavor. 

Apple Blueberry Granola

Apples and blueberries are two traditional granola flavors that always seem to shine. That’s why we put them together with nutritious whole grain oats and just a touch of cane sugar for a delightful any-time-of-day snack. Our Apple Blueberry Granola is another one of our granolas that can be enjoyed on gluten free diet with our version of Gluten Free Apple Blueberry Granola.

Honey Almond Granola 

Ingredients for granola don’t have to be complicated. That’s what we love about our Honey Almond Granola. These crunchy clusters are delicious for snacks or parfaits and the added touch of coconut and brown sugar makes them oh-so-tasty!

Granola Recipes

If you’re looking for some inspiration for types of granola, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite granola ingredients and granola flavors from fellow chefs and home cooks. Between pumpkin, berry vanilla, ginger and buckwheat, there’s something in this list for the granola enthusiast in us all. We couldn’t choose just one — we made “number 10” on this list a bit longer, so you can feel free to indulge!

Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats with Homemade Granola

This recipe for Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats with Homemade Granola takes two of our favorite dishes (steel cut oats and granola) and combines them into one delicious dish. Chef Billy Parisi uses our “meaty” and “chewy” oats as a base for his creative breakfast, which is why it makes this list as one of the all-time best types of granola dishes out there! He also folds in coconut milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, honey and cinnamon to get the perfect balance of flavors. Once the homemade granola is sprinkled on top, this dish becomes an instant family favorite for parents and little ones alike. As Billy notes, if you’ve never made homemade granola, it will be fun and incredibly rewarding once you find how truly simple it is! And, for the frosting on the cake, or shall we say — the cookies on the steel cut oats — Billy adds one last secret ingredient. He crumbles amaretti cookies and adds some to the top of the pumpkin steel cut oats alongside orange zest. 

Granola with Ginger, Almonds and Hemp Seed Hearts

When we’re on the hunt for something wildly delicious and outrageous in the realm of granola, we think of creative and underutilized ingredients! Hemp seed hearts and ginger are two such things. That’s why this Granola with Ginger, Almonds and Hemp Seed Hearts stole our own hearts and got us excited about all things having to do with homemade granola! It’s made with Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats, almonds, peanuts, fresh ginger and hemp seed hearts. Because these hemp seed hearts are crushed seeds of the hemp plant, they taste like toasty little nuts and go perfectly in a big batch of morning granola. They’re also soft, which adds a nice texture in addition to the pleasant flavor. Recipe creator Cathy boils her fresh ginger slices in water and brown sugar to make a syrup and to soften the pieces. So far as granola ingredients go, this is one of the more inventive ones we have seen so far, and we love what it adds to the granola. It’s a welcome surprise with a bit of zing and a bit of sweetness that combines perfectly with the rolled oats, roasted almonds and roasted peanuts.

Naturally Sweetened Berry Vanilla Granola Bars

We must admit, at Bob’s Red Mill, we love our granola bars as much as we love our pure granola. These Naturally Sweetened Berry Vanilla Granola Bars from A Latte Food are one of the best ways to enjoy granola. They’re refined sugar free, gluten free and made with coconut oil, and can be eaten for breakfast, afternoon snack or anything in between. The bars incorporate our Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Nutritional Booster to give them a boost of extra plant-based protein and fiber. The nutritional booster also adds additional sweetness to the bars, as it’s sweetened with monk fruit. For types of granola dishes that go beyond the classics, it’s hard to beat these amazing bars. Packed with oats, honey, maple syrup, coconut oil, shredded coconut and dried berries, they made for a fantastic breakfast when you’re on-the-go. Put them in your work lunch box, your workout bag or toss them in the kiddos’ lunches. 

Sweet and Savory Grain-Free Granola

In this recipe for Sweet and Savory Grain-Free Granola, author Andrew uses a whole bunch of Bob’s Red Mill products to create a tasty granola chock full of nutrition. From Chia Seeds and Sunflower Seeds to Coconut Flakes, we love how Andrew utilizes a number of granola ingredients from Bob’s Red Mill to make a stellar dish. His recipe proves that the best granolas sometimes have to do with thinking slightly outside of the box. Once you look inside you pantry, you’ll realize how much can be tossed onto a tray, baked in the oven and turned into a delightfully decadent and sweet homemade granola!

Do you have any favorite granola flavors or recipes for granola and granola-inspired treats that you absolutely love? If so, feel free to share them with us in the comments below. At Bob’s Red Mill, we’re always searching for the next best granola flavors.

Whether it’s something classic and simple, or whacky and wild, we’d love to hear your top picks for granola!

From the BRM team, wishing you a happy, healthy and granola-filled day ahead. May it be filled with plenty of oats, honey, nuts, seeds and wholesome goodness.

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