One of my favourite products is our Go Paleo Granola, which comes in three varieties:
- Cinnamon Nut
- Macadamia & Plum and
Cinnamon Nut is the most basic version and the other two varieties are made using the same base as Cinnamon Nut but with different additions.
When we were coming up with our granola formula, the most important thing was that it be sugar-free and sweetener-free. Unlike most paleo granolas on the market, we do not add any honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, coconut palm sugar, or any of the other myriad sugars out there. We figured that if you want your granola sweet, it’s easy to add a drizzle of honey yourself, but if you are watching your sugar and carb intake, ours is a sweetener-free option. The only added sugar is the in the dried cranberries in the Luxe Granola. As cranberries are naturally very tart, some sugar is added by the manufacturers, giving it around the same sugar content as raisins.
We started with sourcing the highest quality and freshest nuts we could find, using Australian pecans, macadamia and almonds. Our base formula includes a bunch of other nuts too, including hazelnuts for delicious flavour, brazil nuts for their selenium, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. The Luxe variety also has pistachios.
Next, we looked at how to make the clusters of crunchiness which make our granola so delectable. We added some butter, not too much, which contributes a wonderful flavour. We figure that the lactose content in butter is very low so it would be suitable for most people. We also add cinnamon, nutmeg and a little salt for flavour, and ground flax seed for its nutritional benefits.
So which granola to choose? If you are strictly watching your carb intake, Cinnamon Nut is the one for you as it has no dried fruit. Next up the Macadamia & Plum containing dried plum which is the lowest sugar dried fruit we could find. The plum bits are nice and chewy, and this is a good option if you want some fruit but not too much. Finally our Luxe Granola, which is still very low in sugar and carbs in comparison with regular breakfast cereals and mueslis, but contains dried plums, raisins, goji berries and dried cranberries.
We love it for breakfast. Sprinkle granola over yogurt and berries, with a drizzle of honey if you want a bit of extra sweetness. Other things you could add are cocoa nibs and chia seeds.