I love granola, but it seems like more and more packaged brands I find are full of sugar and unwanted additives (which is kind of ironic since granola is supposed to be a health food, isn’t it?). A good granola should be healthy, give you tons of energy, have lots of crunch and taste delicious. Kenya loves it on yogurt, fruit, with milk or simply on it’s own, so I make a lot of Wee-Granola.
When I don’t have enough time to whip up a fresh batch, but I want to give him something nutritious to satisfy his craving, I buy Vita Spelt Granola, which is made with different kinds of seeds (sunflower, flax, etc.), spelt flakes, organic maple syrup and other healthy ingredients. It comes in flavors like maple walnut, apple cinnamon and Kenya’s favorite, cranberry vanilla walnut.
Spelt provides above average protein and is higher in complex carbohydrates than wheat. It’s also an excellent source of fiber and phytonutrients and has a great whole grain taste.
This morning Kenya saw the bag of Vita Spelt on the counter and said “I want some”! He poured it into a bowl, grabbed it with two hands and started “slurping” the granola like it was a bowl of soup. I guess no twisting his arm to eat “health food”!