Ola! is an all-natural granola that is shaking up snack time. According to Ola!, granola is no longer simply a breakfast food but can be used in everything from cookies to waffles to salads and also is a perfect snack all by itself. The No Nut Vanilla flavor is especially kid-friendly and perfect for on the go snacking. Other flavors include Vanilla Almond and Cranberry Orange Pecan.
I recently had the opportunity to try all 3 flavors of Ola! Granola and I had a hard time picking a favorite. (Although…I’m a nut for nuts so Vanilla Almond and Cranberry Orange Pecan did have an edge over the No Nut Vanilla!) What I liked about all 3 was the fresh taste, the light sweetness, and the hearty size of the granola pieces and the nuts and cranberries. I didn’t find lots of tiny little pieces in the bags, but nice clusters that weren’t rock hard like some granolas I’ve tried.
The Vanilla Almond had a nice, light cinnamon taste and was perfect by the handful. It is the classic granola taste. Between me, my daughter and my grandson, the first 1 ounce snack bag was gone in a matter of moments! The pecans in the Cranberry Orange Pecan flavor were wonderful, toasted and crunchy with a hint of orange and cinnamon. And the No Nut Vanilla had the same nice flavor as the Vanilla Almond but without the nuts! So, definitely something for everyone.
I love that this is a natural product, there are no unpronounceable preservatives in the list of ingredients (which is wonderfully short), they are vegan and only 120 calories per ounce. A really healthy snack. But also a great addition or base as well.
Of course I added the Vanilla Almond to Greek yogurt, which was fantastic. I heated the No Nut Vanilla with milk and cooled it down with some frozen blueberries and that was pretty darn yummy for breakfast. I added the Cranberry Orange Pecan to a salad with a little grilled chicken and a balsamic vinaigrette – I could eat that many more times! I also made my regular oatmeal cookie recipe but substituted the Vanilla Almond Ola! for the oatmeal and they turned out great. This is definitely a product I would recommend to family, friends and you!
Here are several recipe suggestions from Ola! for you to try:
Treat your family to a fun new twist on the traditional scone, try the Cranberry Orange Pecan Scones recipe with Ola! Cranberry Orange Pecan Granola.
An all-time favorite with an even sweeter crunch, try the Ola! Granola and Raisin Cookies recipe with Ola! No Nut Vanilla Granola.
For a twist on traditional pork chops, try Really Really Stuffed Pork Chops with Ola! Cranberry Orange Pecan Granola.
I received a sample to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.
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