I.M. Healthy Awesome Granola: Peanut- and Tree Nut-Free

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Version:
Apple, Blueberry, with Raisins and Cranberries
Price:
$.50 per single serve package; 10-ounce boxes also available

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Rating:
5
On November 1, 2014
Last modified:November 1, 2014

Summary:

Though not suitable for those who shun soy, this tasty granola has recently been upgraded with certified gluten-free oats that are coated and baked in soynut butter. The result is delicious, nutty, substantial little clusters with perfectly sweet flavor. It makes a wonderful breakfast treat or snack for nut-free policies as each little nugget is baked in a facility that is free of dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame.

I’ve received quite a few comments from parents where their child’s school has banned nuts from the classroom, or their child has multiple allergies, and they need some alternatives for snacks. Luckily, I can give a thumbs up to I.M. Healthy Awesome Granola, which I recently trialed at a food allergy conference.

I.M. Healthy Awesome Granola - peanut-free, tree nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free

I.M. Healthy Awesome Granola is from the popular SoyNut Butter company, and they’ve done a really tasty thing: baked soynut butter (made with whole non-GMO roasted soybeans) right on the granola! I love granola made this way, it has a nutty infusing, the mini clusters are more substantial, and it’s somehow tastier and more fulfilling.

I.M. Healthy Awesome Granola - peanut-free, tree nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free

Naturally, I.M. Healthy Awesome Granola isn’t suitable for soy allergies, but at last report, they had a dairy-, egg-, gluten-, peanut-, sesame-, and tree nut-free facility. And though I don’t yet see all of them on their website, they are emerging with four gluten-free certified flavors: All-Natural, Apple, Blueberry, and with Raisins and Cranberries.

The Apple flavor of I.M. Healthy Awesome Granola was reported by the company as a fan favorite, and I could taste why. The warm earthy flavor from the soynut butter-covered oats was nicely complimented with little dried apple bits that are almost like candy. That said, the mix isn’t overly sweet – it’s just right. My only wish is that they added cinnamon.

I asked my friend if her nut-free household wanted to sample the other two flavors that I had, the Blueberry and with Raisins and Cranberries, and she said her preteen and teen devoured them in nothing flat. They were voted as delicious! We haven’t tried the All Natural as of yet, which I’m actually betting would be my favorite – I really like the lowest sugars and the ability to customize to my mood.

I.M. Healthy Awesome Granola - peanut-free, tree nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free

Certifications: I.M. Healthy Awesome Granola is Certified Kosher Parve and has a new Gluten-Free Certification. Though it doesn’t have an official non-GMO stamp, they do use Non-GMO roasted soybeans.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, I.M. Healthy Awesome Granola is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, verify on the label and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the I.M. Healthy website at www.soynutbutter.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.