Nana’s Nola: Gluten-Free, Organic, Whole Grain Granola Bites

Review of: Nana's Nola
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Flying Changes Bed & Breakfast
$2.33 per 2-ounce bag

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On September 12, 2014
Last modified:September 8, 2014


Though hearty and filling, with generously-sized, brittle bites, this snacking granola is on the "delicate" side with a pleasant gentle sweetness and the addition of puffed and flaked whole, gluten-free grains to lighten the overall texture. Nonetheless, it is on the indulgent side, rich with organic coconut oil, brown rice syrup, and agave nectar.

Billed as a snack food, rather than a cereal, and sold in convenient yet generously-sized, single-serve bags (2 servings in my opinion!), Nana’s Nola has a homemade quality that is hard to find in most store-bought granolas.

Nana's Nola: Crunch, Gluten-Free, Whole Grain, Organic Granola Bites - #dairyfree

Though definitely crunchy, Nana’s Nola is a gentle granola all around. It’s light in sweetness, with a soft and pleasing flavor, and light in texture, with a lot of puffed goodness. To achieve that harmonious consistency, Nana’s Nola is packed with gluten-free oats, crisp rice, puffed quinoa, sunflower seed meal, corn meal, and amaranth flakes. But it is by no means a featherweight snack. Each bag provides 270 calories with ample “healthy” fats from coconut oil.

Nana's Nola: Crunch, Gluten-Free, Whole Grain, Organic Granola Bites - #dairyfree

I thought Nana’s Nola could use a touch of salt or some added spices to really make the flavor pop. For that reason, I preferred it as a nutritious topper for dairy-free yogurt or sprinkled on apples with seed butter. It added a nice crunch and taste, while letting the other ingredients also assert themselves.

Nana's Nola: Crunch, Gluten-Free, Whole Grain, Organic Granola Bites - #dairyfree

Certifications: Nana’s Nola uses all organic and gluten-free ingredients, and labels their products as such, but I didn’t note certifications on the package for either. It does carry the Whole Grain label and is certified Kosher D.E. (for dairy equipment).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Nana’s Nola is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

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Alisa is the founder of, 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.

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