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.
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.
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.
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.
For More Product Information: Visit the Nana’s Nola website at www.nanasnola.com.