No matter how many different types of granola I try, and no matter how many I fall in love with, I just can’t seem to stop browsing for more. So how could I possibly resist sampling at least a couple boxes of Nature’s Path Granola? It now comes in
twelve fourteen dairy-free, kosher pareve varieties, most of which are vegan.
As a heads up, Nature’s Path keeps changing their packaging. The images below show the current look, but some varieties are now coming out in bags while older varieties are still in boxes. In other words, look for the brand, not the packaging. My picture of the actual granola was taken just before the last image switch, but the granola itself is the same.
Nature’s Path Adds DF/GF Superfood Flavors to Classic Granola Line
Nature’s Path Granola is made from wholesome, simple, organic ingredients and is available in a wide range of flavors. Their latest venture includes two Superfood flavors, each made with gluten-free whole grain oats, and stocked with nutritious ingredient infusions. The Smoothie Bowl variety even contains a greens blend!
As we try each variety, we’ll add our tasting notes and the ingredients. But please do leave your own rating and review below on any of the flavors that you have bought and tried.
Hemp Hearts (formerly known as Hemp Plus)
This granola is a little lighter than your average granola and has a wonderful crispy crunch. However, it does get soggier in milk. I’d call it a granola-cereal hybrid. The flavor is good, and not overly sweet, yet somehow the sweetness doesn’t meld well. It tastes a little like sugar coating the grains rather than baked in. Perhaps if they changed the sweetener to something like maple syrup and used a higher ratio of whole grains to crisps, then it would hit the mark for hearty perfection. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it and thought they were quite generous with the flaxseeds. But considering the name, I expected more hemp seeds.
Ingredients: whole grain rolled oats*, cane sugar*, soy oil*, brown rice flour*, flax seeds*, oat syrup solids* (oat syrup solids*, tocopherols), hemp seeds*, sea salt, molasses*. *organic. contains soy. produced in a facility that uses wheat, peanuts and tree nuts.
Nutrition (per 3/4 cup): 260 calories, 10g fat, 36g carbs, 5g fiber, 10g sugars (includes 9g added sugars), 6g protein.*
This is a must buy for peanut butter fans. It was a little to rich for my husband, but I loved the density. They really don’t skimp on this granola, which has flaxseeds, peanut butter, and roasted peanuts in every spoonful.
Ingredients: whole grain rolled oats*, cane sugar*, soy oil*, peanut butter*, brown rice flour*, roasted peanuts*, oat syrup solids* (oat syrup solids*, tocopherols), sea salt, tocopherols (natural vitamin e), molasses*. *organic. contains peanuts and soy. produced in a facility that uses wheat and tree nuts.
Nutrition (per 3/4 cup): 260 calories, 11g fat, 35g carbs, 4g fiber, 9g sugars (includes 7g added sugars), 7g protein.*
Other Flavors of Nature’s Path Granola
We’ll add tasting notes on these as we try them or as you share them. But please do leave your own rating and review below if you’ve tried any of these dairy-free granolas.
- Almond Cranberry (gluten-free)
- Blueberry Pecan Crunch (gluten-free)
- Coconut Chia
- Coconut & Cashew Butter (gluten-free)
- Golden Turmeric Superfood (gluten-free)
- Honey Almond (gluten-free)
- Kirkland Signature Ancient Grains
- Pumpkin Seed + Flax
- Smoothie Bowl Superfood (gluten-free)
- Summer Berries (gluten-free)
- Vanilla Almond + Flax
- Vanilla Pumpkin Seed (gluten-free)
The Facts on Nature’s Path Granola
Price: $4.49 to $5.99 per 11- to 12-ounce box.
Availability: Nature’s Path Granola is available in Whole Foods, Sprouts, Walmart, Target, and many other grocers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Certifications: The classic line of Nature’s Path Granola is Certified Organic, Certified Kosher Pareve, and Non-GMO Verified. Most flavors are also Certified Vegan (one or two contain honey).
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, the Nature’s Path Granola is dairy-free, egg-free, and vegetarian. Most flavors are vegan. The boxed varieties of Nature’s Path Granola are not labeled as gluten-free as they apparently do not use certified gluten-free oats. Most of the stand-up pouch varieties are labeled as gluten-free, with the exception of the Kirkland / Costco variety.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Nature’s Path website at naturespath.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
Recently bit down on Nature Paths Granola and Cashew cereal and had a molar explode. My dentist confirmed no decay in the tooth when he yanked it out. Needless to say some of the nuts may be a little hard. I loved the cereal but at 5000$ for an implant I would say it’s too expensive. Currently checking rest of bag to find out if any more excessively hard things are in there. Wondering if anyone else has had these experience. I am also checking other review sites.
Good quality granola
When it is on sale, I buy this brand. I like the ingredients, the fact that the sugars aren’t too high (their serving sizes are larger than most), and most of them are quite tasty. I would say they are on par with other natural brands, but can be pricey.