ORIGINAL BREAKFAST: GRANOLA Friday, December 02, 2011

For a long time, “granola” has been considered an insult, a accusation pejoratively targeting environmentalists, hippies, neo-hippies and other such do-gooders, and slung by the talking heads who speak on behalf of industrial titans.

But you know what we’ve found?

Everybody eats granola. Vegetarians, carnivores, liberals, conservatives, activists and those who make up the traveling business class eat granola for breakfast because they can all agree on one thing: it’s eats good and it’s good for you. Well, okay, two things.

And why, you might ask, is it so good? Because it’s fibrous and high in calories that are, in turn, easy to burn.

And why is it so good for you? Because, of course, it’s a light and proper way to start your day. It gives you the energy you need to smoothly transition from a sleepyhead into a seizer of days, all without weighing you down. Really.

So what, then, you may be thinking, makes our granola so good? What separates our granola from all of the other granolas out there?

Well, with the exception of rolling out own oats, we make, bake and toast it from scratch with natural ingredients.

Our granola is comprised of a medley of oats, almonds, pecans, seeds, (sesame and sunflower) and coconut shavings, seasoned with cinnamon, brown sugar and a pinch of salt, which is then mixed altogether with vanilla, maple syrup and honey. Once we’ve done that, we pop it in the oven and let it toast until it comes out crunchy, slightly savory and sweet.

Pour it into a bowl, dollop it with yogurt and garnish it with strawberries and blueberries and voilà!

No matter who you are or what you believe, granola is a great way to start your day, and we’re certain that when you try ours, it’ll give you a whole new way of looking at it, too.