Sometimes you just get tired of eggs and bacon for breakfast. Sometimes you just don’t have time to make any of the quick and easy breakfast recipes I share on this blog. Sometimes you miss your I-can-have-cereal-for-breakfast days. On those days, you thank your lucky stars for a bag of Julian Bakery ProGranola® Vanilla Cinnamon Cluster in your pantry.
I discovered Julian Bakery’s granola at Natural Products Expo West 2018 while on a treasure hunt for healthy, tasty, low-carb products. Up to this point, I haven’t found a low-carb, Keto-friendly cereal or granola product, and I haven’t developed my own granola recipe yet. Needless to say, I was excited to sample this grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, low-carb, Keto, and Paleo granola.
Once I tasted this crunchy and delicious granola, I knew I had to buy it for my husband to taste. I just knew he would love it, especially because he misses morning cereal more than I do. I grew up in the Soviet Union — we didn’t eat cereal for breakfast. Joel is all-American, so he likes his Julian Bakery’s granola with heavy whipping cream diluted with water to create a milk-like consistency. I like it with coconut milk, or we eat it straight out of the bag (it’s addictive!)
What I love about this granola is that it only has 2g of net carbs per 1/2 cup serving, yet 12g of protein and 12g of fiber. In the past, when I made my own dairy-free “cereal” at home, I used nuts with coconut milk, which is high in fat, but too low in protein and fiber. Afterwards, I would feel hungry pretty quickly. With Julian Bakery’s granola, however, I feel satisfied until lunch time.
Julian Bakery ProGranola® Vanilla Cinnamon Cluster has pumpkin seeds, so it’s not quite lectin-free, but I like to indulge in it from time to time. It is available on Amazon.com and the Julian Bakery website. Try this low-carb, Keto-friendly granola and let me know if you like it as much as we do.
If you like chocolate for breakfast, add some dark chocolate chips to your granola (I use Lily’s no-sugar-added Dark Chocolate Chips). When in season, add a few sliced strawberries for a slightly tangy flavor, or a few blueberries for that classic flavor, or another berry of your choice.