Grab These Granolas

By Keith Roach / Photography By Kelley Jordan Heneveld | March 01, 2013
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Granolas
Clockwise from left: Chocolate Warrior Cereal; Cranberry Raisin Granola; Bakehouse Granola; Fire-Toasted Granola; Explore Blend.
Whether you want a crunchy mix-in for yogurt or a high-energy standalone snack, granola is a great choice. It can be a local choice, too – check out these Hoosier-made options.

CHOCOLATE WARRIOR CEREAL
from BeeFree Gluten-Free Bakery | BeeFreeGF.com

Chunky and paleo diet–friendly, Indy's BeeFree granola includes honey from Wildflower Ridge in Anderson and cayenne pepper, which gives each cluster some kick. This gluten-free snack and its original flavor (pictured above) are both made without oats because they sometimes come in contact with wheat.

Where to buy: Earth Fare in Noblesville (EarthFare.com); Nature's Pharm at Castleton (Natures-Pharm.com); Green BEAN Delivery (GreenBEANDelivery.com).

EXPLORE BLEND
by Project Endure | ProjectEndure.org

Buying this granola supports Project Endure's programs to get Indy middle and high schoolers outside – last year they went to the Rockies – and teach them about sustainability and life. The kids make the granola, using organic ingredients like oats, coconut, and ginger, plus honey, cashews, dried pineapple, and banana chips.

Where to buy: Traders Point Creamery Green Market and store (tpforganics.com), Goose the Market (goosethemarket.com), Indy Winter Farmers Market (see inside back cover for info).

BAKEHOUSE GRANOLA
by the Scholars Inn Bakehouse | ScholarsInn.com

Flecked with shredded coconut, pecans and sunflower seeds, and sweetened with brown sugar and molasses, this granola is just as tasty layered with fruit and yogurt as it is sprinkled on ice cream. Every batch is mixed by hand at the Bakehouse's production facility on State Road 37 on the north side of Bloomington.

Where to buy: Bakehouse, 125 N. College Ave. and 3002 E. Third St., both in Bloomington; more than 100 Kroger and Marsh stores.

CRANBERRY RAISIN GRANOLA
by Circle City Sweets | CircleCitySweets.com

This granola, with dried fruit, pecans and coconut, gets its distinctive taste from shagbark hickory syrup, which Hickoryworks in Brown County makes using the tree's bark. If you prefer a sweeter granola, try this Indy bakery's honey vanilla blueberry variety (pictured center), which has blue agave syrup and dried blueberries.

Where to buy: Circle City Sweets, 222 E. Market St., Indianapolis; Goose the Market (GooseTheMarket.com); and the Carmel and Broad Ripple farmers' markets (see farmers market guide for more information).

FIRE-TOASTED GRANOLA
by Muddy Fork Farm and Bakery | MuddyForkBakery.com

Muddy Fork in northeast Monroe County bakes its bread and pizza in a wood-fired brick oven on Friday, and then uses the leftover heat to bake the granola on Saturday. Less sweet than other granolas, it uses all organic or local ingredients, including honey from Hunter's Honey Farm.

Also try the chocolate chip granola bars.

Where to buy: Bloomingfoods (Bloomingfoods.coop); Indy Winter Farmers' Market, through March 30, and Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market (see farmers market guide for more information).

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176 W. Logan St. #311
Noblesville, IN 46060
800.677.4840

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7819 Providence Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46250

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125 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN
812.331.6029

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222 E Market St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 632-3644

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4569 Earl Young Rd
Bloomington, IN 47408
812.334.5814
Article from Edible Indy at http://edibleindy.ediblecommunities.com/eat/grab-these-granolas
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