Grab These Granolas
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).
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).
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).
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).