By Carly Schuna
|Low Sugar Chocolates||Fulfills Granola Cravings||More
|Organic Almond Butter||Organic Mixed Nut Butter||Hemp Seed Butter|
Love it or hate it, it happens to be a main ingredient in almost every granola recipe. Store varieties use it in the form of hyper-processed high-fructose corn syrup, and “healthier” companies feature alternatives like evaporated cane juice or sucanat.
Try our healthfully sweetened sugar-free chocolate spreads!
If your goal is to create a pure, nutritious, sugar-free granola, though, your best bet is to use real, unprocessed, organic ingredients to make a batch from scratch. That way, you can control exactly what you’re eating and how it’s prepared. You can also make your granola taste good by adding honey—a sweetener that's more nutritious than table sugar. Processed, refined sugar provides "empty calories" and can cause rapid and potentially dangerous changes in blood sugar levels, but honey contains more natural vitamins, minerals, and enzymes and doesn't spike blood sugar as high.
Rejuvenative Foods’ fresh, raw, organic, low-temp ground raw organic nut butters enhance the taste and texture of the final delicious granola. By adding nut butters the granola has a complex, rich, earthy flavor—notably different from varieties that use processed, roasted seeds or nuts—and a thicker texture. Any of the following will help make delicious and nutritious granola!
*Why did we choose 295 degrees rather than a higher temperature? In our controlled experiment we found the smoking point of each of our fresh raw organic oils was more than 300 degrees. By keeping the temperature low, raw organic oils in the recipe won’t smoke, and the food will taste fresher and purer.