About Nature's Hand
In 1971, two Bavarian immigrants residing in Minnesota began blending and baking their own unique granola, which they baked simply because they loved the taste of it. They had no intentions on marketing and selling their product initially but a few years later when friends and family began inquiring about the recipe, they began engaging in the idea of selling their granola commercially. They originally formed a company called Nature’s Harvest but changed the name to Nature’s Hand a few years later. Today, Nature’s Hand granola continues to evolve and they offer not only their Original Vanilla Almond granola but also French Vanilla Almond, Cranberry Delight, Wild Blueberry, Raisin Hazelnut, Cinnamon Apple, and Maple Pecan, which are available at supermarkets, specialty grocery stores, and online stores across the country. Nature's Hand granola was created for health-conscious consumers who love the taste of authentic granola. They use only premium all-natural ingredients such as soy oil, which is full of fiber, protein and antioxidants. Nature's Hand granolas are low in sugar and contain no artificial colors or flavors, preservatives, cholesterol, trans fats or sodium. Nature’s Hand granola is perfect for breakfast, snacking while at home or on the go, and is an ideal baking ingredient.
Nature’s Hand is proud to be the official granola of Outward Bound U.S.A. and they gladly donate more than 10,000 lbs of granola annually to local shelters. To find out more about Nature's Hand or where you can purchase some for yourself, you can connect with them on Facebook and/or Twitter. You can also find and submit recipes using Nature's Hand granola.
I was given the opportunity to review Nature's Hand Cinnamon Apple and Wild Blueberry granolas. The Cinnamon Apple granola is a combination of crunchy oats, wheat, sunflower seeds and flavorful dried apples combined with cinnamon and natural flavors. The granola had a wonderful cinnamon apple flavor and was very crunchy. There was the perfect amount of sunflower seeds so as to not overpower the other ingredients. I would have liked for there to have been more pieces of dried apples as they were very good and only enhanced the cinnamon apple flavor of this granola.
The Wild Blueberry granola is a combination of crunchy oats, honey, sunflower seeds, natural flavors, and delicious blueberries.This granola was very good as well with a nice blueberry flavor and was very crunchy. This granola also contained the perfect amount of sunflower seeds. The dried blueberries were good and had a nice flavor but I still felt there could have been more of these as well.
I put my granola in a bowl and snacked on it throughout the day or I'd get a handful straight from the bag. I also sprinkled some granola over my oatmeal and it made for a great addition. My son, who is 12 years old, on the other hand thought that this granola would be good as a cereal and not just added to some cereal so he put some granola in a bowl and poured milk over top and ate every last bite of it. I was really surprised that he liked the granola but was extremely happy that he did. He may have found him a new healthy late afternoon snack before bedtime. Overall, I was very happy with Nature's Hand granola and would love to try some of the other flavors available.
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Disclosure: I was given free samples of Nature's Hand granola in order to do this review, however, all opinions expressed are my own and I was not influenced in any way whatsoever.