Monday, 23 March 2015

Jordans Lighter Granola

If you enjoy munching through a bowl of granola for breakfast but are a bit worried about calories and fat, have you tried a new Jordans Lighter Granola? Jordans, well-known for their tasty range of muesli, granola and porridge, have recently launched a lighter version of their granolas with 30% less fat. It is available in two delicious flavours: Raspberry & Apple and Strawberry & Blueberry.

Each spoonful boasts a combination of crispy and crunchy baked golden oats with an addition of barley and lush fruit and berries. There is no added salt, it's high in fibre and helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
It is made with 100% natural ingredients, without added nasties.

I am more of a cup-of-tea-and-toast-for-breakfast girl,but my husband regularly eats granola. Kids enjoy snacking on dry granola in the afternoon. Eddie might have a glass of milk, but separately, not pouring over the granola.
My favourite way of eating granola is to make a kind of a sundae dish, with layers of thick set Greek yogurt, fruit compote and granola topping. I'm also known for eating the granola straight from the bag (not very ladylike, I know, but... oh so good).

We have tried Jordans Lighter Granola Raspberry & Apple. Each serving (45g) contains 179kcal.  It is low on salt at 0,01g. But there is still quite a lot of sugar in it - 10g per serving.
The oats & barley clusters are crunchy and sweet, with generous amount of dried apple slices and freeze dried whole and broken raspberries. It is a tasty granola, with a good combination of flavours (sweet  tangy) and textures, though it might benefit from a reduced amount of sugar.

Just the other day I baked a batch of chocolate banana muffins, and added Lighter granola as a topping for some of the muffins for an extra crunch.

Jordans Lighter Raspberry & Apple Granola and Jordans Lighter Strawberry & Blueberry Granola are available from Waitrose from January, Tesco from February and Sainsbury’s from March  (RRP £3.69 for 550g).

For more breakfast ideas and recipe inspiration, visit the website at Jordans Cereals.

Disclosure: I received a sample of Lighter granola for the purposes of testing and reviewing. All opinions are mine.

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