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Lemon Meringue Granola Crust Pie

As May rolls in, so does the craving for something bright, refreshing, and utterly delightful. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, celebrating a special occasion, or simply treating yourself to a slice of happiness, this Lemon Meringue Granola Crust Pie is the perfect dessert for May. This is not your ordinary pie crust! Our Lemon Drop Granola kicks up the flavor a notch with hints of lemon, nutty richness, and the sweet creaminess of white chocolate. Picture this: a crunchy, slightly sweet base made of oats and nuts that provides the perfect contrast to the tangy lemon filling—a whole new dimension to the classic pie experience. With just the right balance of tartness and sweetness, it’s like a burst of sunshine on your taste buds.

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 bag of Little Red Wagon Lemon Drop Granola, divided. Save ¼ cup to ½ cup for garnish
  • 3 tbsp of melted coconut oil 
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white

Lemon pie filling:

  • 1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk 
  • 4 large egg yolks 
  • ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 2  tbsp of grated lemon zest

Optional: Fresh cream for pipping

  • ½ cup heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp confectioner sugar or granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place 2 cups of Lemon Drop Granola in a food processor and process until the almonds and white chocolate chips are fine crumbs.  
  3. Place in a bowl and add coconut oil, vanilla, and egg white. Mix until well incorporated.
  4. Press mixture uniformly into pie pan. 
  5. In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks until they are combined and light in color. Add in sweetened condensed milk and beat until combined
  6. Whisk in lemon juice, zest, and Greek yogurt. Pour into cooled pie crust and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.
  8. Place in fridge until ready to serve.
  9. Optional: In a stand mixer, whip fresh cream with sugar and vanilla extract for about 4 minutes at medium-high speed until it reaches medium peaks. Add to a piping bag and pipe a decorative pattern on the pie.
  10. Sprinkle with reserved Lemon Drop Granola.
  11. Enjoy!

A Picture-Perfect Granola Crust Pie 

The luscious filling, tart lemon, and sweet crunch of this granola crust pie make it the perfect treat to ring in the summer season. And the best part? It’s so easy to make. Try it and indulge in a little slice of heaven!

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Personalized Mother’s Day Gifts: Thoughtful Treats From the Heart

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the incredible women who raised us, nurtured us, and continue to be our biggest cheerleaders. This year, ditch the generic flowers and chocolates and opt for something a little more personal—a curated gift basket filled with goodies that reflect your mom’s unique tastes and interests. At Little Red Wagon Granola, we believe delicious, wholesome food can be a powerful way to show you care. When you combine our handcrafted granola with other locally sourced treats, you create personalized Mother’s Day gifts that are truly special.

The Classic Granola Gift Basket

For the mom who loves to start her day with a nutritious and flavorful breakfast, create a gourmet granola basket. Little Red Wagon Granola offers a variety of flavors to choose from,  like our fan-favorite Cosmopolitan or the decadent Mocha. Pair your granola selection with local goodies like jams, honey, and nut butter. Add all the items to a beautiful and functional basket tied together with some festive cellophane or oversized tea towels

The Good Morning, Sunshine Basket

If your mom or mother figure is a coffee or tea lover, personalized Mother’s Day gifts dedicated to her perfect morning ritual will hit the spot. Include a bag of Little Red Wagon Granola (we recommend Original for a classic touch) alongside her favorite coffee or tea. Add in a cozy mug and a locally made scone mix. For a truly thoughtful touch, tuck in her favorite book or magazine for some relaxing reading time.

The On-the-Go Snacker Basket

For the busy mom who appreciates a satisfying snack, create a basket filled with essentials. Include a four-pound version of her favorite Little Red Wagon Granola (or the variety pack!) alongside other staples like seasoned nuts, dried fruit, protein bars, and healthy chips. Throw in a gift certificate to her favorite local market so she can always snack happy! 

The Sweet Treat Basket

Let’s not forget the moms with a sweet tooth! Little Red Wagon offers a variety of granola flavors that are perfect for satisfying those cravings. Pair your granola with an assortment of gourmet chocolates, locally-made cookies, and a jar of her favorite spread. Sweeten the deal by making one of our granola-based recipes for her on Mother’s Day. 

Little Red Wagon Granola Is the Perfect Base for Personalized Mother’s Day Gifts

We take pride in crafting granola that’s made with love and thoughtfulness. Every bite blends wholesome ingredients and delicious flavor. That’s why Little Red Wagon Granola is the perfect foundation for your personalized Mother’s Day gifts. Whether you take our inspiration or get creative, a gift built with thoughtfulness and love is one she’ll treasure forever. 

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Cosmo Carrot Cake Muffins

With April comes spring blooms and warmer days. As the days grow longer and the air fills with blossoming flowers, there is no other treat more synonymous with the onset of spring than carrot cake. Our Cosmo granola carrot cake muffins are a harmonious blend of classic carrot cake and the wholesome crunch of granola—a match made in baking heaven. The sweet aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and carrots is balanced with granola, which not only adds a delightful crunch but fiber and protein, a wholesome element to a usually indulgent treat. It’s the perfect balance of healthful ingredients and the richness of traditional carrot cake. 

Ingredients 

Muffin

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup oil of choice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (we like this one
  • 1 1/2 cup grated carrot 
  • 1 1/2 cup Little Red Wagon Cosmopolitan granola

Icing

  • 2 cups of Greek yogurt 
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions 

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F, line your muffin tin with cupcake flutes, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients, including grated carrots.
  4. Pour wet into dry mixing until well incorporated.
  5. Once mixed, place granola in a sandwich bag and beat slightly to break up any large lumps and nuts. 
  6. Once complete, fold into batter, saving some for garnish.
  7. Spoon batter into cupcake flutes a little more than 3/4 full. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean from the center of a muffin.
  8. While the muffins are baking, make the icing in a medium bowl. Mix yogurt, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth, then set in the fridge until the muffins are cooled and ready to frost.
  9. Once muffins are cooled, spread icing on the tops of muffins and sprinkle with remaining granola.
  10. Enjoy!

Cosmo Carrot Cake Muffins Are an Anytime Treat

Whether enjoyed as a grab-and-go breakfast, a mid-morning snack, or a delightful dessert, our Cosmo Carrot Cake Muffins make a great addition to a beautiful spring day.

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Dip Into a Healthy Indulgence With a Bag of Our Chocolate Granola

Sixty percent cacao bittersweet chocolate chips, coffee, real butter, cinnamon, and a hint of brown sugar? No, we aren’t describing a rich dessert. It’s our nutritious coffee and chocolate granola! We believe in crafting delicious treats that satisfy your cravings and nourish your body and soul. Let’s explore the delightful benefits of adding our Mocha granola to your pantry and discover how it can serve your monthly chocolate fix in a healthy way.

The Benefits of Chocolate Granola

Dark chocolate isn’t just a delectable treat; it’s also packed with health benefits. Rich in antioxidants, dark chocolate helps fight inflammation and protects your cells from damage. It’s also known to improve heart health by lowering blood pressure and increasing blood flow to the brain. When combined with wholesome ingredients like oats and nuts in our chocolate granola, dark chocolate becomes a delightful and nutritious addition to your diet. 

Plus, it’s a well-known tip that coffee enhances the flavor of chocolate, something that our Mocha granola turns into an art form.  

Buy in Bulk and Support Local 

When you choose Little Red Wagon Granola, you’re not just buying a product. You’re supporting a local business and your community. We take great pride in sourcing the freshest and highest-quality ingredients for our granola.

By supporting our small-batch granola, you’re keeping locals employed, cutting your carbon footprint, and fostering a sense of community with every bag. We even offer four-pound bags of granola so you can buy more of what you love at once and cut down on product packaging by not consuming multiple small bags of granola you’d normally get at the grocery store. 

Get Your Chocolate Fix, the Healthy Way

Craving chocolate every month? Don’t sweat it. With Little Red Wagon Granola’s Mocha granola, you don’t need to deny yourself. Granola is a satisfying and nutritious snack option. Whether you enjoy it as a topping for yogurt, a crunchy addition to your smoothie bowl, or simply straight out of the bag, our chocolate granola is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Plus, all of our granolas are free from artificial flavors, preservatives, and refined sugars, making them a healthier alternative to highly processed store-bought snacks. 

Little Red Wagon Granola Lets You Snack With Delight 

With our chocolate granola, you can indulge in dark chocolate’s rich, decadent flavor while reaping the health benefits of wholesome ingredients. By supporting local companies like ours, you’re investing in your well-being and the well-being of your community. So treat yourself to a bowl of Little Red Wagon Granola and indulge in goodness!

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Granola-Loaded Sweet Potato Recipe

Next time you’re looking for a wholesome dish, consider our granola-loaded sweet potato recipe with maple syrup and nut butter. With just a handful of ingredients, you can create a meal that satisfies your taste buds and your body’s nutritional needs. It’s a perfect balance of sweet, savory, crunchy, and creamy, and it’s a nutritional powerhouse. The sweet potato is packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber. 

A Sweet Treat Without Refined Sugars

Little Red Wagon Original granola adds whole grains and nuts, providing healthy fats, protein, and complex carbohydrates. Maple syrup is a natural sweetener with antioxidants and a healthier alternative to refined sugars. Choose your favorite nut butter to round out the flavors.

Whether you choose almond, cashew, or peanut butter, add plant-based protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals to your meal. This baked sweet potato recipe has loads of flavor and nutritious ingredients, sure to leave you feeling nourished and satisfied!

Granola Loaded Sweet Potato Ingredients

Feel free to double or triple the ingredients to make more!

Instructions

  1. Clean the sweet potato and lightly prick it all over with a fork.
  2. Oven roast sweet potato for 45 minutes to 1 hour at 400°F or until it is fork tender.
  3. Once lightly cooled, slice the sweet potato in half.
  4. Mash sweet potato lightly with a fork, keeping it inside the skin.
  5. Place nut butter in a small microwaveable bowl for 10-15 seconds or until pourable.
  6. Sprinkle half of the granola on each side of the potato.
  7. Drizzle maple syrup over both sides of the potato, follow with melted nut butter, and sprinkle on the remaining granola.
  8. Enjoy your granola-loaded sweet potato!
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Put a Satisfying Crunch in Your Mid-Day Snack With Granola Bites 

At Little Red Wagon Granola, we’re redefining snack time, one crunchy flavor at a time. With a burst of real ingredients and a dash of wholesomeness, granola bites pack an iconic and nostalgic experience. Ready to learn some fun ideas on spicing up your usual bowl of granola? 

See how versatile granola is and why it should remain at the top of your pantry staples. 

More Than a Yogurt Topper

Snacks should be more than just a quick fix. Instead, we envision a delicious, wholesome experience that fuels your day with goodness. That makes us excited about producing our top-notch, small-batch granola with love infused into every bite. Granola is the perfect companion for your on-the-go lifestyle! But when things get a little predictable, here’s how to switch it up to make your snacking routine work for you.

Granola Bites 101: Creative Ways to Crunch

Sure, you can munch on our granola straight out of the bag, but why not get a little creative? Let’s explore exciting ways to use our delectable clusters to whip up granola bites at home.

Choco-Granola Bites

Sprinkle some of our Original granola into a baking dish (enough to cover the bottom). In a separate dish, melt coconut oil, a dash of honey, a pinch of salt, and a few handfuls of chocolate chips (dark or milk) and stir together to drizzle on top of the granola. Cool it in the fridge for healthy chocolate-covered granola bites, perfect for sharing! 

Peanut Butter Power Balls

Mix our classic Crunchy Monkey granola with peanut butter, honey, and a pinch of cinnamon. Roll them into bite-sized balls and refrigerate. These energy-packed goodies are a hit for pre-or post-workout snacking.

Smores Granola Bars 

Our Mocha granola is made for a recipe like this! Toss the granola into a bowl, mix with crushed graham crackers, a bit of butter, a dash of molasses, and enough honey to make it stick together, and form into bars sprinkled with mini marshmallows for a campfire experience right at home.

The Little Red Wagon Difference: Small-Batch Goodness

What sets Little Red Wagon Granola apart? It’s our commitment to crafting small batches of granola that burst with real ingredients of unmatched flavors. Each bite of our granola is a testament to our dedication to quality, ensuring you get the crunchiest, most satisfying flavors ever. And it goes beyond just great flavor. Our “Healthy Food. Healthy People. Healthy Earth” promise ensures we source non-GMO ingredients, make our granola by hand, and deliver it to our loyal customers in sustainable packaging.

Join the Snacking Revolution and Get on the Granola Train 

Life can be hectic, and finding the perfect snack that balances taste and nutrition can be challenging. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to create a granola that tastes amazing and fuels your body with the goodness it deserves. Whether you’re a granola guru or a newbie to the crunchy scene, our granola is here to add a touch of joy to your snacking routine. Grab a bag of Little Red Wagon granola and snack on

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A Lovely Yogurt Parfait Recipe

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and what better way to kickstart your mornings than with a wholesome parfait? Our lovely parfait recipe is a simple blend of Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, dark chocolate, and granola. Greek yogurt serves as a creamy base with a tangy flavor and a healthy dose of protein that sets the tone for a great day ahead. 

A Probiotic-Packed Treat For All

It is also packed with probiotics, which support gut health, making it an excellent choice for breakfast or any time of day. The strawberries and bananas add natural sweetness and essential vitamins and minerals. The dark chocolate offers a healthy indulgence packed with antioxidants. Your parfait is complete with a satisfying crunch, and that’s where the granola comes in. 

Sprinkle a generous amount of your favorite Little Red Wagon Granola flavor on top of the parfait to add texture and depth. The nutty, crunchy goodness of granola ties all the flavors together. Cheers to a healthy and delicious parfait to start the day on the right foot!

Yogurt Parfait Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1/4 cup of diced strawberries (save some for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup of diced banana (save rest for garnish)
  • 1 tbsp of honey or your other favorite sweetener
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips 
  • 1/3 cup of your favorite Little Red Wagon Granola

Instructions: 

  1. Add your Greek yogurt, diced strawberries, banana, and honey in a medium bowl and mix until combined. Set aside.
  2. Place your chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds or until melted.
  3. Grab your favorite large mug or mason jar and spoon in the yogurt mixture. Smooth out the top and pour on melted chocolate with a clean spoon. Spread the chocolate till the yogurt is covered. Sprinkle top with granola and leftover strawberries and bananas.
  4. Set in fridge for 10 minutes for chocolate to set.  
  5. Remove and enjoy!
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Pull Off a Cozy, Indoors Valentine’s Day Picnic

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and while traditional candlelit dinners have their charm, why not shake things up this year with a cozy, indoor Valentine’s Day picnic? Picture this: a blanket fort adorned with fairy lights, soft floor pillows, and a nice-smelling candle to create ambiance. Pulling off a cozy indoor picnic can be a breeze with these ideas to impress your sweetheart.

Create Soft Surroundings for Your Valentine’s Day Picnic

To start, choose a spot in your home that offers a sense of coziness. Whether it’s the living room or even a spacious balcony with a view, choose a setting with some open floor space for your setup. Consider using soft blankets, lamps, and cushions to create a cozy seating arrangement, and remember dim lighting with fairy lights or candles for a romantic touch.

Setting the Mood With Music

Music plays a crucial role in setting the atmosphere for any romantic occasion. Create a playlist featuring your favorite love songs, soothing melodies, or tunes that hold sentimental value for both of you. Even consider putting the record player on if you have one! Music is a great way to make memories or bring back the ones that mean the most to you. 

For a Breakfast Valentine’s Day Picnic, Add a Dash of Your Favorite Granola

Not all Valentine’s Day picnics need to be at night! Sometimes, your sweetheart needs a surprise breakfast basket, complete with their favorite foods. Pack them a yogurt parfait for lunch at work or as a light breakfast option. 

Better yet, make their favorite granola bar or protein ball drizzled in chocolate to share for an early morning Valentine’s Day picnic before heading off on your separate ways!

Layer your favorite yogurt with fresh berries, honey, and a generous sprinkle of Little Red Wagon’s velvety dark chocolate-flavored Mocha granola. The granola adds a delightful texture and a burst of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

Savor the Moment With Your Loved One

Nothing is quite as precious as time spent with your loved one. Memories are made around moments of intention and shared experiences, and what better way than with an indoor picnic? The refreshing simplicity of the occasion means you can focus on what’s important, which is spending time with the person you’re grateful for! 

Even without a significant other, this is a great opportunity to spend the occasion with kids or friends you cherish! Engage in meaningful conversations, reminisce about special moments, and revel in the joy of being together.

Break Away From Conventional Dinner Dates This Valentine’s Day 

This February 14th, break away from tried-and-true and embrace the charm of a cozy, indoor Valentine’s Day picnic. With the perfect surroundings, mood-setting music, and a granola-inspired menu, you can create a romantic and memorable experience that celebrates the love you share. So, set the stage, dim the lights, and put out all the stops for your loved one! 

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Cottage Cheese Protein Granola Bowl

As we start off 2024, you may have a renewed motivation to kick off your morning with a nutritious breakfast.  A breakfast rich in protein and fiber can set the tone for a healthy and productive day ahead. Our cottage cheese protein granola bowl is a great way to start the day by incorporating a balanced blend of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Cottage cheese, a protein powerhouse, is an excellent choice for breakfast. Packed with casein protein, it offers a slow release of amino acids.  If the texture of cottage cheese bothers you, you can blend cottage cheese in a blender or food processor. 

A half-cup of full-fat cottage cheese is a rich source of phosphorous, which the body uses to process energy, and is also a rich source of vitamin B12 which helps keep nerves and blood cells healthy.  Some brands also contain “live and active cultures,” which are great for gut health.  It has a mild flavor, so you can blend it with a fruit of choice to adjust the flavor to your tastes.

Chia seeds, despite their tiny size, pack a nutritious punch with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and various micronutrients.  Incorporating them into breakfast bowls or smoothies boosts both the fiber content and nutritional value. 

High-fiber fruits like raspberries are also a great addition to a healthy breakfast.  Raspberries are not only rich in fiber but also abundant in antioxidants and vitamins. Fiber is critical to supporting digestion, regulating blood sugar levels, and a healthy gut microbiome. 

Adding Little Red Wagon Granola to your breakfast bowl helps boost both fiber and protein in your breakfast. Combining it with raspberries, cottage cheese, and chia seeds in a breakfast bowl is a high-fiber and protein breakfast with a deliciously sweet tang. 

The benefits of starting the day with a protein- and fiber-rich breakfast are manyfold.  Not only does it provide sustained energy levels, but it also assists in reducing cravings later in the day as well as nutrients to support metabolism, digestion, and overall health.  Wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2024 ahead!

Cottage Cheese Protein Granola Bowl Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • ½ frozen banana (or other preferred frozen fruit)
  • 1 tablespoon liquid sweetener of choice (date syrup, maple syrup, honey, etc)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • *Optional: 1/8 to ¼ cup milk as needed if the mixture is too thick for your blender or taste
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup favorite Little Red Wagon granola
  • Fresh fruit of choice: raspberries, bananas, pomegranates

 

Instructions:

  1. Add cottage cheese, frozen fruit, sweetener, chia seeds, and vanilla extract and blend until the mixture is well incorporated
  2. *Optional: add milk if the mixture is too thick to blend in a blender or if is too thick for your preference
  3. Scoop mixture into bowl and top with granola and fresh fruit
  4. Enjoy!

 

Power Through 2024 With High Protein Granola

Being healthy doesn’t have to mean your food is less delicious. At Little Red Wagon Granola, our products are so flavorful it’s easy to forget that they’re packed with nut proteins, complex carbs, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. And you can always create you’re own protein granola by adding greek yogurt, nut butter, or ricotta cheese! Visit our online store to stock up on your favorite Little Red Wagon Granola options!

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Switch Up Your Morning Routine With These Granola Breakfast Ideas

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we agree! Ensuring your first meal is delicious and nutritious starts the day off on a positive note and provides you with adequate fuel so you can conquer the world. If your go-to breakfast has become a little stale, try these granola breakfast ideas to wake you (and your tastebuds) up!

Rise and Shine: Fun Granola Breakfast Ideas

It goes without saying that we’re pretty big breakfast fans at Little Red Wagon Granola. In the name of all that is delicious, here are some options to satisfy your stomach and your tongue:

Citrusy Chia Pudding

Use the ratio of 2 tablespoons chia seeds to ½ cup milk to make your desired amount. Mix both ingredients in a mason jar with a tablespoon of maple syrup and shredded coconut. Place in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, your chia mixture should have a pudding consistency. Top it with a serving of our Cosmopolitan granola for a citrusy bite that compliments the tropical coconut.

Granola Butter Fruit Dip

Use our granola butter recipe with our Crunchy Monkey granola instead of mocha. Add 2 tablespoons of nut butter to the recipe list. Slice up some apples, bananas, or strawberries, and enjoy as a dip. The nutty warmth and hints of banana are a major upgrade from plain ol’ apple and peanut butter.

Cheesecake

Mix 1 cup cottage cheese with ½ cup plain Greek yogurt. Add a touch of vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup before mixing again. If you want it to be ultra-smooth, blend for a minute on high. Set aside. In a food processor or blender, emulsify 1 to 2 cups of our Mocha granola with ½ tablespoon of coconut oil. Pour your cheesecake mixture into a bowl and top with the mocha granola “crust” for an indulgent, protein-packed breakfast.

Mix Up Some Magic With Little Red Wagon Granola

Part of our mission is to balance nutrition and comfort—because there’s no reason why the two can’t be mutually exclusive. That’s why our granola packs a flavorful punch as well as protein and complex carbohydrates. Find your balance with a Little Red Wagon variety pack from our online store, and try these granola breakfast ideas to take your meal times to the next level.