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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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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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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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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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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.

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Give Loved Ones a Granola Gift Basket This Holiday Season

Are you scratching your head over what to give people this holiday season? Gift baskets are a crowd-pleasing option that many underestimate! To inspire your inner Santa, we’ve compiled creative ways to curate a thoughtful granola gift basket your friends and family will love. 

Choose the Flavors for Your Granola Gift Basket

Rather than guessing the gift recipient’s favorite flavors, opt for a Little Red Wagon Granola variety pack. Available in our online store, this option allows you to select which flavors you want in a  4-pack, 8-pack, or 12-pack. Choose from Original, Crunchy Monkey, Cosmopolitan, Mocha, and Big Apple.

The variety pack strategy ensures that at least one flavor will be a hit, and they may discover new favorites along the way!

Include Cute Serving Options

Show your giftee that you thought of everything by adding convenient and stylish serving options that align with their lifestyle. For example, if they’re: 

The Busy Bestie: Pop in a super-convenient dual-compartment container like this one or a more durable option like this snack cup. Your giftee will appreciate having one cup for dry granola and the other for yogurt in a convenient on-the-go package!

The Eco-Conscious Coworker: Include zero-waste, zero-plastic bowls made from discarded coconut shells. Plus, they’re easy to clean and dry in the office breakroom.

The Know-It-All Neighbor: Pour Little Red Wagon Granola into a chic Le Parfait jar so you can skip the judgment and pretend you made it yourself—we won’t tell if you don’t!

Add Fun Toppings 

People love a variety of toppings for their granola. Load spice jars with fruit compote, chia seeds, goji berries, flavored salts, and sparkly sprinkles. Don’t forget to add a nifty label for each so they know what they are!

Presentation Is Key

It’s the season for festive decor, so why not go all out? Stuff a wooden box, woven basket, or canvas tote with shredded crinkle paper. Place the items inside and tie the handle with a big golden ribbon. To top it off, add a handwritten note wishing them a happy holiday!

Shop Little Red Wagon for Your Granola Gift Basket Needs

At Little Red Wagon Granola, we believe gift-giving is always in season. And what could be more practical than the gift of popular snacks like granola? Shop our granola flavors via our online store or a retail location near you. Whether through presents, cards, or a simple hug, let the people in your life know you love them because that’s what the holidays are about. 

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Stock Up On Our Pumpkin Seed Granola Before It’s Gone!

 

Our seasonal pumpkin seed granola, otherwise known as Pumpkin Patch”, is here for just a little bit longer! Let’s explore the autumnal ingredients and nutrition that make this Little Red Wagon offering a fan favorite, as well as unique ways to enjoy its pumpkin-y goodness!

Palate Pleasing Pumpkin Seed Granola

There’s a reason why our customers stock up on our Pumpkin Patch granola as soon as it becomes available. The pumpkin has a buttery sweetness that heats up with notes of spicy cinnamon. The pumpkin seeds and pecans bring a toasty nuttiness with a surprising tang from the dried cranberries. Each bite evokes the cozy warmth of a roaring hearth on a crisp fall day.

Healthy Benefits

The flavor isn’t the only star of this granola. Pumpkin seeds are rich in beneficial nutrients and minerals like magnesium, which is essential for bone health, blood sugar regulation, preventing heart disease as well as regulating stress and sleep. Not only that, pumpkin seeds contain the sleep-inducing amino acid tryptophan. The tryptophan and magnesium in pumpkin seeds may make a bowl of Pumpkin Patch granola the perfect late-night snack. 

Creative Treats to Try

While we love Pumpkin Patch granola sprinkled on top of yogurt, check out other fall combinations that also hit the spot: 

Pumpkin Custard: Blend one can of pureed pumpkin with 2 eggs, 1 ½ tbsp of molasses, 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice, and 1 tbsp of butter. Pour into ramekins and bake in the oven at 425℉ for 15 minutes. Let the custard cool for ten minutes before topping with the Pumpkin Patch granola. Enjoy with a dollop of whipped cream.

Pumpkin Granola Butter: Blend 2 cups of Pumpkin Patch granola, ½ cup of coconut oil,  ¼ cup of maple syrup, and a pinch of orange zest in a food processor until it reaches the desired consistency. Use as a dip for sliced apples, a topping for oatmeal or toast, or straight from the spoon!

Crunchy Acorn Squash: Follow this classic roasted acorn squash recipe. Once your squash is done cooking and has cooled slightly, generously sprinkle our pumpkin granola over the squash pieces. Enjoy with a seared pork chop or alone. 

Hot Tip: Pour the pumpkin granola butter on the roasted acorn squash for an indulgent, stomach-warming side dish. Yum!

Savor Our Pumpkin Seed Granola While It’s Still Available

There’s no doubt that pumpkin is the official food mascot of fall, which is why our Pumpkin Patch granola is so popular. Don’t miss out on this crowd-pleasing flavor. Visit our online store and enjoy free shipping on your order. Bon appetit!

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Introducing Our New Vegan Granola Bars

No secret here: We love granola. And, if you’re reading this blog, chances are you do too. That’s why we want to spill the crumbles and announce Little Red Wagon Granola’s new vegan granola bars! We’ve been working on this delicious new addition for a while because we wanted to perfect the details. Now that it’s available via our online store, here’s what you can expect!

You Asked for Vegan Granola Bars, And We Answered

We never ignore customer requests or suggestions because they improve our products. Over the years, we’ve been asked about the possibility of a Little Red Wagon Granola bar and stored your opinions and preferences in the vault—until now. 

We knew our customers wanted an allergen-free bar, so it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free (with the exception of coconut). We checked those boxes without sacrificing flavor. Oh, speaking of that…

Yum Without the Yuck

So many mass-produced granola bars are marketed as healthy and do contain healthy things like fiber and vitamins. Unfortunately, they may also contain large amounts of high fructose corn syrup, palm oil, or an excessive amount of unhealthy fat. 

To offer a more balanced alternative, our new, chewy vegan granola bars contain the following ingredients in order of amount: 

  • Tapioca 
  • Rolled Oats
  • Crushed Oats
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Chia Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Coconut Oil
  • Coconut Milk 
  • Molasses 
  • Maple Syrup 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Sweet Potato

The oats are packed with soluble fiber, resistant starch, protein, calcium, and several vitamins and minerals. Similarly, chia seeds contain all that, plus omega-rich fatty acids. In contrast, pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium, lignans, and zinc. 

As a nod to our southern roots, we also included sweet potato. Obviously, it tastes great and is like nature’s pudding when cooked, but it’s also a nutritional powerhouse. This humble root vegetable has cancer-fighting anthocyanins and supports skin and vision health with beta-carotene. Plus, sweet potato’s vitamin C content boosts immunity while the B6 content supports healthy brain function. 

We’re so excited to offer a new product that tastes as good as it feels. Plus, it’s a chewy consistency that won’t disintegrate all over the place as you enjoy it. 

Order Our Vegan Granola Bars Online 

We’re proud of all our products at Little Red Wagon Granola. Still, we’re especially excited about the launch of our granola bar! It’s perfect for car trips, after-school snacks, pre- or post-workout fuel, or lunch boxes. Visit our online shop to explore all our flavors and grab a few of the new bars!

 

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When It Makes Sense to Buy Bulk Granola

Some people shy away from buying bulk granola because they assume it doesn’t keep for long, and once it goes stale, there’s no way to revive that satisfying crunch. We’re here to tell you that neither is true. Not only is buying in bulk better for the environment and your wallet, but we’ve also got the hacks to extend its shelf life and preserve its texture! 

Bet on Bulk Granola 

Individuals often spring for large amounts of food or drink products if they are organizing an event, have a large family, donate to food banks, supply complimentary snacks for staff, or simply want to ensure that they have enough food in case of an emergency. 

Plus, buying bulk granola is a smart way to cut down on packaging and save a little money. Next time you’re at the grocery store, take note of the price per ounce of a product and compare it to the same product’s bulk-version price per ounce; it’s often slightly cheaper! 

At Little Red Wagon Granola, we sell four-pound bulk bags of our Cosmopolitan, Crunchy Monkey, Mocha, and Original flavors. For people who enjoy granola regularly, buying a four-pound bag rather than a 10-ounce bag is a savvy way to ensure they have their favorite snack on hand without contributing to waste or adding to the cost. 

How to Extend Granola’s Shelf Life

The prevailing wisdom is that granola has a shelf life of three to six months, if not longer. While granola is not a typical breeding ground for mold or bacteria, the oil and nut content might turn. A good indicator of this is a slightly bitter smell. Rancid oil will not make you sick, but the taste is unpleasant. 

To avoid spoiling or staleness, take half or more of your bulk supply, divide it into four quarters, place each parcel into an airtight container or tightly sealed bag, and store it in your freezer, where it can last for six months or more. 

You can keep the remainder of your fresh granola in its original bag. Just seal it properly after each use or place it in an airtight container. As long as it’s kept from light, heat, and air exposure, granola can stay fresh even longer than six months!

How to Revive Stale Granola

If the unthinkable happens and your granola turns (shudder) stale or mushy, fret not! There’s a quick, easy fix to resurrect its crispy texture. All you have to do is spread a layer of granola on a non-stick baking sheet. Then, heat it in the oven for five to six minutes at 400 degrees. Make sure you don’t put too much on the sheet; otherwise, it won’t toast evenly.

Take it out and rejoice in the crunchy revival! Allow it to cool completely before repackaging to prevent moisture from getting trapped inside and triggering the stale cycle again.

Stock Up On Little Red Wagon’sGranola Online

We may be biased, but we love our handmade granola’s low-maintenance, practical nature. With so much food waste in the world, it’s reassuring to know that there’s a delicious, filling option that’s easily stored long-term. Ready to embark on bulk? Visit our online store and stock up on your favorite flavors!