“Good with Coffee” Granola Cake

Our “Good with Coffee” granola cake combines the wholesome goodness of granola and the coziness of fall flavors such as cinnamon and clove. What better way to kick off a tranquil weekend morning than a sweet breakfast, a good book, and a hot cup of coffee?  

The granola cake can also make for a great afternoon snack and can be enjoyed with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Of course, if coffee is not your thing, this cake is also great with an herbal or black tea.  Enjoy a relaxing window and savor life’s simple pleasures as the leaves start to get their beautiful fall colors and the weather gets crisper. Try our granola cake as a great start to your fall weekend!

Coffee Granola Ingredients: 

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk of your choice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup of wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp clove 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup Original Granola (slightly beaten) 
  • 1/2 cup Original Granola for garnish (slightly beaten) 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8×8 pan or small loaf pan with parchment or spray with cooking oil.
  2. Add brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, coconut oil, and milk in a medium bowl.  Combine until well mixed and set aside.
  3. Add flours, clove, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a separate small bowl. Mix until blended.
  4. Add wet mixture to flour and mix until just combined. Add the 1 cup of granola and fold into the batter.
  5. Pour batter into the pan and garnish with the ½ cup of granola.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cake is baked thoroughly.  Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake and bake until the toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool, slice, and enjoy!

Add Your Own Twist to Granola Cake With Little Red Wagon Flavors

If you love coffee cake and want to experiment with different granola cake add-ins, check out our online store and explore our different flavors. To find more recipes and ways to use Little Red Wagon Granola, peruse our recipe catalog. Bon appetite! 



Cosmopolitan Granola Bites for Energy


If you want a quick and easy afternoon snack, granola bites are a great choice for providing energy! Granola energy bites are incredibly convenient because they require minimal preparation and simple ingredients like granola, peanut butter, honey, or maple syrup. These are a no-bake snack, so they can be whipped up quickly without warming the oven. This makes them ideal for busy afternoons when hunger strikes, but time is limited.

Not only are granola energy bites quick and easy to make, they are a healthy and nutritious option. Our granola has a fiber-rich mix of oats, nuts, and dried fruits, providing a good dose of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. When combined with protein from peanut butter and natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup, these energy bites become a well-rounded snack that helps you sustain energy levels throughout the afternoon. 

Granola energy bites can also be a convenient on-the-go snack when heading to the office, school, or running errands.

These tasty snacks are also easy to customize for any picky eaters. Feel free to choose your favorite Little Red Wagon Granola flavor and jazz it up by rolling in chia seeds or whatever strikes your fancy. Granola energy bites are a delicious, quick, and wholesome snack to help you tackle the day. Try it today!

Cosmopolitan Granola Bites Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Cosmopolitan granola or your favorite 
  • 1/2 cup natural, creamy peanut butter or your favorite nut butter
  • 2 tablespoons chia seed
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Optional: additional chia seeds, melted chocolate, or other toppings 


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients breaking up any really big granola chunks.
  2. Stir very thoroughly to combine.
  3. Scoop using a teaspoon and your hands, press firmly to form one-inch balls. 
  4. If using any additional toppings, roll the formed ball in the preferred topping.
  5. Place in an air-tight container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  6. Reshape energy balls as needed, and enjoy!

Power Up Your Day With Little Red Wagon’s Granola Bites

The key to sticking to a healthy diet and preventing burnout is to have ready-made, portable snacks on standby. With crowd-pleaser recipes like this one, that’s easier than ever!

Discover more filling recipes here and experiment with Little Red Wagon Granola flavors by ordering a variety pack!


Big Apple Granola Crusted Pork Chops

Summer is synonymous with firing up the grill. While burgers and hotdogs may dominate the grilling scene, why not switch things up this grilling season? Say hello to our Big Apple Granola Crusted Pork Chops. They are a fusion of sweet and savory flavors that will elevate your summer grilling game to new heights.

Granola, typically associated with breakfast or snacking, may not seem like an obvious choice for grilling. However, when used as a crust for pork chops, it adds a delightful crunch and a subtle sweetness that perfectly complements a juicy pork chop. The combination of savory pork and the wholesome goodness of granola creates a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that will delight your taste buds.  

And, of course, no one wants to toil away in the kitchen prepping food in the summer.  These pork chops come together quickly and are easy to prepare on the grill. This summer, think beyond traditional grilling fare and let our granola-crusted pork chops bring a unique twist to your cookouts or barbeques.

crusted pork chops ingredients
Big Apple Granola Crusted Pork Chop Ingredients



  1. Pat pork chops with a paper towel so they are dry on all sides. 
  2. Divide yogurt in half and coat each pork chop with yogurt on all sides.
  3. Add granola to a food processor and blend until fine crumble forms. Transfer the crumble mixture to a plate. 
  4. Add garlic, salt, and pepper to the granola crumble plate. Stir to combine the mixture creating a rub on your pork chops. 
  5. Place yogurt-covered pork chops on the crumble mixture and coat all sides of each pork chop evenly with the granola rub. Lightly press the rub into the meat. 
  6. Cook pork chops on a grill heated to medium-high heat with oiled grates to prevent sticking. (Alternatively, you can sear in a pan on the stove over medium heat.)
  7. Make sure the internal temperature of your pork chop reaches at least 145 degrees which is about 4-6 minutes on each side. 
  8. Allow the pork chop to rest for at least 3 minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute.
  9. Enjoy with a glass of pinot noir or chilled chardonnay!

Let LRWG’s Granola Crusted Pork Chops Inspire More Sweet and Savory Combos

Savory or salty flavors tend to make sweet notes sing and vice versa- so don’t be afraid to experiment with unlikely food combinations! Our online shop has a variety of Little Red Wagon Granola flavors that are great to add to salads and grilled dishes. Interested in becoming a wholesale granola partner? Spread the LRWG love to your community by applying online. Bon Appétite!



Lemony Sunshine Smoothie


Summer is upon us, and we hope it provides opportunities to escape the daily grind and the heat. At Little Red Wagon, we’re dodging both with a refreshing and lemony sunshine smoothie. Bursting with flavor and packed with essential nutrients, smoothies are the ultimate summer companions.

Our lemony sunshine smoothie recipe helps you get your servings of fruit for the day and includes banana, pineapples, mango, lemon, and Greek yogurt. This tropical medley is sunshine in a cup! The humble banana is packed with potassium and natural sugars, providing a creamy base for our smoothie. The high potassium content can help maintain electrolyte balance, an important mineral for combating dehydration during the hot summer months. 

The vibrant mango is bursting with vibrant color and tropical flavor. Mangoes are rich in vitamins A and C and packed with antioxidants supporting a healthy immune system. But, of course, no tropical smoothie is complete without pineapple, packed with vitamin C and bromelain, an enzyme known for its anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, the pineapple enhances the flavor and helps with digestion, making it an ideal choice for those balmy summer days when we crave something light and satisfying.  

The lemon brightens our smoothie and is known for its detoxifying properties and high vitamin C content. The citrusy flavor invigorates the taste buds but alkalizes the body and can promote overall health and vitality. Greek yogurt provides a creamy, tangy flavor and is packed with protein, probiotics, and essential nutrients. So, grab your blender, let the fruits blend, and sip your way to a sensational summer experience!


  • 1 cup mango, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup sliced banana
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Lemon Drop Granola for garnish
  • Fresh fruit for garnish
  • Ice if using fresh fruit

Note:  fresh or frozen fruit can be used for this recipe. 


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend the ingredients until incorporated, and the texture is smooth. Modify the ice or yogurt amount to adjust the consistency as needed depending on whether you are using fresh or frozen fruit.
  3. Transfer the smoothie mixture to your favorite glass.
  4. Top with granola and fruit as desired.
  5. Enjoy!d

Whip Up Our Sunshine Smoothie for a Summer Treat

This frosty tropical treat has been helping us beat the heat; now it can do the same for you! Experiment with freezing the mixture into popsicles or using it as a base for your morning smoothie bowl. For more fun recipes, check out our past blogs


Apple Pie Granola Parfait

As the month of May rolls through, I hope April showers have brought you May flowers. The blooms and warmer weather make it a great time of year to spend more time outside exploring the outdoors or relaxing with family and friends. As the days get warmer and longer, I spend more time outside and crave lighter, more refreshing meals and snacks.  

Parfaits make a great option for a light and easy breakfast or any time of day snack.  Try our apple pie granola parfait when you’re looking for a refreshing breakfast or snack. The yogurt offers a great source of protein, and the fruit and granola can help fill your daily fiber needs. Parfaits also offer so much flexibility and can be tailored to any picky eater you may have in the house. I love to use whatever fruits we have in the house or whatever fruits are in season. Feel free to swap fruit and granola flavors with what you have on hand or enjoy.  

May brings many opportunities to celebrate, whether it’s for Mother’s Day, graduations, or Memorial Day Festivities. I hope you’ve had a great May thus far, and as the school year starts to wind down and the summer holidays start beckoning, I wish you a wonderful summer ahead! 

Apple Pie Granola Parfait Suggested Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups of vanilla or plain yogurt (Greek yogurt offers a great boost of protein)
  • 1 green apple, cut into cubes or slices 
  • 1/2 cup of Little Red Wagon Big Apple Granola  
  • Any additional toppings of choice (chia seeds make a great addition)
  1. Grab your favorite glass (or bowl).
  2. Scoop or spoon yogurt into the glass, add a layer of granola, and top with fruit.
  3. Add additional layers as desired and top with any additional toppings of choice.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Cosmopolitan Carrot-Granola Smoothie Bowl


Spring is officially upon us, and with it, a new season and all the changes this season brings. We hope you have had a chance to enjoy all that April offers, whether it’s an April Fool’s joke, Easter festivities, or Spring Break. I am personally enjoying the extra sunshine and all that is blooming.  Although April weather can be a bit all over the place, cold and rainy one day to warm and sunny the next, it reminds us that summer and warm days are around the corner. 

As the weather shifts, our meal routines start to shift from the heartier winter meals to lighter fare. Granola smoothie bowls are a great way to start off the day with a light but filling and nutritious breakfast. 

Our Cosmopolitan carrot granola smoothie bowl is a great way to get more servings of fruits and vegetables into your routine and blends carrots with your favorite tropical fruits.  Greek yogurt provides a good source of calcium, protein, and probiotics.  Our handmade granola rounds out both the flavor profile and nutrition with heart-healthy fiber and protein.

Granola Smoothie Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of frozen tropical fruit blend (or your favorite frozen tropical fruits, pineapple, mangos, etc.)
  • 4 baby carrots
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt 
  • 2 Tbsp of coconut milk
  • 4 Tbsp of orange juice 
  • 1/4 cup of Little Red Wagon Cosmopolitan Granola (or your favorite flavor)
  • Additional toppings of your choice: shredded coconut, chia seeds, fresh fruit
Granola Smoothie Directions:
  1. In a blender, add your frozen fruits, carrots, yogurt, coconut milk, and orange juice.
  2. Blend until there are no large chunks of fruit or carrot. You may see small bits of the carrot or fruit, but that should be fine.
  3. Using a rubber spatula, pour/scrape the smoothie into a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle granola on top and top with any additional toppings of choice.
  5. Enjoy!

Need Green Desserts For St. Patrick’s Day? Little Red Wagon Granola Has You Covered


We hope that your March is off to a great start!  As winter turns to spring, we hope that you are able to enjoy longer days and warming temperatures.  Depending on where you live, you may be starting to see flowers bloom and trees turn green. If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to one of the heralds of Spring, St. Patrick’s Day, and need some ideas for green desserts to bring to St. Paddy’s festivities. 

When you are out about and want a quick no-bake treat, try our no-bake Leprechaun Granola Squares. They are a fun treat to whip up on St. Patrick’s Day or can be modified to fit any festive occasion.

No Bake Leprechaun Granola Squares 


  • 2 cups mini marshmallows 
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 bag of Little Red Wagon Big Apple granola
  • 4 tablespoons of festive sprinkles, 1 tablespoon reserved
  • 3 tablespoons of mini green chocolate coated candies, 1 tablespoon reserved ( optional and can be modified to suit the occasion)


  1. In a medium size microwave-safe bowl, add butter and marshmallows.  Microwave in intervals of 30 seconds until butter and marshmallows are melted together.  Stir in between each interval to ensure the butter and marshmallows combine thoroughly.
  2. Add a whole bag of Little Red Wagon Big granola to the butter and marshmallow mixture.  Mix until everything is incorporated.  Add sprinkles and chocolate candies to the mixture (reserving some to garnish on top) and mix just until incorporated.
  3. Using a silicone spatula, spread the mixture into well greased 13×9 baking pan or parchment paper lined pan.  Garnish with the remainder of the sprinkles and candies, then gently level with a spatula or more parchment paper.
  4. Let sit in the fridge for 15 minutes, then remove from pan and cut into squares or desired shape. Enjoy! 
  5. Store any leftovers in an air-tight container and eat within a few days.

This is one of those green desserts that is actually satisfying and a nice change from green beer and green cupcakes! 

From Little Red Wagon Granola to you: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


No-Bake Cheesecake Bites With Granola


These Valentine’s Day treats deserve all the praise. They are bite-sized and packed with phytonutrients like flavonoids from dark chocolate (great for brain and heart health). So indulge with confidence and share with close friends, family, or a special loved one. These no-bake cheesecake bites are small, rich, and nutritious: a trio of absolute perfection! 


Cheesecake filling 

8 oz block of cream cheese ( at room temperature)

1/2 cup powdered sugar 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 1/2 cups of Original granola

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil 

Chocolate Coating

2 cups dark chocolate chips

1/2 tsp of coconut oil

Ice tray or silicone mold 


  1. Microwave the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in a medium bowl for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave again for 30 seconds until just melted.
  2. Pour about a teaspoon of the melted chocolate into each ice cube mold. Use your fingers or a spoon to cover the sides of the mold completely. Save the remaining chocolate mixture and freeze the ice tray until the chocolate is solid (about 10 minutes).
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and vanilla and beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar and mix until incorporated. Set aside.
  4. Using a food processor, pulse granola until a crumb consistency is reached. Add melted coconut oil and mix to incorporate.
  5. Fill ice tray cubes with a thin layer of granola crumb mixture, add the Cheesecake mix, and top with chocolate. Keep the ice tray in the fridge until the chocolate hardens.
  6. Enjoy!

Cranberry Orange Cosmopolitan Blondies

Happy New Year! We hope this joyous and relaxing holiday season has recharged you.  Every year brings new adventures and many possibilities and opportunities. As you conquer the year ahead, we encourage you to take time to prioritize cultivating joy in your day alongside accomplishing goals or tasks. 

Incorporating little things, like a warm cup of your favorite tea or a fun playlist, can bring life into the daily routine and make it a great year ahead! 

We, of course, love to bake and enjoy sharing our granola and recipes with you all. Our cranberry orange blondies are a great treat to share with family and friends. The orange and cranberry flavor combination is a match made in heaven.  This recipe can easily also convert into a breakfast blondie by cutting back on the sugar.  No matter the occasion you choose, we hope it brings a little joy to your day!


¾ cup melted butter

1 ¼ cup brown sugar

A pinch of salt

A pinch of cinnamon

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 egg

1 ½ cup wheat or all purpose flour

½ cup dried cranberries

Zest from one orange

½ cup cosmopolitan granola crushed

¼ cup rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F, lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan with spray and line with parchment paper, both sides overhanging for easy release.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and egg.  Whisk by hand until blended.
  3. Fold in flour, cranberries, crushed granola, and orange zest. 
  4. Spread batter into the lined baking pan and sprinkle rolled oats on top of the batter.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. 
  6. Let cool completely, cut into squares, enjoy!

Peppermint Latte Brownies


The holiday season is synonymous with baking in our household. Our peppermint brownie recipe brings together familiar flavors and help usher in the holiday season. These brownies make a great treat to share with family or friends.

The end of the year offers a time of reflection for the year behind us and hopes and plans for the future. We are so happy for the opportunity to bring you our granola and look forward to sharing more with you in the year ahead. We hope this holiday season allows you to rest and spend time with family and friends. We wish you all a Happy New Year ahead!


11/2 sticks of butter (12 tablespoons) of butter at room temp.

1/1/2 cups light brown sugar

21/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon instant coffee

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (based on preference)

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup chocolate chips

3 eggs 

1 cup cocoa powder

1 cup whole wheat or all-purpose flour

1 cup crushed mocha granola


  1. Start by creaming your room-temperature butter and sugar. Use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or a handheld mixer. Beat until the butter/sugar mixture is light and fluffy. 
  2. Add in baking powder, salt, instant coffee, peppermint extract, vanilla extract, and mix until well incorporated.
  3. Melt chocolate in a microwave bowl. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat heating and stirring chocolate in 30-second intervals until chocolate is just melted.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, scrape in melted chocolate into batter mixture and mix until incorporated.
  5. Slowly add in 3 eggs in three additions separated by scraping the bowl.
  6. Add in cocoa powder and flour and mix until just combined.
  7. Lastly, add crushed granola and fold batter together using a rubber spatula. 
  8. Grease a 9/13 pan with butter and parchment paper and bake brownies at 350 F for 25 minutes or until the edges look baked through and the center is firmly set. A toothpick should come out clean from the edges of the pan and have a few moist crumbs in the center of the pan.
  9. Allow the brownies to cool to room temperature.
  10. Cut into squares and enjoy!