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. 



  • 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


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


  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.


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!


  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!

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


  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!

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



  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!


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Cranberry Christmas Cookies


As the holiday season approaches, baking cookies is a cherished tradition for many families. Our cranberry Christmas cookies put a festive spin on a beloved classic. This version perfectly blends tart cranberries, hearty oats, white chocolate, and warm spices. The aroma will fill your kitchen with warmth and comfort as they bake.

Although you may want to keep these cookies all for yourself, they are also perfect for gifting or sharing at holiday gatherings. We hope this holiday season allows you to spend time with those you love and is filled with moments of joy and togetherness!

Cranberry Christmas Cookies Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch 
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs—room temperature 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups  Little Red Wagons Cosmopolitan Granola
  • 1 1/4 cups white chocolate morsels divided
  • ¼ cup of dried cranberries


  1. whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch in a medium bowl.  Set aside.
  2. Mix butter and brown sugar with a hand mixer on high speed in a large bowl for about 2 minutes.  Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed, then add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. Add the dry ingredients from step 1 to the wet ingredients and beat on low speed until combined.  Add old-fashioned oats and granola and combine at low speed or fold in.
  4. Fold in 1 cup of the white chocolate chips, reserving 1/4 cup for the tops of the cookies. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 min.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F, line a baking sheet with parchment, and set aside.
  6. After 30 minutes, use a medium-sized scoop to scoop cookies onto the baking sheet and press in a few reserved chocolate chips and cranberries to each cookie.
  7. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until the edges have turned golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet.
  9. Enjoy the taste of Christmas with family and friends!

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While cookies aren’t the reason for the season, they sure are a nice perk! Explore more Little Red Wagon Granola flavors in our online store, where you can order from five delicious options or treat yourself to a variety pack. Happy holidays from our family to yours!


Oaty Apple Pie With Granola


We hope this year has brought you many things to be thankful for and that you are able to celebrate Thanksgiving with family, friends, and loved ones. If there ever was an official dessert for the month of November, it would have to be pie! If you are looking for a change from your usual pumpkin, try our oaty apple pie with granola!

This recipe embraces the best of the season by using apples, which are at their peak in the fall. Whether you prefer the tartness of granny smith apples or the sweetness of gala apples, feel free to adapt the pie to your favorites. The apple granola adds a wholesome element that complements the sweetness of the apples with a hearty and nutty flavor.  

Oaty Apple Pie Ingredients:

Pie filling and crust:

  • 1 frozen (thawed) pie crust or home recipe of your choice
  • 4lbs of apples red and green mixed (peeled, cored, and sliced or diced)
  • ½ cup of brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice

Granola topping:


  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped topping


  1. Follow prep. instructions for your favorite crust.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  3. In a large bowl, add sliced apples, lemon juice, sugars, flour, spices, and salt. Mix until apples are evenly coated.
  4. Pour apple mixture into thawed pie crust and cover with foil.
  5. Set in the oven on a cookie sheet or pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until apples have cooked down. 
  6. While the pie is baking, grab a medium-sized bowl, pour in apple granola and melted butter, and mix. Set aside.
  7. After 35 to 40 minutes or when the apples have cooked down, remove the pie from the oven and remove foil. Pour the granola mixture over the pie, covering all of the apple filling.
  8. Place the pie back into the oven uncovered and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
  9. Remove and let the pie cool before enjoying it.
  10. Optional: serve with ice cream or whipped topping.

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There is nothing more comforting than the aroma of apples and warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg filling your kitchen on a crisp autumn day. Whether you’re baking it for Thanksgiving, a cozy family dinner, or just to enjoy the season, our oaty apple pie is a must-try dessert this November! Head to Little Red Wagon’s online store to stock up on our Big Apple flavor and get free shipping to all 50 states!


Pumpkin Pie Balls With Peanut Butter


As the leaves start to turn and the air becomes crisp, there’s no denying that fall is in the air. Fall is synonymous with pumpkins, and for good reason. These vibrant orange gourds make for fantastic decorations and are a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. The subtle sweetness and earthy undertones of pumpkin blend seamlessly with various flavors, making it a star of the season.

  Pumpkin pie balls with peanut butter bring the essence of fall to your taste buds. The star ingredient, of course, is pumpkin puree. Rich in vitamins and fiber, it adds a creamy texture and a dose of autumnal goodness. Pair it with your favorite nut butter – almond, peanut, or even cashew – and you’ve got a heavenly combination that’s both nutritious and delicious. 

One of the best things about pumpkin nut butter energy balls is their simplicity. You can whip up a batch in just a few minutes, and they require no baking.  So, as you savor the beauty of fall foliage and embrace the cozy vibes of the season, don’t forget to treat yourself to these delectable little bites of fall goodness.

Pumpkin Pie Balls Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Little Red Wagon Pumpkin Granola
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter or nut butter
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup local honey or maple syrup 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ cloves
  • pinch of salt

Optional: fun, festive sprinkles


  1. Add pumpkin granola to a food processor and pulse to break up granola.
  2. Add peanut butter, pumpkin puree, honey, vanilla, spices, and salt to food processor.
  3. Pulse until blended into a sticky batter.
  4. Scoop out the batter with either a teaspoon or a small cookie scoop.  Roll into a ball and place on a cookie sheet with either parchment or wax paper.
  5. If you want to add festive sprinkles, sprinkle energy balls or place sprinkles in a small bowl and roll the ball around until covered.
  6. Place cookie sheet in the fridge for about 30 minutes or until firm. 
  7. Enjoy!

Greet Fall With Pumpkin Pie Balls 

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“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!

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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!