Life is full of compromise. But breakfast doesn’t need to be. Getting exactly what you want in your granola breakfast is now incredibly easy. Bear Naked Custom offers a host of flavor options, both sweet and savory, so you never have to pick out the bits you don’t like again. Sponsored by Bear Naked Granola.
This post is sponsored by Bear Naked Custom, I was paid for this post and received the included granola as compensation.
Are you sitting there thinking, “I’m not really a granola person.” I used to be like you. My issue was similar to the one I have with trail mix. There are all these bits and bobs in there and I’m sure it was all created according to someone’s taste.
But it wasn’t mine. Inevitably there are one or two unidentifiable ingredients I have to spend time and energy fishing out. Not worth it.
Bear Naked Custom has finally and deliciously addressed this issue. Ready to become someone who enjoys a wholesome granola breakfast?
For me, the key ingredient is salt. Granola has always been too sweet for my taste. But when I saw Red Sea Salt on offer as part of a Bear Naked Custom blend I began to envision a lot of mornings filled with granola breakfast.
The ordering process is easy. You choose a base granola flavor then three add ins. The myriad of choices include bourbon flavor, freeze dried jalapeño, bacon flavored sprinkles (which are actually vegetarian,) dried pomegranate arils, cacao nibs and curry.
Then IBM Watson calculates your flavor synergy. Mine was “we bow to your creativity.” This happens to me on a daily basis so I wasn’t surprised.
- HONEY BEAR ~ Honey base with dried blueberries, lavender and pepitas.
- BEARLY SWEET ~ Cacao + Cashew Butter base with cinnamon, freeze-dried apple slices and red sea salt.
- BEARING FRUIT ~ Chocolate base with dried cherries, freeze-dried strawberries and praline pecans.
But the fun doesn’t end there. Next you get to choose a bear to appear on your carton of custom granola. There are four “characters” to choose from, all with a backstory of course OR you can upload a picture and Bearify YOURSELF! So fun.
When your granola arrives, things get even easier! Just add your favorite milk (cashew in my case) and get your day started on exactly the right note.
No one in their right mind would blame you for stopping right there. Buuuuuttttt….
Just warm it up a little bit. Thirty seconds under the broiler gets those flakes a little toasty on the edges and any chocolate or cacao that may be in there a little melty. Then you layer the granola in with some cool, unsweetened greek yogurt and you feel a little fancy with very little effort.
A warm granola and yogurt parfait is especially nice on a crisp Fall morning with a nice cup of coffee.
A warm granola and yogurt parfait is especially nice on a crisp Fall morning with a cup of coffee.
- 1/2 cup Bear Naked Custom granola
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
Preheat your broiler. You could also use a toaster oven if you have one.
Lay the granola out on a baking sheet.
Place under broiler for about 30 seconds.
Spoon a base layer of warmed granola in two bowls, mugs or jars. Add the greek yogurt. Then top with the rest of the warm granola.