The classics are classics for a reason. And this granola is no exception. This recipe is the one that started it all for GrandyOats way back in 1979. And it's still kickin' and still delicious.
All of GrandyOats' granola is baked in small batches at their solar-powered bakery.
Why we love it
Picture it: Maine, 1979. The future founders of GrandyOats are all sitting around a campfire in Baxter State Park cooking up business ideas and eventually cooking up this recipe. Their granola community was formed on the simple idea that if you all care about the earth and you care about people "you don't have to be related to have a family business." So consider this crunchy, classic granola your family recipe and think of home each time you grab a handful. Even if your home isn't a gorgeous state park in Maine.
How it does good
Keeping people at the center of everything
A lot of companies say they're committed to change, but GrandyOats goes the extra mile. They're raising the bar with Fair Trade Ingredient Certification on all of their Coconola products. That means safer working conditions and additional income for farmers. The certification requires a bar on child labor, paid maternity leave, and excellent care for the environment. They're also at the forefront of revising business practices to combat racial injustice. They're investing in organized community work efforts, facilitating healthy conversation in the workplace, and networking with organizations that support the Black community.
low carbon footprintThey offset their energy use with onsite solar power and renewable energy credits. Their 288 solar panels generate 95,000 kWh of clean energy annually to power ovens, lights, computers, and cooling systems.
responsible sourcingThese granola mavens do all they can to improve wildlife habitats, soil and plant health, and biodiversity by sourcing their ingredients from organic farms. All of their granolas and trail mixes consist of USDA certified organic foods.
supporting key causesGrandyOats has a rotational donation platform in where they donate 20% of the revenue from a collection of their products to organizations selected by their staff. They've also supported environmental organizations, trail groups, and education outreach since their founding, and most recently donated $2,000 to Black Lives Matter.