Cowgirl Granola is an all-natural, handcrafted and small batch granola that tastes good and is good for you. There are no preservatives, additives, unpronounceable ingredients, oil, butter, multiple sweeteners or high-fructose corn syrup.
Cowgirl Granola is made with organic oats, five different nuts—whole almonds and cashews, local Texas pecan halves and pieces, raw organic pumpkin seeds and walnut halves and pieces—dried fruit, a touch of brown sugar, ground organic flax seed, spices and pure vanilla.
The variations are mostly the dried fruit or no dried fruit, and on the seasonal blends, the spice.
The Original Stock Cowgirl Granola has organic raisins, while Cranberry Cowgirl Granola is made with dried cranberries.
Because of the terrific response to the special holiday mixes, Cowgirl Granola launched the Orange-Cranberry blend to satiate everyone who fell in love with the Thanksgiving blend—specifically, the dried orange-cranberry! This dried fruit offers just the right sweet-to-tart ratio and is a perfect flavor zing in your daily bowl of Cowgirl Granola.
Cherry-O is tossed with dried organic cherries and the newest mix is Blueberry, a spin-off of the Independence blend, and is made with organic blueberries.
If you are a fan of peanut butter, you'll certainly want to try the P-Nut Butter Bars. Using an all-natural, organic chunky peanut butter and no dried fruit, this Cowgirl Granola bar is great for on-the-go snacks!
A 12 oz. package is $8 and a pound is $11.
You can also get Cowgirl Granola made with certified gluten-free oats! Each week Heather makes a few bags of Gluten-Free Cowgirl Granola in a variety of blends and they go quick, though you can always place a special order. A pound bag is $15.
What makes Cowgirl Granola different from other granolas is that every blend is loaded with five different nuts (whole almonds, whole cashews, Texas pecans, walnut halves and pieces as well as raw organic pumpkin seeds) which are an excellent source of protein, antioxidants, minerals, monosaturated fats and other nutrients, and they're good for the heart. With just a hint of brown sugar, the dried fruit is the real sweetener.
One-quarter cup has approximately 150 calories, nearly 5 grams of protein, almost 5 grams of fiber, just 7 grams of sugar, 7 grams of fat (which comes from the nuts, so it’s good fat), 0 grams of saturated fats and only 40 mg of sodium.
Throughout the year, Heather comes up with a variety of seasonal blends including the greatly anticipated Thanksgiving mix which has a selection of pumpkin spices and dried orange-cranberries.
There is also the Christmas Spirit blend featuring seasonal and whole dried cranberries but this time with the traditional holiday spices including cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. This blend smells and tastes like Christmas in a bag!
February's Rodeo San Antonio is studded with dried organic banana chips and raw organic sunflower seeds.
In honor of San Antonio's Fiesta, a 10-day celebration of the city's multicultural heritage that began in 1890, Cowgirl Granola's Fiesta blend is sprinkled with dried strawberries.
Loaded with organic blueberries, cranberries and toasted shredded coconut, the Independence blend has such devotees, that it is offered throughout the entire month of July.
Storing Cowgirl Granola
Because Cowgirl Granola is all-natural with no additives or preservatives, it is recommended that it be stored in the freezer. While it will not "freeze," it will keep it fresh and help retain the wonderful texture. If kept in the freezer, Cowgirl Granola will last several months. Otherwise, left at room temperature, the shelf life is approximately 10-12 days. But, honestly, it's best eaten directly from the freezer!
Photo courtesy of Glenn D. Levy