Taste Test: Nature’s Path Carrot Cake Granola

While wandering the aisles of Whole Foods recently, I came across some granola that caught my eye.

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You may remember when I picked up some Nature’s Path Love Crunch granola (because obviously, you all remember my posts from over a year ago like they were yesterday). Well turns out Nature’s Path has come out with a whole line of Love Crunch granolas, including the delicious chocolately concoction I previously enjoyed.

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So aside from grabbing another bag of the chocolate stuff, I also picked up a package of the Carrot Cake granola. Because seriously, granola that tastes like carrot cake? Yes please!

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Nature’s Path really made sure to get all the key carrot cake ingredients into this granola – carrots (duh), raisins, pecans, pineapple, and spices. The only thing missing was the cream cheese frosting – replaced with yogurt chips – but I guess that’s acceptable because this is something I would eat for breakfast. Although, let’s be honest – some days cream cheese frosting for breakfast sounds like a mighty good idea 😉

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I was pretty excited to test it out in a simple Greek yogurt parfait. Loved all the big chunks of granola, with plenty of raisins and nuts, and specks of carrot throughout.

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It had a great crunch, a good level of carrot cake spice, and wasn’t too sweet. I could take or leave the yogurt chips (there weren’t too many), and wished the pineapple was a little more prominent. I could also make an argument for more carrot, and perhaps the inclusion of coconut (but only because I include coconut when I make carrot cake). Still, a good representation of carrot cake as a granola.

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Then it got me thinking – perhaps I could come up with my own carrot cake granola? I love carrot juice, and this could be the perfect way to use up the leftover carrot pulp from my juicer. Yes, the wheels are turning!

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This is definitely a granola I would consider buying again. I do have a love/hate relationship with store bought granola, simply because I know I can make it cheaper, but I never seem to make the time to do so. If you see it on the shelf, and enjoy carrot cake, I say give it a go and treat yourself.

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Disclaimer – As stated above, I bought and paid for this with my own funds, and have not received any compensation for writing this review. But you all know that’s how I roll.

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3 Comments on “Taste Test: Nature’s Path Carrot Cake Granola”

  1. April 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    Yummy. Hope you replicate and share the recipe sometime 🙂

  2. May 3, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    I am trying to come up with a granola recipe where I have clumps of granola – still working on it! I’ll let you know when I perfect it – my breakfast parfaits are becoming a habit because they are so filling!

  3. August 29, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Yes please share this recipe I’m dieing to try it.. Anything that has granola in it is tasty.

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