Ingredients in True North Granola

True north granola ingredients

It is the careful selection of high-quality, healthy ingredients, plus the intentional use of very low sugar, that separates True North Granola from other granola brands you find on the grocery shelf. Our mission is to create the finest granola available to those who seek to eat healthy foods. We do this by using only non-GMO ingredients of the highest quality, both natural or organic, Vermont-made when possible, and by lovingly assembling and baking each of our unique products to a crunchy perfection following our unique baking protocol.

Finding the best quality ingredients is an ongoing and critically important endeavor. We use all-natural or organic ingredients in our products, and will pay more for organic and unprocessed, non-GMO, in order to meet our mission of providing healthy and quality products. We do not use chemicals or additives in any of any of our products, and especially do not use sulfur in our dried fruits.

We aim to make our customers happy, and to entice those who try our granola to say freely and with passion, “This is the best granola I’ve ever had.”

We pay close attention and employ strict protocols when producing and protecting our allergen-friendly products, those with no nuts, no wheat, no dairy, or no grain. However, please take note that these allergen-friendly products are also made in a facility which uses all listed ingredients.

Glossary of Ingredients

Please note, this list includes all of the ingredients that True North uses in its granola, muesli, or cookie mix varieties. Please visit each individual product page to find out which ingredients are in each variety. ALL INGREDIENTS ARE NON-GMO and some are organic.

  • ALMONDS: whole or sliced, natural, unsalted, raw, no preservatives
  • APPLES: dried, unsulfured, no sugar added, no preservatives
  • BLUEBERRIES: dried, infused with apple juice and sunflower oil, no sugar, no preservatives
  • DEMERARA SUGAR: minimally processed cane sugar which retains its molasses color and flavor
  • CASHEWS: natural, unsalted, raw, no preservatives
  • CHERRIES: Montmorency Tart, infused with apple juice and sunflower oil, no sugar, no presevatives
  • CHOCOLATE CHIPS: conventional, semi-sweet, Barry Callebaut
  • CHOCOLATE CHUNKS: organic, semi-sweet
  • COCOA POWDER: Belgian dark Dutch cocoa powder
  • COCONUT CHIPS: organic or conventional, no sugar added, no preservatives, no suflur
  • COCONUT OIL: Virgin
  • (Dessicated—shredded) COCONUT: organic or conventional, no sugar added, no preservatives, no suflur
  • CRANBERRIES: dried, infused with apple juice and sunflower oil, no sugar, no preservatives
  • DATE POWDER: organic, made from pulverized dates
  • FLAX SEED: brown or golden, no preservatives
  • GINGER (crystallized and ground, no sulfur)
  • MACADAMIA NUTS: natural, unsalted, raw, no preservatives
  • MAPLE SYRUP: pure Vermont Maple Syrup, organic and conventional
  • OATS: conventional and certfied gluten-free rolled oats
  • OATS-gluten-free: certified gluten-free rolled oats
  • PECANS: natural, unsalted, raw, no preservatives
  • PEA PROTEIN: organic, made from peas only
  • PISTACHIOS: natural, shelled, unsalted, raw, no preservatives
  • PEPITA SEEDS: ORGANIC or conventional (pumpkin seeds) raw, unsalted
  • PINEAPPLE: low-sugar, sulfur-free dried pineapple
  • RAISINS: no sugar, no preservatives
  • SESAME SEEDS: raw, all-natural
  • SUNFLOWER SEEDS: ORGANIC or conventional, raw, all-natural
  • WHEAT FLAKES:  whole grain, no preservatives
  • WHEAT GERM:   raw, all-natural
  • WHEY POWDER:  a by-product of cheese manufactured from cow’s milk; a reduced lactose protein containing a higher percentage of protein and a variety of nutrients and essential amino acids.

Homemade Granola Recipe

Looking for a simple healthy granola recipe? Try this out and let us know what you think!

Granola Recipe Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. Spray two large baking pans spray oil. Mix all dry ingredients together.  The seeds and nuts are all optional. Heat syrup, oil and water in saucepan until blended together. Maple Syrup can be replaced with honey (though we don’t advise). Remove from heat and add in vanilla. Make a well in dry ingredients.  Pour liquid into dry and mix thoroughly. Spread into two greased pans and bake for 40-45 minutes until brown and crisp, mixing every 15-20 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool completely.  When cool, add dried fruit.  Store in airtight containers.  Makes approximately 6 pounds. To extend freshness, granola may be frozen for up to 6 months.

Granola Recipe Ingredients

  • 11 cups rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut chips
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1.5 cups pumpkin seeds (pepita seeds)
  • 1.5 cups sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • 2 cups chopped almonds
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup canola or coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1 T. vanilla

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