Whenever I learn of someone or something being associated with my dads home country, Antigua & Barbuda, I am instantly intrigued. A few months ago my sister told me about Barnola, a great granola company. Barnola is a love note to Aisha Thompson’s childhood. The Antiguan born owner of Barnola developed the flavors with inspiration from her childhood in the islands. I purchased the several flavors, however, I had to do a blog post after my first sample of the first package that I opened, Island Spice. When I tell you this granola is like no other granola I have had. You know how a lot of the artisan made granolas, are chewy and a little harder to chew? This one was so crispy, it really added a proper crunch to the yogurt that I added the granola to. Island Spice is described on the Barnola website as “Inspired by the Caribbean, this flavor explodes with warm spices like ginger and nutmeg. Add warmth to any time of the day, pair with milk for breakfast, yogurt or just grab and go for an any time of the day snack.” a perfect description. If you like a good crunchy snack, or want to try something different from breakfast, Barnola is a great option. Other available flavors are Nutty Orange, Chocolate Indulgence, Rosemary Almond, and the seasonal flavor Pumpkin Crunch. My next purchase will be to try the bars, that come in Pumpkin N’ Seed flavor. Aisha Thompson, you have a winner with this granola… 2 words THE CRUNCH, thats all. If you want to order Barnola visit the site, they come in resealable bag to help you keep the freshness. I think I will try the Chocolate Indulgence next, on top of some ice cream… yaaaassssssss.
If you are like me, I prefer a sweeter yogurt, while I am trying to have self control and not overindulge. I add agave nectar to my greek yogurt to give it a little bit of sweetness, and everything is better with cinnamon, well not everything, but most things.
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1 tsp agave nectar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup blueberries or any fresh berry
2 tbsp Barnola