Momma Told Me: It's Not Oatmeal- It's Granola! Quaker's New Breakfast Revolution

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

It's Not Oatmeal- It's Granola! Quaker's New Breakfast Revolution

Quaker Warm and Crunchy Honey Almond Granola Breakfast
Momma Told Me: It's more than a meal

As a young girl I favored cereals over pastries and oatmeal for the unique contrast in texture they would offer while jump starting my morning. Today I am ashamed to admit my breakfast regimen is much less complicated and usually involves a protein shake or nothing at all. Let's face it, by the time the kids are dropped off at school, the floors have been scrubbed, the laundry is in the dryer, and the groceries are unloaded it's after 1PM and it's time to head back out again to pick up the rugrats. Now, more than ever adults are leading busy lives that require a strong balanced breakfast that will fuel the day ahead. And, not too surprisingly, more and more of them are like me; skipping the most important meal simply because they feel stopping for breakfast is too much work.
Quaker Warm and Crunchy Honey Almond Granola Breakfast
Quaker Warm and Crunchy Honey Almond Granola Breakfast
Aside from the occasional bowl of Malt O' Meal with a swirl of brown sugar, warm breakfasts such as oatmeal were often my least preferred. I do, however, recall a brand of Quaker children's oatmeal pouches that included dissolving sugar eggs that revealed tiny colorful dinosaurs. The novelty of this breakfast seems to have stuck with me and still finds the product creeping into my adult shopping cart from time to time. So, when I heard about a new range of Quaker warm breakfasts, Quaker Warm and Crunchy Granola, my interest was piqued. Honestly, without the word crunchy, I would have overlooked the product as another type of oatmeal; which it is not.
Quaker Warm and Crunchy Honey Almond Granola Breakfast
This unique warm-serve granola product is currently made in 3 flavor varieties; Cranberry Almond, Apple Cinnamon, and Honey Almond. Retailing between $4-$5 a box, each Warm and Crunchy Granola box features 6 individually packaged servings. However, I've found that an adult such as me requires 2 pouches and a banana to satisfy me completely on a busy day. Thankfully it is no more of a hassle to prepare two or one; adjust the added milk to create the texture of your choosing and pop the bowl in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. It truly couldn't be any easier to enjoy a sweet, heart healthy, breakfast that has plenty of texture.
Quaker Warm and Crunchy Honey Almond Granola Breakfast
While I typically use a 1/4 C of fat-free milk for two pouches (half the suggested amount), I find that the bottom half of my granola softens quite nicely, and the rest stirs in well for a delightful crunch. Remember, this is not an oatmeal, and because of such some younger family members may not care for it as much as those with a more developed palette. Personally, Quaker Warm and Crunchy is a home run for me! I love how easy it is to toss a pouch in my purse and even enjoy one at work. The process is simple, and the flavor isn't overly sweet- making for the perfect encouragement to start my day right! Have you ever eaten warm granola for breakfast?

What Daughter Says: Start your day right, don't skip breakfast- it's the fuel for your day!

6 comments:

  1. I have not eaten warm granola for breakfast, but I know my mom likes it - it's one of her go-to meals.

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  2. I have not eaten warm granola for breakfast and to be honest I don't really eat breakfast. I'm usually too nauseous in the AM to eat. I can't stomach food until around noonish.

    This looks mighty tasty! I think I would enjoy the cranberry almond

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  3. This looks so good! I love granola so I am sure I would be a big fan of this for breakfast! YUM!

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  4. PS- reading this while hungry, your pictures make me just want to eat it right from the page. Looks so good!

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  5. I never used to worry about breakfast but now I've realized how truly essential it is for the day. Granola has always been one of my favorite go-to early morning items. Sometimes I like to mix it into plain greek yogurt to get some needed protein and calcium too. - Katy

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  6. I am a big fan of crunchy breakfast and granola sure helps me to stay full till my snack time

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