Bear Naked Granola is a staple in my cupboard, both for its fresh, bold flavor and its wholesome ingredients. Actually, I'm a fan of all the company's products — from trail mix to Grain-ola Bars. So when they sent me their new Soft Baked Granola Cookies to try, I couldn't wait to break open the box.
To find out how they measure up nutritionally and see if they taste as amazing as they look on the box,
Double Chocolate is the perfect name for these cookies. They explode with an amazing bold cocoa flavor I loved. I thought they could have had a little chewier consistency — these cookies were a little dry — but they are definitely tasty. As for the Fruit & Nut cookies, they were also a tad dry, but I liked the crunchiness of the real nuts and the bits of dried fruit. I was amazed at how sweet they tasted for being so low in sugar. That's the power of natural sweeteners like honey and molasses. Both cookies had a healthy taste, so if you're looking for some decadent buttery cookies like your granny used to make, you won't find them here.
|1 cookie||Double Chocolate||Fruit & Nut|
|Total Fat (g)||5||6|
|Saturated Fat (g)||1||1.5|
|Ingredients||Whole grain oats, semi sweet chocolate (organic evaporated cane juice, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, ground vanilla beans), whole wheat flour, evaporated cane juice syrup, evaporated cane juice crystals, canola oil, cocoa processed with alkali, honey, vegetable glycerin, molasses, vanilla extract, baking soda, soy lecithin, salt, walnuts, almonds, peanuts, nonfat dry milk, eggs.||Whole wheat flour, whole grain oats, evaporated cane juice crystals, honey, canola oil, raisins, walnuts, cranberries (cranberries, evaporated cane juice, glycerin, vanilla extract, baking soda, soy lecithin, salt, peanuts, nonfat dry milk, eggs.|
As you can see from the nutritional info, these cookies aren't exactly low in calories, especially being a small, 2.5-inch cookie, but the ingredients are nutritious. Plus, one cookie contains two grams of fiber and two grams of protein, and they're cholesterol-free, so that's a plus. If you're craving the sweetness of a cookie, but don't want something super processed or full of saturated fat, these would be a great option.