Granola is one of those breakfast items which has grown massively in popularity over the last few years. Although the old breakfast favourites like Weetabix and Alpen still have their fans, more people are choosing granola as a healthier alternative for breakfast. But not all granola is healthy - in fact, some granola contains as much sugar as the likes of Coco Pops. But there are lots of healthy granola options out there, and we wanted to highlight the healthiest you can buy in the UK. Let's take a look:
Lizi's low sugar
Lots of popular granola brands out there will pack their product full of sugar, so it's actually a good idea to pick a granola which is low in sugar if you can find one. The brand Lizi's sells a low-sugar version of their popular granola which contains only 1.9g of sugar per 50g bowl, which is seriously low compared to other breakfast options like Coco Pops, which have about 9 grams per 50g bowl.
This granola is also high in fibre (4.9g per 50g portion) and because ingredients include the likes of seeds and nuts, it's also high in protein (7.1g per 50g portion). We're big fans of this granola and definitely think that eating a bowl of this is a healthy way to start your day, learn more here and buy it here - amazon.co.uk
Bio & Me
Bio & Me is another granola brand packing very little sugar in each bowl - just 2.3g of sugar in a 50g bowl. But the really interesting aspect of this granola which makes it extra healthy is that it is prebiotic. All of the granola sold by Bio & Me contains millions of live cultures, which are great for gut health and an added extra bonus alongside the goodness of the seeds (Pumpkin, Sunflower, Brown Linseed, Chia) and nuts (Walnuts, Almonds) you get in every bowl too.
We're big fans of this granola and think it's great that it benefits your gut health too, learn more here - amazon.co.uk
deliciously ella original granola
The deliciously ella brand might be best known for its popular range of snack bars, but their granola range is growing in popularity, and with good reason. Not only does it taste great, but it's also very healthy - because it contains ingredients like desiccated coconut chips and almonds, it's high in fibre (3.1g per 45g serving) and protein (5g per 45g serving). Learn more here - deliciouslyella.com
Rude Health Ultimate Granola
Rude Health is a brand that makes very popular muesli, but their granola is healthier in terms of sugar content and calories, being lower in both compared to most of the muesli in their range. Plus, we think their Ultimate Granola tastes excellent. On top of this, it's made entirely from organic ingredients. View the product here - amazon.co.uk
Keto Hana Granola
Aside from the great taste, the main positive of this granola is the simplicity of the ingredients contained in each bag and the impressive nutritional stats - only 1.9g of sugar per 30g bowl is very little and makes it ideal for anyone following a keto diet.
The granola also contains sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, as well as hazelnuts and almonds, all of which are packed with protein and other goodness like vitamin E. Learn more about this granola here - amazon.co.uk
Raw Press Boost Granola
This granola from Raw Press is described as an Adaptogenic Granola, because it contains functional ingredients and adaptogens to give you a healthy boost (hence the name). The cacao, ginseng, maca and matcha in the granola not only give it a lot of flavour, they also provide lots of benefits which are backed by science. Learn more about this granola here - hollandandbarrett.com
Granola is often touted as a healthy breakfast choice, but not all of the granola you'll find on the supermarket shelves is actually good for you. However, the options we've included in this guide both taste good and will do you good too. Let us know your favourite healthy granola in the comments! If you want to read something similar, we have a guide to the healthiest cereal you can buy and the best organic cereal you can buy.