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Two triathlete-created granolas to sweeten up your mornings.
Granola is a nutritious and calorically dense source of whole grains and long-lasting energy, and these two Triathlete-tested options come without the added sugar and oil found in many varieties.
Made with whole cashews, unsweetened coconut and sunflower seeds, Bungalow Munch granola was a hit with taste testers. Founder Jeri Howland, a 19-time Ironman finisher, started Bungalow Munch with the mission of making a granola that sustained her through hours of training, a hectic workday and looking after her kids. We loved the light sweetness from the coconut and real maple syrup, along with San Francisco base-inspired serving size recommendations (one scoop for biking Paradise Loop, two for the Golden Gate Bridge or three if you ran the Double Dipsea). In a ¼-cup serving of this wheat-free granola are 139 calories, three grams of sugar and 9.4 grams of fat. $15 for 16-ounce bag, $20 for a 16-ounce refillable glass jar, Bungalowmunch.com
The idea for Bulumu granola took root at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, where co-founder and former ITU pro Jasmine Oenick, a three-time U.S. national champion, was training with the U.S. elite team. What makes Bulumu’s granola unique is that its oats are toasted individually rather than in clusters, making it lower in sugar and fat than most granolas. We enjoyed the subtle sweetness of the maple flavoring, but because the granola’s texture resembles that of dry oatmeal, it’s best mixed into yogurt or sprinkled on top of cooked oatmeal. The wheat-free granola has only 110 calories, three grams of fat and four grams of sugar per ¼-cup serving. $6 for an 11-ounce bag, Bulumulife.com