Cluster Around The Jar

April 24, 2012

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I had to stop bringing home Cville Cluster granola for a while – that stuff is addicting and D E N S E! If you break down the ingredients, most of them are [healthy] fats, which means 9 calories per gram, which means one energy-packed food. It’s been a long time since I’ve had any at home, so I brought it back this week for a little rendezvous.

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For breakfast I had a generous serving floating in some Siggi’s drinkable yogurt with a whole small banana. No nut butter or chia seeds necessary in this bowl! So filling and satisfying as it is with flax, walnuts, sunflower seeds and coconut.

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Served with a cup of decaf – also something I recently replenished. It’s funny how I like coffee most in the spring + fall but not as much in the winter!

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Have a terrific Tues!

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1 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh April 24, 2012 at 8:14 am

Ooh, that DOES look delicious! I can see why having it around the house all the time could be tempting! Glad you got to rendezvous with your old friend. ;-)

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2 Michelle@PeachyPalate April 24, 2012 at 8:16 am

That bowl/cup is awesome! Granola is my downfall but as someone who needs to gain weight it’s no harm! I’d munch way through it until the jar was empty!

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3 Catalina @ Cake with Love April 24, 2012 at 8:16 am

That cluster granola may be my favorite on eeven if I didn’t try it, can I order directly from your store online?

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4 KathEats April 24, 2012 at 8:17 am

Unfortunately not yet, but we’re hoping to add an online ordering system in the coming months

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5 Heather April 24, 2012 at 10:29 am

That will make my husband SOOOOOO happy. I accidentally got him addicted during your last Open Sky sale and didn’t tell him we couldn’t just get it whenever we want. He asked me to fly to Charlottesville to remedy that. Haha!

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6 KathEats April 24, 2012 at 10:48 am

Haha

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7 Catalina @ Cake with Love April 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

Thanks, Kath! I can’t wait, I will be the first who will order a giant batch of this granola!

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8 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 24, 2012 at 8:16 am

any kind of granola is super addicting to me!! i often don’t buy it for that reason, but every once in awhile it’s necessary. :)

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9 Angel7 April 24, 2012 at 8:16 am

I think I am going to have some decaf coffee this morning–it just sounds good.

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10 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 24, 2012 at 8:17 am

Any tips you’re willing to share on getting cluster-y granola?

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11 KathEats April 24, 2012 at 8:17 am

Secret recipe :(

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12 Andrea April 24, 2012 at 9:54 am

I believe that using brown rice flour in your granola recipe can help make it more cluster-y!

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13 Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 24, 2012 at 8:19 am

That would be something I’d have in the house occasionally – because I know I’d eat it all.. at once!

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14 Ariel April 24, 2012 at 8:21 am

Yum, that stuff is ah-mazing! Hopefully you get to do another Opensky sale soon :)

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15 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 24, 2012 at 8:23 am

That granola looks and sounds so delicious!!! I really need to keep trying out some new gluten free granolas, haven’t found one I love yet!

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16 Becca April 24, 2012 at 8:28 am

Yum! Granola and banana, two of my favorite breakfast foods together :) it looks good.

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17 Megan @ Megan's Munchies April 24, 2012 at 8:29 am

It may be dense, but looks absolutely delicious!

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18 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio April 24, 2012 at 8:45 am

Looks awesome! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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19 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles April 24, 2012 at 8:46 am

Granola for breakfast…that is something I have not had in awhile…yummy!

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20 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance April 24, 2012 at 8:52 am

It sure looks addicting! Most of the stuff at your bakery must be tempting!

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21 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 24, 2012 at 8:53 am

Your granola sounds so good! I’m all about ground flax seeds and coconut as toppings lately.

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22 Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not April 24, 2012 at 9:02 am

I want your entire place setting right now! The bicycle is so cute.

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23 Cait's Plate April 24, 2012 at 9:09 am

Great minds think alike – we both broke out our jars of Cville Cluster for breakfast today…except I couldn’t help but add both chia and nut butter to the batch ;)

Love the idea of putting it into drinkable yogurt!

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24 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope April 24, 2012 at 9:15 am

That cluster granola sure does look delicious! I need to try some of that stuff. Yum! :)

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25 Jasper {crunchylittlebites} April 24, 2012 at 9:32 am

it’s amazing how if something yummy is around my mouth doesn’t follow my heads “you could have just one/one bite” suggestion. :) granola looks awesome! Was that the kind of granola for which you did a major shipping a couple of week ago?

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26 KathEats April 24, 2012 at 9:43 am

Yup

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27 Khushboo April 24, 2012 at 9:36 am

I love granola but find it to hard to not grab handfuls..like u said, its very dense!

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28 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 24, 2012 at 10:04 am

I have times of the year where I like coffee more than others…but normally it’s just from hot to iced coffee :)

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29 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

That granola looks so good!!! Enjoy your Tuesday :D

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30 Val @ Tips on Healthy Living April 24, 2012 at 10:14 am

Yum! Where can you find the Cville Cluster granola online? Don’t tell me it’s only sold in Charlottesville!

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31 KathEats April 24, 2012 at 10:47 am

Sorry but at this time, that’s it

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32 KathEats April 24, 2012 at 10:47 am

ALTHOUGH, if you live near a Great Harvest, they have access to the recipe and can make it for you!

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33 Val @ Tips on Healthy Living April 24, 2012 at 10:55 am

Wow, they will? That’s great to know. There is one near me, thanks!

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34 KathEats April 24, 2012 at 10:55 am

You’ll have to talk them into it if they’re not already making it. Most bakeries will do it for a bulk order. Tell them to talk to us if they want!

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35 Lyn @ Life Lyn Style April 25, 2012 at 7:30 am

My GH in Mentor Ohio made me a batch at Christmas time. I think they added it to their menu since I saw it there a couple of weeks ago. They were very good to work with and talked to Matt etc.

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36 kris April 24, 2012 at 10:29 am

Would you please share where you bought your bowl?!?! I have been wanting something similar but have been unable to locate them anywhere.

p.s. Please consider doing another Opensky (or other online) sale soon! I would love to get my hands on some of this granola! It looks sooo delicious.

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37 KathEats April 24, 2012 at 10:48 am

The bowl was handmade from a market in Asheville, NC! Hard to replicate, but if you have a pottery store..

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38 Grace @ Grace Dishes April 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

Your serveware is always so pretty! I love granola but I have to be careful with it or I end up eating all of it haha!

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39 jordan @ thedancingdonut April 24, 2012 at 11:18 am

love that placemat!! and it’s interesting, i love coffee all year round for sure, but i’m mostly just drink tea during the winter and less any other season…

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40 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning April 24, 2012 at 11:37 am

The C-ville cluster granola is hands down the BEST granola I’ve ever had. I bought a bag last fall when I was at the bakery and didn’t even notice the nutritional stats. I know it’s full of all good ingredients, but man- it’s definitely calorie dense, like you said! I have to have GREAT restraint not to down a cup full each time. :)

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41 hannah April 24, 2012 at 11:38 am
42 KathEats April 24, 2012 at 11:45 am

Thanks :)

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43 Björg April 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I can never Keep granOla in my kitchen, it’s too addictig! :)

I buy weekly from a local farmer, so good :

I just tell myself it’s all good and healthy :]

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44 Molly @ RDexposed April 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Will run in order to eat that entire jar. How many miles do you think I’d have to do? Ha. Don’t answer that.

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45 Annette @FitnessPerks April 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I love thick clusters—but they are a sometimes food b/c of the sugar and fat–I prefer more protein in the a.m.! :)

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46 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith April 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Stupid question – what is drinkable yogurt?

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47 KathEats April 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

It’s a product on the market… Like kefir but made slightly different

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48 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith April 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Is the texture like milk? Where do you get it?

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49 KathEats April 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

It’s like a yogurt smoothie. Any grocery store will have it, but I like organic valley and these new siggis ones

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50 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith April 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Ahh, gotcha. Thanks!

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51 j3nn April 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Granola is so good, and I bet Cville crunch is divine! But yeah, it’s pretty calorie-dense. :( Why can’t it be a vegetable? :D

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52 Mary April 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I agree – Cville cluster is the best tasting and most addicting granola I have ever eaten. I have to hold myself back from eating the whole bag at once. It’s probably good I can only order it once in a while!

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53 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count April 25, 2012 at 7:51 am

Looks like a great breakfast!

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