What is the difference between oats and granola?

What is the difference between oats and granola?

At Oloaa, we are experts in all things granola. One of the most common questions we get asked is, “What’s the difference between oats and granola?” Today we will explain!

Oats vs. granola

Although similar, oats and granola are very different. Oats are a healthful cereal grain, often added to granola. Granola is far more versatile and consists of oats and other food items (such as dried fruits and nuts). Both are typically toasted and often enjoyed for breakfast.

Granola: a breakfast food made from rolled oats, sweetener, nuts, dried fruits, etc., typically often served with milk, a parfait, or in easy-to-carry bar form.

Oats: a cereal plant cultivated chiefly in cool climates and widely used for animal feed as well as human consumption.

You probably noticed right away that oats are a part of granola. However, oats are a cereal grain, and granola is an oat-based mixture sweetened with honey or other sweeteners. Oats are one of the key ingredients in granola. Granola as we know it today include nuts, dried berries, chocolate chunks, and healthy seeds (such as chia and flax). It can be made savory or sweet and can also be made gluten-free, vegan, and keto-friendly. Granola is sold loosely or in bar form, which makes it a versatile addition to any kitchen.

Are oats and granola healthy?

On their own, oats are very healthy. Granola is also a great addition to a healthy diet. However, not all granola is made the same. At Oloaa, we bake our granola with olive oil, coconut sugar, gluten-free oats, nuts, and nutritious seeds. Our granola is for all lifestyles and targets vegan, paleo, keto, and gluten intolerant individuals. However, some granola is baked with artificial sweeteners and other unhealthy additives.

How do you eat oats vs. granola?

In addition to being the main ingredient in granola, oats can be used to make oatmeal by mixing it with boiled water or milk, used as a substitute for breadcrumbs, and ground to use for baking. On the other hand, granola has a wide range of edible applications. 

Granola can be made to eat in easy-to-carry, on-the-go bar form, or it can be purchased loosely to add to a variety of your favorite snacks and meals. You can use loose granola to top off your parfait, acai bowl, or ice cream. You can add it to your salad, favorite dessert, or a cup of milk with fresh berries. 

Treat yourself with Oloaa’s delicious granola!

Tasty, delicious, and nutritious, Oloaa has the best granola. Our granola is for all lifestyles and is baked with olive oil, coconut sugar, gluten-free oats, nuts, and nutritious seeds. Not only is it good for you, but it tastes incredible too!

Whether you prefer fruit-free, keto, or paleo-friendly, dessert-like chocolate flavours, or are searching for a heart-healthy option; we’ve got granola for you. Available in both baked granola bars for an easy on-the-go meal option or loose in a bag for all your creative culinary explorations. We know you’ll love it as much as we do.

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