There are lots of great food pairings, but this may be one of our new favorites for summer - Smoky Pineapple and Salted Caramel. When developing Smoky Pineapple Granola in the kitchen, For Good Granola's goal was to hit a bit more unique flavor profile, but ensure it wasn't off-putting - the "hint of smoke" was to be subtle at the finish.
The combination of cinnamon and sweet smoked paprika gently introduces your taste buds to the smoke while the natural hickory smoke allows the flavor to linger for just the right amount of time (or until you put the next fistful in your mouth). That smoke, coupled with the great texture and flavor of dried pineapple with 'just-the-right-amount-of-sweet' is a beautiful combination.
You will find all the other familiar well-balanced ingredients in their Smoky Pineapple granola as in their Original Blend - buckwheat groats, almonds, unsweetened coconut, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and flaxseed meal. They swapped the puffed amaranth for puffed sorghum, which is larger and provides a lighter texture. And...as the natural sweetener, maple syrup, instead of honey.
So, now that you know the nuts and bolts of their yummy blend...what to do with this newfound granola? Well, first, you must try it, straight out of the bag. Although there are many ways to incorporate granola into your daily diet, the one we hear most is "I just grab a handful for a snack." Beyond this new flavor being great on so many things (including your morning yogurt), it will also allow you to check the "handful for a snack" checkbox. Maybe even with a side of summer cocktail (think mezcal margarita) or beer? If you're looking for a bit more, maybe give Smoky Pineapple and Salted Caramel (see recipe below) a go. Pro tip: skip making the salted caramel from scratch on this one and use Mott St's bestselling Miso Caramel Sauce instead!