5 Homegrown Granola Brands To Support
Baked in the oven until perfectly golden-brown and crisp, granola is a healthy breakfast favourite. From Kintry's locally-inspired pandan Gula Melaka granola to Dee Snacks’ plant-based offerings and Granos’ customisable granola, these unique granola brands are proudly from Malaysia.
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Short for Kindred Pantry, Kintry was founded by Michelle Chai who started baking in 2017 as a way to overcome her daughter's allergies. Pandan Gula Melaka, Salted Butter Caramel and Chocolate Hazelnut are just three of the delightful granola flavours available—all are encased in charming packaging that celebrates Chai's Malaysian heritage. Also available for purchase from Kintry are other snacks, such as macadamia cookies and salted egg yolk potato crisps.
2/5 Dee Snacks
On a mission to provide healthy and tasty snacks on the go, Dee Snacks was founded by Diane Chia in 2017. Catering to individuals with gluten and dairy sensitivities like herself, her snacks are 100 per cent natural, plant-based and free of gluten, dairy and refined sugar. Packed to the brim with cashews, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and desiccated coconut, Diane’s granola is made with honey, but can also be made vegan upon request. Dee Snacks puts wellness at the forefront of their brand with other healthy choices such as bliss balls, almond cacao cookies and roasted nuts.
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3/5 Amazin’ Graze
Most associate Amazin’ Graze with their brownie chips and nut butters, but the brand actually began with nut mixes and granola in 2015. Some of their innovative granola flavours include Coconut Kaya, Salted Gula Melaka, Banana Bread and Apple Crumble. Catered to health-buffs, Amazin' Graze's two new granolas include Cacao Berry, which improves focus, and Fig & Chai, which aids digestion.
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4/5 W Place
Fuelled by a mission to eat clean without sacrificing on quality or flavour, Wis Yap created W Place. The brand's granola comes in gold resealable packing and their core ingredients are organic rolled oats and crunchy almonds. Unique granola flavours include Pineapple Honey, Earl Grey and Matcha; the last of these is made with Kyoto Uji matcha. Also available for purchase are chocolate-covered nuts, cookies, nut butters and other healthy snack options.
The first customisable granola brand in Asia, Granos began as a passion project by partners Vivienne Len and Jiunn Hung Tan, both avid lovers of cooking and baking. After receiving requests from families and friends to replace or omit certain ingredients in their homemade granola, they realised there was no one-size-fits-all for healthy eating and decided to start producing customisable granola. Their ingredients are lightly coated with natural sweeteners or roasted without additives, which gives their granola low-sugar content.
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