As I was learning to surf at Ocean Beach, I always craved a bowl of granola when I got out of the water but was shocked and disappointed to find that many of the options in my local grocery store were full of sweeteners, preservatives and most importantly weren’t gluten free.
Being a Culinary Institute of America trained pastry chef I thought "I can make my own granola" and developed recipes with enough fat, fiber and protein to sustain me. When I created the perfect combo of oats, nuts and fruits that's when I knew I was onto something very special.
What started as a way to sustain my surfing habit turned into feeding friends and family and eventually the whole neighborhood and now the entire Bay Area.
In 2010 Nana Joes Granola was born with the goal of bringing whole food ingredients back to the grocery store shelves while supporting my local community ( and surfing habit). I believe breakfast should be a meal that nourishes and sustains you which is why all Nana Joes Granola products are made with 100% natural ingredients, with no preservative and sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup. I think it is a necessity to put community before profits which is why at Nana Joes Granola we ensure each and every one of our employees is making above minimum wage and has lots of opportunities to grow so they never have to work an entry level kitchen job again.
We love what we do and can’t wait to share our creations with you!
MY WARMEST WISHES,
P.S The polaroid you see on each bag of granola is a photograph of my parents in 1968 laughing after a home-cooked meal. They taught me that good food is about wholesome ingredients prepared with love and care. Nana is what we called my Italian Grandmother Ignacia and Joseph is the name of both of my Grandfathers!
Nana Joes Granola is not affiliated with Microbiotic Health Foods Incorporated,
d/b/a Nana’s Cookie Company.