Cinnamon Raisin Granola…doesn’t that sound good? That sounds like a breakfast I would eat!
My son has been the pickiest baby food eater out of all 5 of my children! My other kids ate pretty much whatever baby food I offered when they were his age! Not this little guy! He even cried that hurt feelings sounding cry when I tried to feed him sweet potatoes from a jar!
I usually make his baby food. Which I'm sure tastes better to him but sometimes I have to feed him jarred baby food. Beechnut makes some of the only flavors he will eat from a jar. His favorite is the "Good Morning" Cinnamon Raisin Granola.
SOME BEECHNUT HISTORY
Beechnut has been making baby food for over 75 years! They are based in Canajoharie, New York. They have been in the same town for over 100 years! In 1891 the family business was started…smoking hams and bacon. They produced a lot of other products jam, coffee, peanut butter and macaroni. Then 1931 they started making baby food and now that’s all they do.
Beechnut has been the first to do a lot of things in the baby food industry…here are some that I found interesting…
In 1931 Beechnut was First to put baby food in glass jars when everyone else was using lead-soldered metal cans.
In 1977 Beechnut was the first baby food company to remove added salt from their baby food line.
Beechnut was also first in the industry to offer and label baby food in age specific stages (.stage 1, 2, 3 etc) with textures, and ingredients that were appropriate for each stage. This was accomplished in 1984.
Another huge / great accomplishment in 2007, Beechnut became the first baby food company to achieve an ISO Certification. They were/are one of few food companies to actually achieve this! “ISO Certification. ISO 9001:2000 is a set of widely respected, strict international standards for quality management and quality assurance.”
There is more...Beechnut has been around a long time but I’m going to stop there.
INGREDIENTS (Cinnamon Raisin Granola)
apples, water, raisins, oat bran, oatmeal, barley flakes, cinnamon, ascorbic acid (vitamin c), citric acid, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), riboflavin (vitamin b2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), vitamin b12, folic acid.
NUTRITION FACTS (Serving Size is 1 4oz jar)
Trans Fat 0g
Soluble Fiber 1g
Total Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrate 23g
Sugar 10g * Contains natural sugars only
The jar also says that it contains 150% more soluble fiber than their regular wet cereals.
The website has this particular flavor listed as kosher, soy free and vegetarian.
Well, after trying all different kinds of baby food and flavors we found this Cinnamon Raisin Granola. This tastes almost like a really mild apple pie filling. It’s a stage 2 baby food so the texture is kind of pasty/thick but smooth. My son gobbles it up for breakfast! No complaining…No spitting it out and spraying it everywhere (oh the joys of feeding time!); he just opens up and then says “mmmm”. It’s pretty funny; he is so enthusiastic when he is eating something he likes! He leans towards the spoon and goes “UM!” as he’s taking a bite! This flavor from Beechnut gets that response from him! So how can I not be happy!
It has made things a little easier on some mornings, especially if we go stay a weekend at Grandma & Grandpa’s.
I didn’t like the sugar content (10g) but it’s not an added sugar, it’s all naturally occurring from the ingredients so I guess it’s ok with me. My son also does NOT eat a whole jar…he eats about half the jar.
Beechnut has other flavor of course, but this was one that I thought was a little different and deserved a little recognition. They make other flavors that my son likes as well...they are also part of their “Good Morning” blends
-Good Morning Country Breakfast
-Good Morning Creamy Wheat with Peaches
-Good Morning Mixed Fruit Yogurt
-Good Morning Muesli with Yogurt and Raisins
-Good Morning Peaches Oatmeal and Bananas
They also have GUAVA …which we have not tried but probably will!
These cost about .49 per 4oz jar and you can find them almost anywhere you can buy baby food!