Celebrity chef and guest judge on My Kitchen Rules, Karen Martini, is launching her new and delicious range of granola to New Zealanders from today. As well as appearing on the fan favourite cooking competition show My Kitchen Rules, the highly-respected Melbourne-based chef is also a restaurateur, author, food writer and food personality.
The new Karen Martini Granola includes premium ingredients such as whole grain oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit, and is available in two flavours: Cranberry, Almond & Dates and Crunchy Seed & Nuts with a hint of coconut and honey.
The recipes were inspired by flavours from Martini’s latest cookbook and her desire to create an indulgent breakfast option based on real, whole food ingredients.
“I’ve been making my own versions of granola for years and always pack it full of amazing whole food ingredients. My Karen Martini Granola range has been created in the same way because I wanted it to be as nourishing as it is enjoyable – that’s what good food is all about,” said Martini.
The Cranberry, Almond & Date Granola is packed full of crunchy almonds, sweetened cranberries and dates, with a hint of cinnamon and zesty orange providing a beautifully indulgent breakfast option.
A fruit-free variety is also available, with the Crunchy Seeds & Nuts variant boasting whole grain oats, almonds, cashews, pepitas and chia seeds for those who prefer an extra crunch. These ingredients are complemented by coconut, a hint of spice and a dash of honey, resulting in a lovely floral aroma that’s emphasised by a golden, toasted crunch.
The Karen Martini Granola range provides a delicious and wholesome option for breakfast, or a snack and can be enjoyed with milk or yoghurt and fresh fruit or blitzed up in a smoothie for breakfast on-the-go.
“In my household, breakfast is essential and helps set the tone for the rest of your day. Whether you’re on-the-run or enjoying a leisurely weekend breakfast, this granola is a wholesome and super-fast go-to.
“It can also be sprinkled over yoghurt for a morning or afternoon treat, or used as a crumble with roasted fruit for an amazing seasonal dessert,” says Martini.
From today, the Karen Martini Granola range is available at selected New World and Pak’N’Save stores nationally. RRP $15.99.