The One Granola Brand Ina Garten And Jeffrey Always Eat For Dessert

Ina Garten and her husband Jeffery are relationship goals. The Barefoot Contessa is always sharing all the delicious meals she makes for her spouse and it makes our taste buds a little jealous. During an interview with Bon Appétit, Garten shared a rather simple yogurt parfait she whips up for two of them for dessert that is easy to assemble and doesn't require a lot of skill to create. 

In fact, Garten shuns making her signature homemade granola and instead reaches for a bag of BOLA granola.

Garten said when she buys granola, she reaches for bags of BOLA granola for the same reason we all buy certain foods: She likes the way it tastes. The "store-bought is just fine" chef conceded this granola is better than what she makes, telling Bon Appétit, "I buy granola because unless you can make something that's better than what you'd buy, there's no point in spending the time!"

What's so great about BOLA granola?

BOLA, a name derived from the phrase "Bowl of granOLA," isn't new, nor does it fall under any large cereal brand umbrella. Garten's go-to product has been on the scene for about 16 years and can be purchased online, at Whole Foods, or at select local artisan grocery stores.

Based out of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, this brand was founded by Michelle Miller, a chef on a mission to create a healthy version of this favorite cereal. Miller found inspiration from her Parisian mother who was an advocate for eating well. BOLA is made in small batches — just 36 pounds at a time. The secret to its deliciousness may be linked to the fact that this granola simply uses oats, almonds, and pumpkin seeds as its foundation with just a little salt, sweet, and vanilla to add to its delicious taste. 

Garten's favorite granola is also sold in a gluten-free option. And, if you like their granola, this small company also makes BOLA bars for snacking.