GrandyOats Coconola

At GrandyOats, we honor our hippie heritage as more than just some psychedelic sideshow that’s long since had its day. In fact, the movement that first dawned 50 years ago was ignited by the same call for natural harmony that inspires GrandyOats today. As Real Granolas, we put that principle into practice with a sustainable focus on physical, social, and environmental health.

Our commitment begins with products made from 100% organic ingredients, all natural sweeteners, and a decision to always say NO! to GMO’s. And it only makes sense that food fashioned with a focus on purity is handmade in small batches to match Mother Nature’s care.

Our Certified Paleo COCONOLA (grain-free coconut granola) is loaded with organic cashews, pecans, coconut flakes and seeds— this protein-packed, grain-free granola is seriously addicting. It’s clustered with delicious coconut chips, then sweetened with a unique blend of locally sourced maple syrup and wildflower honey.

Certified Paleo:

Original Coconola

Original Coconola is the delicious evolution of granola. This grain-free, coconut-based organic granola is loaded with cashews, pecans, seeds, and coconut chips. It’s made in small batches at our solar-powered bakery and just like the sun, Coconola provides you with the sustained energy you need to power your adventures.

Super Hemp Blend Coconola

Super Hemp Blend Coconola is the delicious evolution of granola. This paleo, gluten-free, organic granola is vegan and full of protein-packed hemp, coconut chips, almonds and pumpkin seeds. It’s made in small batches at our solar-powered bakery and just like the sun, Coconola provides you with sustained energy to power your adventures.

Coffee Crunch Coconola

Coffee Crunch Coconola is the delicious evolution of granola. This grain-free, coconut-based organic granola features Fair Trade Certified coffee roasted by our friends at Wicked Joe, and a nutritious blend of hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds and pecans. Coffee Crunch Coconola satisfies coffee connoisseurs, snackers, on-the-go breakfast folks, health conscious families, athletes and foodies seeking creative ingredients. Since 1979, we’ve kept artificial ingredients out of our recipes because you can’t fake good taste.

Garlic Herb Cashews

Garlic Herb Cashews are dry roasted with garlic and our unique blend of organic herbs and seaweed. Snack on these savory vegan cashews right out of the bag, top off a salad or create your own trail mix. Herbs are good for you! Gluten-free Garlic Herb Cashews are made in small batches at our solar-powered bakery and like the sun, they provide energy to power your adventures.

Curry Roasted Cashews

Curry Roasted Cashews are lightly roasted with invigorating spices including turmeric, paprika and red pepper. A touch of cayenne adds a zing! Snack on these vegan nuts out of the bag, top off a salad or create your own trail mix. Gluten-free Curry Roasted Cashews are made in small batches at our solar-powered bakery and like the sun, they provide energy to power your adventures.

Turmeric Ginger Cashews

Turmeric Ginger Cashews are lightly roasted with a spicy blend of turmeric, ginger, lemongrass, and cayenne. These vegan, gluten-free cashews are a tasty snack out of the bag, and they can spice up salads, stir fries and desserts. Turmeric Ginger Cashews are made in small batches at our solar-powered bakery and like the sun, they provide energy to power your adventures.

Paleo Friendly:

Chocolate Chunk Coconola

Chocolate Chunk Coconola is the delicious evolution of granola. This paleo, gluten-free, organic granola is vegan and loaded with coconut chips, seeds, nuts and dark chocolate. It’s made in small batches at our solar-powered bakery and just like the sun, Coconola provides you with sustained energy to power your adventures.

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The story of the REAL GRANOLAS who run GrandyOats started in the lakes region of Western Maine, when a homegrown enterprise was nurtured with mountains of oats, nuts and honey, and with the firm belief that business is more about having fun than it is about making money. For us, business has also become an intentional way of life that we believe can and should nourish people, the planet, and our communities. This, among other reasons, is why we call ourselves REAL GRANOLAS.

Yes, we know that GRANOLA is commonly understood as a breakfast cereal, but REAL GRANOLAS are also a certain class of people who are committed to living a natural, healthy, intentional lifestyle. Don’t be fooled by our laid-back vibe, our VW busses and our casual appearance, if you’re a GRANOLA HEAD, then you know it means you’re living with PLANET CONSCIOUSNESS. And we hope you’ll join our movement.

Nat Pierce and Aaron Anker

How Did We Get Here?

For Nat Peirce, the journey started on the beach in his home state of Maine; led to a tour of our nation’s natural wonders; and included work on some small farms in Arcata, California. Eventually. Nat landed back in Maine where he opened a vegetarian bakery and café, started raising a family, and purchased the GrandyOats biz from founders Sarah Carpenter and Penny Hood.

Aaron Anker was “home-schooled” in his Grandpa Lew’s fish restaurant in upstate New York where he learned the meaning of genuine customer service that still guides his work today. Aaron also tried out the corporate world, worked in the natural juice business, and managed a vegan restaurant in Aspen, Colorado, before jumping on the granola wagon.

Nat and Aaron first met when they were both Volkswagen-bus driving students at the University of New Hampshire. Each had considered a life in the corporate world. But neither was sure that they could kick off their Birkenstock sandals for dress shoes. After a lucky encounter at a concert in Portland, Maine, the two decided to join forces. Today, Nat remains Head Honcho at GrandyOats, and Aaron is Chief Granola Officer. Together, they employ a grand GrandyOats family of 20 employees.

Our passion for freshness and customer service can be traced to the early days of GrandyOats, when Nat streamlined an optimal system: Take orders on Monday, bake them on Tuesday, and get the granola to the stores on Wednesday. These simple goals are behind everything we do today, and you can count on a fresh delicious bite every time.

Keepin’ it Real

Things got cookin’ quickly after Nat and Aaron joined forces, as the two applied their worldview to their new business. They established core values for the company and started to evaluate every aspect of their efforts, from the way they sourced ingredients, to the policies they established for their workers. Stated simply, Nat and Aaron believe in supporting people, profits and the planet—they consider these to be the only true measures of prosperity.

Nat and Aaron believe that business can be an extension of who you are and what you believe. Here are some of the principles we live by each day:

  • Handmade food mixed in small batches tastes better.
  • Source local organic ingredients whenever possible.
  • Organic food can help sustain our planet’s resources.
  • Sugar is not needed to make delicious food.
  • No artificial anything. Ever!!
  • Business collaboration and local partnerships can make a deeper impact.
  • You don’t have to be related to have a family business.
  • Renewable energy will be the future.
  • Answer our customers’ needs while balancing our own work, life balance.

There’s a reason that Nat, Aaron and the rest of the GrandyOats family still spread the word from a van plastered with peace signs and bumper stickers. The “Oatswagon” reminds us that the ideals that inspired our journey are essential to keeping us on course in the years ahead.

GrandyOats has made a promise to its family of workers and to YOU. These REAL GRANOLAS plan on always keepin’ it real.

From 1910 Dairy Barn to Renovated Schoolhouse Powered By the Sun

We’d been mixing up oats and honey for 14 years from a historic dairy barn in Brownfield, Maine. This rural location provided an exquisite place to live, make granola and create yummy new products. But in 2014, we realized we were bursting at the seams and needed a new location with more space. The rivers and mountains of rural Maine have shaped the spirit of our company and we knew we wanted to stay here. So in 2015, GrandyOats purchased and renovated an abandoned elementary school in Hiram, Maine, converting it to a state-of-the art 100% solar-powered facility that is now our new home.

We are proud to say that this custom-designed solar system will power 100% of our energy needs. That means our ovens, our computers, our forklifts, our lights, our heating, and our cooling will be powered entirely by the sun. Yes, that means no carbon fuel on the premises!

With this move, GrandyOats also instantly became the largest employer in Hiram, and we’re proud to provide living-wage jobs and a new spirit of optimism to this beautiful town. We expect to be here making granola and all kinds of delicious foods for a very long time to come!


Always Organic

Our commitment to the environment begins with sourcing ingredients grown on organic farms. GrandyOats granolas, roasted nuts, and trail mixes are all USDA certified organic. The land used to cultivate the ingredients made for our products has no chemical fertilizers, no pesticides, and no genetically modified seeds. Organic farming has been shown to improve soil and plant health, wildlife habitats, and biodiversity. We believe that organic foods are better for you, your health, and the planet.

Our Sustainability Goals

  • We support organic farmers, locally and globally
  • We buy local ingredients when possible
  • We offset all of our energy uses with onsite solar power and renewable energy credits
  • We provide jobs in rural Maine, promote work life balance, and bring economic growth to the communities we serve
  • We seek to decrease waste
  • We educate, advocate, & give back
  • We collaborate with like minded companies and nonprofits

Solar Powered Bakery

In 2015, GrandyOats purchased an unoccupied elementary school in Hiram, Maine. After updating and renovating the schoolhouse, we installed 288 solar panels in a nearby field. Our solar array can generate up to 95,000 kWh of clean, renewable energy on an annual basis. It provides power to our ovens, lights, computers, and our heating and cooling systems. These panels are capable of offsetting over 145,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually (the equivalent of driving roundtrip from Hiram, Maine, to San Francisco 25 times)!

Have a question? Need an answer?

34 Schoolhouse Rd
Hiram, ME 04041

(207) 935-7415
Fax: (207) 935-7416

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Banana & Coconola Roll

Applenola Nachos

Mixed Berry Skillet Cobbler

Granola & Fruit Pizza

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Coconola on a Log

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Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.



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Each certification program has a different set of standards.  Certified Paleo is the Paleo Foundation’s first, most popular, and highest level of certification for Paleo-compliant products.  Certified Paleo Products are products that contain Paleo ingredients, but may have some 21st-century processing or packaging methods allowing for shelf stability.


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Grain Free Gluten Free Certified products are gluten-free and do not contain any grains of gliadin competitive residues.  All Grain-Free Gluten-Free products have undergone two rounds of audits, including lab tests, and a final review to become approved for the Grain-free Gluten-free Certified Program. 



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The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation.  Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.

The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.