No need to go to the health food store to find real granola anymore — traditional grocery store shelves are full of new varieties of the oat clusters. Our favorite was from the maker of popular granola bars: Nature Valley. The company even offers several options for using granola for more than just yogurt toppings or snack mix. The Nature Valley website includes recipes for making pie crusts and French toast out of the granola, as well as using it as a topping on baked salmon. We sampled six brands of honey and oat flavored granola.
Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent