Thursday, 13 March 2014

Special K Granola Review and Giveaway

You may have gathered from some of my previous posts that I am always on the quest to get fit and be healthier and one of the things to help with this a good balanced diet. One of the things I do believe to help is always having breakfast but it is nice to change what I eat every once in a while, so when I was asked if I would like to try and review the new granola from Special K, well I couldn't resist.

I was surprosed when the package arrived because not only did I receive a pack of each flavour, I also received a lovely reusable bag and a huge tea towel!!

special k granola

The granola is available in two delicious flavours : raisins and red apples and cranberries with pumpkin seeds and almonds. Both Special K granolas are packed with 5 different whole grains and are packed full of flavour.

What I loved is that each packet is resealable, making it easy to keep the granola nice and fresh. The cranberry granola was my favourite however I did enjoy both. The granola kept its crunch even when covered in milk, a big plus for me because I can't stand soggy cereal!! I really like that you can taste the individual flavours of each ingredient and it isn't too sweet either, I find some other granolas tend to have too much sugar added to them.

There was a great recipe on the tea towel that used the Special K granola as an ingredient, so I decided to give it a go.

special k tea towel

Ingredients

* 100 ml milk
* 2 large eggs
* 4 tbsp sunflower oil
* 4 tbsp clear honey
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 2 apples grated
* 125g wholemeal plain flour
* 125g plain flour
* 75g special k granola
* 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
* 1 1/2 tsp bicarb
* 1 tsp ground cinnamon
* extra granola for sprinkling on top of the muffins

Preparation

* Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
* In a jug, mix together the milk, eggs, oil, honey and vanilla extract.
* In a bowl sieve in the flours, baking powder, bicarb and cinnamon.
* Stir in the apple and granola
* Pour in the milk mixture and stir until the ingredients come together.
* Spoon the mixture into 12 muffin cases and sprinkle granola over the top of each one.
* Bake for 20-25 minutes.

special k granola muffins

I was pleased with the finished product. A delicious muffin perfect as a healthy snack or an alternative to breakfast!! The Special K granola added a lovely crunch to them.

I really enjoyed the Special K granola, I will definitely be buying more when I run out!!

Now if you are liking the sound of the Special K granola, I have a great giveaway for you all to enter. Up for grabs is are two cases of Special K granola, that's 6 packets of each flavour!! To enter you just need to fill out the rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is open to UK residents only and will end at 11.59pm on the 3rd of April 2014. Remember all entries will be checked and verified so make sure you enter correctly.

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Good luck everyone

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184 comments:

  1. I Love To Eat Any Type Of Cereal For Breakfast With Either Cold Or Hot Milk

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  2. At the moment I am having toast and syrup

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  3. I like any cereal with cold milk

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  4. I like bagels and cream cheese

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  5. Cereals,yoghurt or breakfast biscuits.

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  6. Porridge with sliced banana on top in winter (or cereal with hot milk again with banana),

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  7. We have chickens, so usually egg on toast!

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  8. I eat scrambled eggs with cheese for breakfast and have cereal for a snack in the evening.

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  9. At the moment I am loving porridge x

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  10. Granola and yoghurt.

    @rachiegr

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  11. Toast! - Catherine Newton

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  12. Weetabix or toast!

    Ashleigh

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  13. In winter porridge with fruit (usually slice banana). Otherwise cereal with milk, sometimes toast. I do like granola with yoghurt, and tend to prefer to have this at lunchtime. Or as an afternoon snack.

    Rachel Craig

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  14. Normally a cereal bar or toast with lurpak butter
    (kim neville)

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  15. Yogurt and fruit

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  16. chopped bananas with greek style honey yogurt

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  17. greek yoghurt, granola and berries

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  18. I like porridge with a little honey

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  19. I like a variety of things including eggs on toast, cereals, porridge, pain au chocolat and fruit and yoghurt

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  20. Toast, and a Bacon Butty on a Saturday as a treat!

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  21. dippy eggs and marmite soldiers

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  22. a poached egg and some toast xx

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  23. Jane Kocan-Payne16 March 2014 at 21:47

    Cereal

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  24. Weetabix at the moment, but I'm partial to couple of poached eggs on toast if I have time x

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  25. porriage
    from samantha price

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  26. Usually cereal, I always have a variety to choose from and there's always a granola type cereal, occasionally toast with butter and jam.

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  27. Cornflakes with ice cold milk and bananas

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  28. Cereal mainly, sometimes porridge.

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  29. a fry up or tracker bars (not together)

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  30. museli with greek yogurt and honey

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  31. yoghurt and a handful of dried fruit and banana chips

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  32. Weetabix during the week, and a full English breakfast (brunch) at weekends
    Spencer Broadley
    s.broad@hotmail.co.uk

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  33. Cereal or toast during the week and a bacon roll at weekends

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  34. Oats with milk and either strawberries or blueberries.

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  35. if im at work it has to be a fry up!! If i'm at home, toast is good!

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  36. faye huntington20 March 2014 at 14:17

    fruit and nut bars followed by chocolate ;) faye x

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  37. I am a body builder, so porridge, bran, and cinnamon.

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  38. muesli with yogurt/warm milk and loads of berries!

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  39. I love granola with yoghurt! Also smoked salmon with scrabbled egg on toast if I fancy something savoury.

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  40. Granola is my favourite, I have been living on cereal bars recently on the way to work but would love to get back to granola.

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  41. Porridge usually but at the moment Cereal in Yoghurt

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  42. Fruit and nut meusli or porridge

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  43. I like to try and eat something healthy and filling so lately its been fruit smoothies

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  44. I am craving an English muffin right now!

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  45. Granola natural yogurt and runny honey

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  46. Cereal, toast and coffee x
    Tracy Sinclair
    Twitter @tjsi1963

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  47. spinich and scrambled egg wrap

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  48. Porridge in winter, a wheat cereal in summer!

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  49. I am currently enjoying Special K Red Berries porridge.

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  50. A yogurt its easy during week. At weekends potato cakes or crumpets

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  51. shredded wheat

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  52. Porridge sweetened with honey and made with soya milk.

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  53. I LIKE TO MIX IT UP AND HAVE GRANOLA ONE DAY, TOAST ON ANOTHER AND SOMETHING LIKE COOKED MUSHROOMS, BACON AND EGG AS A TREAT X

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  54. Branflaks with Mullier light

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  55. cereal in the week and eggs or bacon sandwich at the weekend

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  56. Rebecca Gransden1 April 2014 at 19:38

    Vegemite on brown bread toast.

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  57. Weetabix with hot milk and sugar

    kirstyjfox [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  58. Red apple and raisin granola with vanilla yoghurt

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  59. I enjoy cereal or if hubbie is feeling particularly kind a cooked breakfast :) x

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  60. I prefer brunch! Eggs Benedict or pancakes to precise. But if it's an early breakfast the a bowl of cereal with ice cold milk.

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  61. Charmian Filewood2 April 2014 at 00:13

    Golden syrup porridge, or toast n peanut butter

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  62. Cereal and cold milk.
    (sam fernley)

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  63. I'm a big Special K fan x

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  64. weetabix or muesli

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  65. Cereal. Or a croissant if it is a special day!

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  66. Greek yoghurt with muesli/granola

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  67. I love porridge - keeps me going all morning.....although I have to admit this morning I ate Hot Cross Bun bread from a lovely loaf I found in the supermarket (shhhhh, don't tell!).

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  68. Porridge is my favourite, with a little bit of golden syrup.

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  69. A big fry up & a banana smoothie

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  70. Full English Veggie Breakfast on a naughty day. Cornflakes on others

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  71. I love eating a variety of breakfasts, from cereal on a day when I haven't much time, grapefruit when I'm feeling healthy and on special occasions (like when we're on holiday) I love freshly made pancakes with chocolate syrup :-)

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  72. i love granola.different taste in every bite:)
    kate

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  73. I love granola with greek yoghurt for breakfast

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  74. Muesli with fresh fruit on top :)

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  75. Usually, a cup of tea and Marmite on toast.

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  76. I like eggy bread or a fry up but i,m on a diet at the moment so I like natural yogurt with fresh fruit.
    claire.bob23@hotmail.co.uk

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  77. I love Sultana Bran with hot milk :)

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  78. Weetos or Crunchy Nuts

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  79. Vanilla yoghurt topped with raspberries

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  80. muesli and yoghurt with fresh fruit!

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  81. Fried English LOL

    @oneisjamie

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  82. Fresh White toast with loads of butter ummmmm!!! But in reality i tend to have a small bowl of cereal and a banana!!

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  83. Nothing beats a salmon and cream cheese bagel with strong coffee.

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  84. I love having muesli or granola

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  85. Porridge with fresh berries :)

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  86. I *like* to eat a cooked breakfast, however, I usually have porridge :)

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  87. Cereal or a croissant if I'm feeling fancy ;-)

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  88. Frosties with cold milk

    trevor linvell

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  89. I love cornflakes with iced cold milk.

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  90. Muesli topped with either prunes, dried apricots or yoghurt.

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  91. Porridge or granola with yoghurt

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  92. Cereal and fruit with yoghurt mainly ... although I do like the occasional full English :-)

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  93. I like a healthy option as well as a naughty one so either banana sliced on toast or a bacon sarny!!! :)

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  94. I like something I can eat on the go, like a yoghurt, cereal bar or healthy muffin. :-)

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  95. Full English or Porridge with Sultanas

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  96. Eggs on toast, if I have time. Porridge if I don't!

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  97. Cereal, yogurt and fresh fruit.

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  98. Cereal or toast with peanut butter.

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  99. Champaklal Lad3 April 2014 at 21:47

    Indian Style Spicy Eggy Bread

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  100. Weetabix

    Jill cordner xx

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  101. Muesli with fresh fruit and yoghurt

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  102. At the moment, granola and natural yoghurt

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  103. EGGS & BACON & TOAST

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  104. Cereal or toast & banana

    G. Williamson

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