Because I'm not a morning person, I follow a breakfast routine that doesn't waver much (or require any thought): two cups of Peet's  coffee, followed by a large bowl of plain Greek yogurt and granola and fresh berries. For the last several weeks, my choice of granola has been Bear Naked Pure and Natural , made in La Jolla, California. But then I started wondering: what local granolas might I support?
After a trip to Whole Foods , I came home with five locally produced granolas and conducted a personalized taste and nutrition comparison. The result? My overwhelming favorite is Udi's Natural Artisan Granola  with cranberries and walnuts. The thick-cut oats are toasted resulting in a satisfying caramelized crunch, and then blended with light honey, chewy cranberries, and walnuts. Even better: Udi's comes in at just 120 calories per 1/4 cup, with 4.5 grams of fat.
The other local granolas, in order of preference, are:
Yoli's Granoli  (Denver): Mildly sweet with a great toasted crunch, blended with almonds and cranberries. 120 calories per 1/4cup, with 4 grams of fat.
Fiona's All-Natural Granola  (Boulder): The sweetest on the list, this one included barley, which added another layer of texture. 142 calories per 1/4 cup, 6.75 grams of fat.
Bulumu All-Natural Granola  (Boulder): This untoasted granola lacked the flavor punch of its competitors, and the dried blueberries were hard. Mix this one with a flavored yogurt. 120 calories per 1/4 cup, 3 grams of fat.
Boulder Granola  (Boulder): I had high hopes for this one but the low sugar content, small cut of the oats, and high-calorie and fat content (190 calories per 1/4 cup, 13 grams fat), pushed it to the bottom of my list.