Can’t pronounce the ingredients in your morning cereal?
Perhaps you shouldn’t be eating it.
Get bowled over by Wild Child Granola. The small-batch, locally made cereal is as sustainable as it is delicious.
Each of the superb blends includes ingredients sourced from local farms. Flavors run the gamut from sweet Caramel Dream to herbaceous Honey Lavender (using Gentle Breeze Honey and Leelanau Lavender Breezes farmed lavender). Loving Sage gets nuttiness from Missouri pecans; shortbread-flavored Sweet Rosemary includes creamy pine nuts, and, when blended in a food processor, can double as crust for baked poultry or fish.
Wild Child uses butter instead of oil in its baking process, imparting a subtle richness.
It’ll leave you speechless.
Available at Southport Grocery & Cafe, 3552 North Southport Avenue, between Addison and Eddy Streets (773-665-0100 or southportgrocery.com); Green Grocer Chicago, 1402 West Grand Avenue, at Noble Street (312-624-9508 or greengrocerchicago.com); online at wild-childgranola.com.
Photo: Lecia Wolf Phinney / Getty Images