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The Granola Worth Serving !

Handmade Gourmet Macadamia nut Granola? Made in Hawaii? Yes!

Located in Hilo town, on Hawai`i Island, our little granola kitchen is bright and cheery. With mouth-watering tropical flavors, our gourmet granola ingredients are weighed, stirred and packaged by hand in small batches. We bake as needed, so our Granola is fresh and crunchy when it goes out the door… to a store, a resort, or to you.

I manage Kipimana Hawaiian Granola here in Hilo, Hawaiʻi, my hometown, and we make macadamia nut granola. The nuts, honey and oil are all from macadamia nut groves on Hawaiʻi Island. We use Hawaii-grown coffee in the Original with Coffee, and amazing Hilo-grown cocoa in the Mocha blends.

How did all this come about?

My Hawaiian ancestors arrived on Hawaiʻi Island from Maui in the mid-1700s, and the non-Hawaiian ancestors began arriving before 1800. The Shipmans were missionaries bound for Micronesia, who stayed in Hawaii to give birth to my great-grandfather… and never left. That baby grew up to be Hawaii Island cattle rancher W.H. Shipman. (“Kipimana” is the Hawaiian pronunciation for ‘Shipman.’)

When we opened the Shipman House Bed & Breakfast in 1997, I wanted a healthy granola that reflected Hawaiʻi’s sense of place, something our guests would be familiar with, but with favorite Hawaiian flavors. No natural healthy breakfast cereal captured that luscious tropical taste, so after a lot of delicious experimenting, I created our “Original Macadamia Granola”, chock-full of Hawaii-grown macadamia nuts and macadamia honey.

Elegantly simple, we served it like a build-your-own sundae, alongside bowls of chocolate chips, coconut, raisins and cranberries, plus yogurt or milk to go on top. Some even put it inside their papaya. Guests loved it !

For 20 years, B&B guests from all over the world said, “Wow, you should sell this!”

The B&B has closed, but Hawaiian Granola Company, now “Kipimana Hawaiian Granola”, continues with exciting mouth-watering island flavors, plus a line of low-glycemic granola for those watching their sugar intake. 

Now you, too, can enjoy this exotic taste of the Islands at home, as a quick convenient breakfast or a healthy snack. The granola is especially good on ice cream or yogurt, in acai bowls, on a hike, in a bowl as cereal topped with berries or sliced bananas, or in ‘oatmeal’ cookies, and it makes a wonderfully personal gift from Hawaiʻi.

This site will tell you about our granola products and how you may order directly online!

Mahalo for giving us a try! Barbara

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