Natalie & IJLB
Once upon a time... I had a fabulous granola in my favorite coffeebar in NY. I instantly felt this was the way to set me off on a happy day. Since I couldn’t find a granola that tasted as light and crunchy, I started experimenting until I found my own favourite recipe. For some years my family and good friend Lien enjoyed homemade granola. But I kept dreaming. ‘What if I shared my instant granola crush with other people? What if I launched my own healthy granola brand? Since three years now, that dream has become reality. My little moments of (morning) happiness have spread out and make my day.
Our granola is made by hand in small batches with lots of care. We select our wholesome organic ingredients carefully to guarantee the great bite and taste. You won’t be looking for that symbolic one pecan in the bag, since this granola contains more nuts and seeds than oats. IJLB was founded from the heart and made by people for people.
The team of Les Tartes de Françoise was an immediate fan of our products! They gave us the chance to kickoff in a professional way by renting us a spot and letting us use the oven in their atelier in Antwerp.
IJLB is founded from the heart and made by people for people.Three years ago the team of Les Tartes de Françoise was an immediate fan of our products! They gave us the chance to kickoff in a professional way by renting us a spot and letting us use the oven in their atelier in Antwerp. In the meantime we moved to a new location and started a cooperation together with Flexpack, a social company specialized in foodpacking. They have the perfect space for us to create an atelier. It is an experienced environment where we are supported on many levels. We hope to continue baking lots of granola and support in a some time this companies goal which is creating real jobs combined with the necessary care for people who have some difficulties in finding one on the regular market.
We like it cracking fresh
Freshly toasted oat flakes, seeds and/or nuts, a granola lavish in both ingredients and taste... just the way we like it.
The bag you buy from your favourite shop comes straight out of our workshop - or almost - and the contents are baked to order, especially for you!
Team IJLB, that’s us: Natalie, Sare and Els. Every day we are hard at work in our workshop to bake and package your granola. But our team is actually much bigger than just the three of us.
We believe in a network of people and businesses that are exceptional at one specific aspect and we are convinced that working together can only make you better and stronger. For instance, our IJLB workshop would not exist without the fantastic, heartfelt support of the people at Flexpack.
Every single store that sells our products is run by passionate entrepreneurs that help us share our concept with you. Customers can also order online thanks to Elke of Bon Appetit Les Amis and the team at Belgunique.
Didess, an innovative Belgian company, makes our granola easily accessible to the food service industry. Interbio is a cooperative grouping Belgian biofarmers who supplement their fresh produce with authentic artisan bioproduce and they make sure our Brussels and Walloon customers have no trouble finding us.
After all, no IJLB without our die-hard granola fans.
Thank you all!
The wholesome organic ingredients are carefully selected. Every batch is made with lots of attention. If for any reason your IJLB didn’t taste as good as always, don’t hesitate to contact us. When you are allergic be cautious of the nuts. Although oats are glutenfree by nature the used oats can be contaminated by different kinds of wheat. Our granola is made in a bakery where wheat is being used.
What is granola?
Granola was created about a 100 years ago in NY. In order to make oatmeal more attractive, they started baking oats and combining them with several other ingredients. Granola tastes great with yoghurt and fresh fruit, you can combine it with different kinds of milk or just grab a handful to snack away.
This granola finds a nice balance between subtle spices and a touch of natural sweets. The soft taste of sliced almonds and lovely chunks of pecans come as a delicious extra.
Oatflakes*37%, pumpkin seeds*, sunflower seeds*, grated coconut*, pecans*8%, almond flakes*8%, maple syrup*, agave syrup*, spices*, seasalt
The bananachips and whole cashews give this granola a bit more bite. Natural thickened applejuice gives it a fresh and fruity flavour.
Oatflakes*33%, pumpkin seeds*, sunflower seeds*, grated coconut*, cashew nuts*8%, banana chips*5%, maple syrup*, thickened applejuice*, spices*, seasalt
Bart’s & Sare's favourite
For making this granola we didn’t just add chocolate. We went back to basics and used the essential ingredients to create chocolate. Thats how this granola gets his own specific cacao flavour. When combined with some yoghurt or milk the deep, dark taste will slowly wake your senses. Or when snacking away this great one...no rush, just cacao crush.
Oatflakes*48%, sunflower seeds*12%, grated coconut*, cacaobutter, cacao%5, agave syrup*, maple syrup*, spices*, seasalt
* organic BE-BIO-01
For our IJLB fans
Especially for you we have introduced the ‘I Just Love Bigger’ bag. If you used to buy several bags with every visit to the shop then this bigger bag could be just the thing. The bigger bag is much cheaper than a bunch of small ones.
And yes, we know, the big bag is perhaps a bit less practical, but it does allow us to limit the amount of packaging material to a minimum. That’s why it was conceived as a refill pack, so you can pour the content into a storage box at home.
Our ultimate dream is to one day be able to switch to a packaging material that can simply be composted in the backyard.
CRANBERRY / CHERRY
This Xmas edition with cranberries and cherries, cardamom and ginger made lots of hearts glow.
*Available from november until january.
Coffee & cacao
We created for Foodnomads foodbox a coffee infused granola. Together with a real Belgian coffee roastery we tasted and selected the perfect roasted bean to use for this granola.
*Available from september until november.
What about # 1 2 4 & 6 ?
Many experiments led to a number of recipes. #5 and #7 are the winners, for now.
all day long
strawberries in pieces
raspberries // I squeeze them
in a bit of orange juice,
to intensify the taste
+ your favourite
1,5 teaspoon candied ginger
6 pealed slices of lemon
just a dash of gingersyrup
yoghurt + your favourite
yoghurt + your favorite IJLB granola
your favorite Chocolate
great extra virgin olive oil
# you can add anything you like to your granola.
I love dark chocolate, add a sprinkle of nice olive oil
and a touch of sea salt.
a mint leaf
raspberry coulis // you can make it yourself
but have a peak in the fridge of the supermarket,
those are pretty good as well
We sell /
All of our outlets breathe the passion and enthusiasm of entrepreneurs looking to market beautiful, honest and - above all - extremely tasty products.
Use the map to find a fun outlet near you.
De drie zussen / Terninckstraat 17, 2000 Antwerpen
Juliette / Ijzeren Waag 4, 2000 Antwerpen
Les Tartes de Françoise / Antwerpen
Pain Mercier / Frederik De Merodeplein 4, 2600 Berchem
Robuust / Reyndersstraat 2, 2000 Antwerpen
Domestic / Steenbokstraat 37, 2018 Antwerpen
Domestic / Lange Gasthuisstraat 5, 2000 Antwerpen
Beenhouwerij Goeminne / Hoogstraat 15A, 2000 Antwerpen
Comptoir de l épicerie du cirque / Volkstraat 27, 2000 Antwerpen
Helios / Statiestraat 13, 2600 Berchem
22b / Sint Vincentiusstraat 22b, 2018 Antwerpen
Crumbles & Beans / Lange Dijkstraat 16, 2060 Borgerhout
September Lokaal / Vincotteplein 36, 2140 Borgerhout
De Broodnatie / 't Groen Kwartier Berchem
Caffènation / Mechelsesteenweg 16, 2000 Antwerpen
Caffènation Pakt / Regine Beerplein (Groen Kwartier), 2018 Antwerpen
Glow / Melkmarkt 40, 2000 Antwerpen
Hotel O Kathedral / Handschoenmarkt 3, 2000 Antwerpen
Couche Couche / Laar 30, 2140 Borgerhout
Hotel ‘t Sandt / Zand 17, 2000 Antwerpen
Akker Antwerpen / Jezusstraat 26, 2000 Antwerpen
De Fruitheuvel / Schotensesteenweg 63 / 2100 Deurne
Les Tartes de Françoise / Mechelen, Brasschaat
De Laet & Van Haver / Kapelstraat 100, 2540 Hove
't Groenteke / Berlarij 17 / 2500 Lier
Soete Huys / Grote baan 286, 9120 Beveren
De Kruidenfee / Vonckstraat 39, 2270 Herenthout
Just Yummie / Voogdijstraat 2, Mol
Den Oude Kneeder en Het Jonge Likstertje / Laarstraat 3, 2840 Reet (Rumst)
Miemuze / Allemanshofstraat 44, 2880 Bornem
15inn B&B / Gestelweg 15, 2491 Balen-Olmen
Puur Smaak / Buisstraat 19b2, 2890 Sint-Amands
Somad foodbar / Kerstraat 1, 2970 Schilde
Oost-Vlaanderen Les Tartes de Françoise / Gent
Vers Gent / Kortrijksesteenweg 31, 9000 Gent
Bakkerij Ponnet / Gentsesteenweg 358, Erpe-Mere
Henriette&Juliette / Broodstraat 25, Oudenaarde 9700
Het Doopsuikertje / Begonialaan 24, 9870 Zulte
Les Tartes de Françoise / Aalst
OR Dok Noord / Dok Noord, 9000 Gent
Culi’s / Heldenlaan 11, 9620 Zottegem West-Vlaanderen Les Tartes de Françoise / Brugge, Kortrijk
Juttu / Brugge
Kwalito / Ezelstraat 15, 8000 Brugge
Bohio / Ezelstraat 74, 8000 Brugge
Fresh & Cool / Warandestraat 51, 8790 Waregem
Slagerij Nico & Katrien / Godshuislaan 45, 8800 Roeslare
Sinnaeve brood & banket / Vrijgeweidestraat 11 / 8020 Ruddervoorde
Brazila Brugge / Mallebergplaats 1, 8000 Brugge
Brazila Knokke / Lippenslaan 126, 8300 Knokke-Heist
De Coqisserie / Koninklijke Baan 29 / 8420 De Haan
Juliette. / Albert 1 Laan 78b, 8629 Nieuwpoort
Patisserie DeMaré / Kustlaan 119, 8300 Knokke
Kiss my coffee / Leopold 2 Laan 250, Oostduinkerke
Hotel Donny / Donnylaan 17, 8660 De Panne
Notarishuys Restaurant & Pure Hotel / Koning Albertstraat 39, 8600 Diksmuide
Body Invest / Koning Albert I-Laan 127, 8800 Roeselare
Slagerij Van Acker / Leopoldlaan 78, 8430 Middelkerke-Bad
Vlaams-Brabant Lou&Co / Kaudenaardestraat 109, 1700 Dilbeek
Les Tartes de Françoise / Leuven, Overijse
Boardhouse / Jules Vandenbemptlaan 6, 3001 Leuven
Mister Bean / Leuvensestraat 5, 3010 Leuven
Pauze / Gasthuisstraat 3, 3200 Aarschot
Traiteur Obergine / Merenstraat 37, 3080 Tervuren
Ontdek De Natuur / Ketelstraat 19, Diest
Limburg Prana Bio Bulk / Kanaalweg 15, Heusen-Zolder
Bakkerij Mariën / Diesterstraat 168, 3980 Tessenderlo
Bakkerij Mariën / Halensebaan 64, 3290 Diest-Webbekom
't Calorietje / Havermarkt 27, 3500 Hasselt
Natuurbakkerij Herteleer / André Dumontlaan 10, 3600 Genk
Brussel Caffe Munde / Boulevard Général Jacques 263F, 1050 Ixelles
Les Tartes de Françoise / Elsene, Jette, Oudergem, Ukkel, Woluwe
Brabant Wallon Au Carré / Avenue dus Centenaire 81C, 1400 Nivelles
Les Tartes de Françoise / Waterloo, Waver, Terhulpen
Liège Red & Breakfast / Rue Bassenge 45, 4000 Liège
La Casemate / Mont 16-1, 4910 Theux
Les Tartes de Françoise / Liège
Hainaut Les Tartes de Françoise / Gerpinnes
France Nonadeli / 48 rue Saint-André / 59000 Lille, France
Chateau Valcreuse / route de Lesigny, 86270 La Roche-Posay, France
Café Olive / 35 Place Rihour, 59800 Lille, France
Nederland Everyday bread & coffee / Assendorperstraat 80, 8012 CB Zwolle, Nederland
Villa Vesper / De Plaetse 77 / 5709ZK Helmond
De Kiem natuurvoeding / Burgemeester Frenckenstraat 69, 5721 EZ Asten