Flaxseed is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain development and heart health. Serve in a bowl with milk, as a topping for yogurt or oatmeal, or as a snack by itself.

Melissa B. Williams
Recipe by Oxmoor House August 2011

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Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300°.

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  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl.

  • Combine orange juice, honey, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat just until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in oil and vanilla.

  • Pour honey mixture over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Spread mixture in a thin layer onto a foil-lined jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 10 minutes; stir. Bake an additional 15 minutes or until golden brown. Spoon granola into a bowl; stir in raisins. Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

  • Note: Store completely cooled granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

  • Nutrition note: Old-Fashioned vs. Instant Oats Old-fashioned rolled oats is what most of us know as oatmeal. It's made from whole groats that have been steamed and flattened by large rollers. They cook in about 5 minutes. Instant oats are regular rolled oats that have been flattened even more, then cooked and dried. Instant oats are not the same as the sugary pulverized oats in individual packets.

  • Young Chefs can:

  • Measure nuts and raisins

  • Combine dry ingredients

  • Older Chefs can:

  • Line pan with foil

  • Combine ingredients in saucepan

  • Stir in raisins

Nutrition Facts

243 calories; fat 8.5g; saturated fat 0.7g; mono fat 2.7g; poly fat 4.3g; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 40.5g; fiber 4.5g; iron 1.6mg; sodium 3mg; calcium 35mg.
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