8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°.

Step 2

Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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.

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Step 8

Young Chefs can:

Step 9

Measure nuts and raisins

Step 10

Combine dry ingredients

Step 11


Step 12

Older Chefs can:

Step 13

Line pan with foil

Step 14

Combine ingredients in saucepan

Step 15

Stir in raisins

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