Crunchy Granola


  • Total Time30 mins
  • Makes5 to 5 servings

Here's a granola loaded with healthy fats that you can feel good about serving. You'll find flaxseed sold in most bulk or health food stores. For maximum nutrition, it must be ground - a coffee grinder will do the trick.


  • 3 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds

  • 1/2 cup wheat germ

  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2/3 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup canola oil

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 1 cup raisins, chopped dried apricots or dates (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F/150°C.

  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, wheat germ, flaxseed, cinnamon and salt.

  • In a small pot, heat the honey, oil, water and vanilla over medium heat, whisking and cooking just enough to combine it well, about 1 minute.

  • Drizzle half of the honey mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the remaining half and mix until thoroughly combined.

  • Arrange the granola over 2 baking sheets in an even layer. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Allow to cool. Add raisins. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

This article was originally published on Jul 01, 2007

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