Crunchy Granola

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Makes

5 to 5 servings

* PLUS Baking time: 30 minutes

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.


Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

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