Vanilla Flax Granola
Making your own granola allows you to create whatever flavors you desire. Crystallized ginger, chopped dates, a sprinkle of cinnamon, coconut flakes, dried papaya — the possibilities are endless!
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 2½ CUPS
⅔ cup maple syrup
⅓ cup canola oil
1½ teaspoons vanilla
2 cups oats
½ cup ground flax seeds or wheat germ
¾ cup dried fruit, diced small
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Over low heat, melt and whisk together syrup, canola oil, and vanilla until margarine is melted.
On large baking tray in a single layer, toss together oats, flax seeds, and dried fruit. Drizzle maple syrup mixture over oats, gently tossing to combine as needed.
Bake for 25–30 minutes, carefully tossing once during cooking. Granola will harden as it cools.
PER¼ CUP | Calories: 490 | Fat: 22g | Sodium: 20mg | Carbohydrates: 70g | Fiber: 8g | Protein: 7g