Omega-3 Granola

Yield: about 6 cups


1/3 cup slivered almonds

1/3 cup walnuts, chopped coarse

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats*

3 tablespoons canola oil

¼ cup sunflower seeds

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

½ cup honey

2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup raisins

*Note - Do not substitute quick-cooking or instant rolled oats in this recipe, or the granola will taste sandy rather than crunchy.


Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 325 degrees. Toast the almonds and walnuts in a 12‑inch skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until fragrant and beginning to darken, about 3 minutes. Stir in the oats and oil and continue to toast until the oats begin to turn golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in the sunflower seeds and sesame seeds and continue to toast until the mixture turns golden, about 2 minutes.

Off the heat, stir in the honey, flaxseeds, and salt until well coated. Spread the granola evenly over a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring every few minutes, until the granola is light golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Stir in the raisins. With a spatula, push the granola onto one half of the baking sheet and press gently into a 1/2‑inch-thick slab. Let the granola cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Loosen the dried granola with a spatula, break into small clusters, and serve.  The granola can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Per 1/2‑Cup Serving: Cal 230; Fat 11g; Sat Fat 1g; Chol 0mg; Carb 32g; Protein 5g; Fiber 4g; Sodium 55mg


Omega-3 Granola with Tropical Fruit

Substitute 1 cup chopped dried tropical fruit (such as pineapple, papaya, and/or mango) and 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut for the raisins.

Omega-3 Granola with Cranberries and Ginger

Substitute 3/4 cup dried cranberries and 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger for the raisins.

Omega-3 Granola with Peanut Butter

Substitute 2/3 cup peanuts, chopped coarse, for the almonds and walnuts. Reduce the amount of oil to 2 tablespoons and stir 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter into the oat mixture with the honey and flaxseed.