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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Granola and Flax Seed


I have heard a lot of the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids for health...for everyone.  My interest was first perked when I read a lot about it related to M's speech disorder, apraxia.

Flax seed is one of those strange health foods that I have only recently learned about, and it is high in the Omega 3 fatty acids.  At the local Amish store, I saw it (ground), and figured I should try it.  I brought it home and had no idea what to do with it.

At first I just put the flax seed in my (and M's) oatmeal.  Some had suggested putting it in yogurt, but that just doesn't appeal to me.  Then I saw a recipe for granola that called for flax seed.  That recipe was not appealing to me, but I searched for others...and found one that is customizable.  Yea!!!  It has a base recipe and then you can choose what to add to it!

I made this recipe twice, but changed it up some.  I definitely recommend using rolled oats, as the recipe calls for it!  (I didn't the first time.)  I thought I'd try honey instead of maple syrup, but don't recommend that either!  However, I do recommend trying this!

You may think I'm weird, but I don't mix the granola in anything.  I just eat it from the bowl with a spoon.  This was fun to make with M...and good to eat, too!  

4 comments:

Cindy said...

I put ground flax seed in everything. Well almost. I sprinkle it one pb&j sammys, ice cream, sloopy joes, chilli, oatmeal, cookie dough, really most anything I make with ground beef, I even mix it into my hamburgers. I don't use a lot b/c it can change the texture.

My granola bar recipe doesn't call for it but I always add some. Here is the recipe. It has honey not syrup. I make them every week. And just to give you a heads up they are better than Fiber One bars so don't eat to many in one day. 1 a day is perfect.:)

http://littledidiknowthat.blogspot.com/2009/08/staple-in-our-house.html

Christy said...

I love granola. I eat it alone or mixed in yogurt.

Miller Moments said...

gave you an award today! :)

Angie said...

I use flax seed all the time. I buy whole flax seed and ground. I use a pepper mill to grind small amounts of the whole and use the ground in recipes.
Here is a great recipe for Peanut Butter Power Bars that uses flax seed. I am going to make some this weekend.
http://saltandchocolate.blogspot.com/2010/02/peanut-butter-power-bars.html

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