Crunchy Nova Scotia Granola


Strive for Five Recipe

Yield: 30 servings


4 cups/320g old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup/45g oat bran
1/2 cup/35g flax flour or flax meal
1/2 cup/50g skim-milk powder
1/2 cup/125 mL canola oil
1 cup/ 250mL honey, liquid
1 tbsp/15mL almond extract
1 tbsp/15mL vanilla extract
1/2 tsp/2g  salt
2 cups/240g cranberries, dried 



  1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, oat bran, and flax flour.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the skim-milk powder, oil, honey, almond extract, vanilla extract, and salt. Pour the mixture over the oats and stir until well combined.

  3. Divide the mixture between the 2 sheet pans (greased) and spread in an even layer.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes; stir. Continue baking for another 20 minutes, until the oats are slightly golden brown. The oats may feel soft but will crisp as they cool.

  5. Cool completely. Stir in the dried cranberries.

  6. Store the cooled granola in an airtight container; it should keep for at least 3 weeks.

Homemade granola makes an excellent topping for fruits and smoothies. 

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