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Serve this Scandinavian cereal with low-fat yogurt or nonfat milk to start your day off with whole grains and some protein and calcium-rich dairy. You can substitute any combination of chopped dried or fresh fruit for the raisins--apricots, apples, figs, cherries or cranberries would all be delicious. Try walnuts or hazelnuts instead of the almonds if you like. Ground flaxseeds stirred in at the end provide a boost of heart-healthy omega-3s.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2005

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Recipe Summary

total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Spread oats and rye (or wheat) flakes on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir in almonds and coconut; bake until the oats are fragrant, about 8 minutes. Turn off the oven. Stir raisins into the muesli.

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  • Microwave honey for 10 seconds in a glass measuring cup. Stir in vanilla and cinnamon; drizzle over the muesli and stir to coat. Return the muesli to the turned-off warm oven and let cool completely, about 2 hours. Stir in flaxseeds, if using.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Note: Rye or wheat flakes are simply rye or wheat kernels that have been steamed and rolled, oatmeal-style. Look for them in natural-foods stores.

Tip: Grind flaxseeds in a clean coffee grinder or dry blender just before using.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 33.7g; dietary fiber 4.8g; sugars 10.8g; fat 5g; saturated fat 0.8g; vitamin a iu 20.4IU; vitamin c 0.2mg; folate 6.5mcg; calcium 35.5mg; iron 1.5mg; magnesium 50.1mg; potassium 217mg; sodium 6.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1 fat

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