Vanilla Flax Granola

Yields 21⁄2 cups

COST: $0.47

Per 1⁄4 cup

Calories: 173

Fat: 6g

Carbohydrates: 26g

Protein: 4g

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 6g

Sodium: 5mg

1⁄3 cup maple syrup

1⁄3 cup coconut oil

11⁄2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups oats

1⁄2 cup flax meal

3⁄4 cup dried fruit, small dice

Preheat oven to 325°F.
Melt and whisk together maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla over low heat until margarine is melted.
Toss together oats, flax meal, and dried fruit on a large baking tray in a single layer (you may need to use two trays).
Drizzle maple syrup mixture over oats and fruit, gently tossing to combine as needed.
Bake for 25–30 minutes, carefully tossing once during cooking. Granola will harden as it cools.