Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Blueberry-Almond Granola featuring Beveri Flaxseed

One of my goals for 2010 was to try new ingredients that I have never had or cooked with before.  Flaxseed is one of those ingredients.  So, when I was contacted by Deirdre from beveri to sample their flaxseed products, I was excited for the opportunity.  The company is also offering my readers a sample of their beveri Organic Golden Flaxseed Fine Milled variety.  See the widget on my left sidebar to request your sample.

Here is a very good article on the WebMD website about the benefits of flaxseed. 

For my first recipe using flaxseed, I chose to make a Blueberry-Almond granola.  I added 1 tablespoon of the Golden Flaxseed Fine Milled with Blueberries to the oats and almond mixture before baking in the oven.  I am hooked on granola baked from scratch.  It was so easy and it tasted so good.  I put the granola in my vanilla yogurt, my husband added it to his cereal and one of my daughters liked taking it to school for lunch and a snack.  It made it even more special knowing that we were getting the added benefit of flaxseed.

I found the granola recipe in the Eveyday Food magazine.  Click here for a printable version of the recipe.  Remember to add 1-2 tablespoons of flaxseed to the granola before baking.  You can also change it up by adding different dried fruits like dried cranberries, cherries or raisins.      

beveri Flaxseed comes in a variety of combinations such as: 

Organic Golden Flaxseed Whole
 Organic Golden Flaxseed Fine Milled
 Golden Flaxseed Fine Milled with Cranberries  
Golden Flaxseed Fine Milled with Blueberries
Golden Flaxseed Fine Milled with Mixed Berries 

Photo courtesy of beveri Flaxseed website:

Here are some great tips on the beveri website for easy ways to add Flaxseed to your food and daily life.

Store your beveri Organic Golden Flaxseed next to the granola, cereal, or oatmeal in your cupboard to remind you to sprinkle a tablespoon (or 2 tbsp if you prefer to get an efficacious dose in one serving) on it in the mornings.

You can use beveri Organic Golden Flaxseed to replace eggs in recipes. Combine 1 tbsp of beveri Organic Golden Fine Milled Flaxseed with 3 tbsp of water to replace 1 egg in a recipe. 

Stir 1 tbsp of beveri Organic Golden Fine Milled Flaxseed into a yogurt for a tasty, filling mid-afternoon snack.

Mix 2 tbsp of beveri Organic Golden Flaxseed into low fat cottage cheese and spread on crackers for quick filling lunchtime snack.

Make salads more interesting (and filling) by sprinkling a mixture of 1 tbsp of beveri Organic Golden Fine Milled Flaxseed and 1 tbsp of beveri Organic Whole Golden Flaxseed on top, to give a geat “nutty” flavor.

Kids love cookies! Add 2 tbsp of beveri Organic Golden Fine Milled Flaxseed to the cookie dough and sprinkle some beveri Organic Golden Whole Flaxseed on top of cookies before baking to add some extra crunch!

Disclosure:  I was sent a bag of each flaxseed listed above courtesy of beveri Flaxseed.  They are also offering a free sample of their Organic Golden Flaxseed Fine Milled to my readers. (see widget on left hand sidebar) 

Homemade granola - Crunchy & Toasted

Once slightly cooled, mix in dried blueberries

Store in plastic container.  Ready to munch on any time of day.


Mom's Cooking Club Lesson:  I will be sharing other recipes in the near future using beveri Flaxseed as I continue to add flaxseed to our diets.  Thank you very much beveri!     


Bellini Valli said...

This would be an excellent wsay to start the day!

Patsyk said...

I have often wondered what to do with flax seed, so I am looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!

Aggie said...

I love adding flax to my smoothies. Gives it a nice nutty flavor. This granola looks amazing Jamie! Gosh, I love homemade granola! I want a sample!

iamronel said...

oh looks great, and nice blog btw :)

Barb, Diabetic Snacker said...

I signed up for the sample but it looks like it's by email. Our stores won't accept printed coupons. I subscribe by rss to your blog it's nice. I've never tried flaxseed before.

Kathleen said...

This looks like a yummy and healthy breakfast. Great way to start the day!

Laura in Paris said...

I love love granola!

Jennifer said...

Yum! make sure you grind your flaxseed before using for the best benefit. Whole flaxseeds are hard to digest and you don't get much benefit that way.

Angela said...

Looks yummy!! I love to make granola too,and just used flax as an egg sub in pancakes yesterday. It worked great!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE FLAX SEED. I use it in everything. There are no limits to adding it to your foods. If I am making tacos add it to the meat. Any casserole, cakes, muffins, drinks. Mine stays in the fridge in a large canning jar. I read it is the best place to store it. If you can eat it you can add flax seed. The benefits are so wonderful.

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Ron said...

Flax seeds go great with yogurt and there are a ton of flax seed recipes out there. But honestly, I see huge difference in taste between pre-ground and freshly ground flax seeds. I find that freshly ground flaxseeds taste way better.

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